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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to O’Hare International Airport, International Mail Facility (IMF) intercepted packages containing prohibited medical drug kits arriving from the United Kingdom.On March 17, 2020,...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas- En medio de la disponibilidad limitada o reducida de productos de productos comunes en las tiendas de EE. UU., la Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en todos los...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender, March 17.“The agents of Del Rio Sector work around the clock to ensure our communities are safeguarded against violent...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– Amid the limited or reduced availability of common produce items in U.S. stores, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Laredo and other South Texas ports of entry is reminding the traveling...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
OROVILLE, Wash. – Agents from the Oroville Border Patrol Station encountered an individual in Okanogan County who not only was in the country illegally but also failed to register as a sex offender.On March 16, agents conducting targeted enforcement...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a man suspected of smuggling 42 illegal immigrants, which most were dangerously packed in a towed utility trailer Tuesday morning.The incident...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Station Border Patrol agent working in the San Luis area apprehended a subject with an active arrest warrant who fled the scene of a domestic violence call Wednesday.The San Luis Police Department contacted Yuma Sector Border...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily suspend operations at Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers nationwide from March 19 until at least May 1, 2020. CBP is taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit rescued five illegal aliens as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River, March 15.Agents rescue family from Rio Grande.There are many dangers associated...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector agents assigned to the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested a United States citizen and recovered a stolen vehicle Tuesday.Around 8 p.m., a Honda SUV approached Wellton Station agents in the primary inspection lane...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine last week from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue operators along with Wellton Station agents and Air and Marine Operations – Yuma Air Branch rescued a lost illegal alien in distress Monday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seeking public input concerning new border barrier projects in Maverick and Val Verde counties, Texas.In Maverick County, CBP will be replacing approximately two (2) miles of existing...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marine Unit in Eagle Pass rescued an injured child who was stranded on an island in the middle of the Rio Grande River, Mar. 11.“Smugglers continue to show no concern for individuals...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized a generous amount of narcotics in separate unrelated incidents on Thursday, March 12 that totaled nearly $2 million in...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, Mont. – In January, The Acting Chief of Blaine Sector Washington issued a challenge to all Northern Border Chief Patrol Agents via Twitter. The challenge was simple, to raise food for a local food bank with a snowball challenge. Havre Sector...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment of 32 counterfeit designer brand handbags March 10 that arrived in Philadelphia in an express delivery parcel from Turkey. If genuine, the handbags, which were...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a commercial bus passenger with an outstanding warrant for indecent sexual contact of a child out of Dallas, Texas.“CBP recognizes the...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued six waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of approximately 177 miles of 30 foot steel bollard fencing, in place of dilapidated and outdated designs and in locations...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado apprehended a Mexican national Sunday, attempting to smuggle methamphetamine.Tucson Sector agents referred a 1999 Acura for secondary inspection...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling fentanyl Friday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m., when a 21-year-old man...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics Sunday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m., when a 22-year-old woman...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Funcionarios de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informan a los viajeros internacionales que un proyecto piloto de permiso de turista I-94 sin papel comenzará antes de la Semana Santa,...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Laredo Port of Entry is advising international travelers that a paperless I-94 tourist permit pilot project will begin ahead of Holy Week, starting on March 31 and that either passports...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | National Media Release
This release is an updated version of the March 2nd release of the same title found hereWASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct...

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