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Monday, November 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has again been recognized by Monster.com as one of the “Best Companies for Veterans,” a list compiled yearly by a panel of veteran employment experts based on standout veteran hiring and retention...
Friday, November 2, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately six miles of levee wall system in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists discovered hundreds of pounds of invasive Chinese mitten crabs on October 16 while conducting routine inspection operations at a local express consignment facility.  This...
Friday, October 26, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial comparison technology identified another impostor at the Port of San Luis last week. It was the third individual to be detected using facial biometric technology in the...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI—CBP officers intercepted a shipment containing nearly six pounds of liquid heroin at a local express consignment facility in Cincinnati on October 11. CBP Officers intercepted this packageof "shampoo" from Mexico headed toNew YorkThe...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI  - El 11 de octubre, los oficiales de CBP interceptaron un paquete que contenía cerca de seis libras de heroína líquida en una instalación local de acarreo en Cincinnati. El envío se originó en Morelos, México y con destinatario en una...
Monday, October 22, 2018 | National Media Release
DAYTON, Ohio — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined the Dayton International Airport (DAY) in a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new General Aviation Facility (GAF) on October 16. The new General Aviation Facility (GAF) in Dayton, Ohio opened...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona— Durante el fin de semana, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza identificó a dos impostores en el Puerto de San Luis utilizando una nueva tecnología de comparación facial.   Estos dos impostores son los primeros en ser detectados...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial comparison technology identified two impostors at the Port of San Luis over the weekend. The two impostors are the first to be detected using biometric technology in the...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released the Discipline and Office of Professional Responsibility annual reports for FY 2016 and FY 2017 on www.cbp.gov. CBP Discipline Overview Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 Employee Misconduct and...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at O’Hare International Airport recently celebrated the retirement of three of their agricultural canines at a ceremony in Terminal 5. Dino, Chex, and Frodo (L-R) wait toenjoy some cake during their...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its annual Commissioner’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday to recognize employees for remarkable deeds and accomplishments for the period of October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017, in five...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | National Media Release
CLEVELAND— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers welcomed passenger vessel MS Hamburg to the Cleveland port of entry last week. Officers and Agricultural specialists were onsite to provide passengers a secure and streamlined arrival process...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial recognition technology identified a third impostor in 40 days Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. A 26 year-old Cameroonian woman arrived on a flight from Accra...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 17 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin K. McAleenan, arrived in Guatemala today, the first stop on his trip to the Northern Triangle countries. The Commissioner will be traveling to Honduras and El Salvador...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents arrested five U.S. citizens, three Guatemalan, 1 Honduran, and six Mexican nationals during four separate alien smuggling attempts Wednesday. Agents discovered aliens in the trunkof a vehicle that was along...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | National Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned at Port of Indianapolis seized 135 Chinese Mitten Crabs. CBP Officers seized 135 Chinese MittenCrabs. It is illegal to import, transport, orpossess live Chinese Mitten Crabs...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO - Un oficial de CBP intervino durante un apuñalamiento en el Terminal 5 del Aeropuerto Internacional O'Hare de Chicago.. El 12 de septiembre a las 12:45 a.m. un oficial de CBP estaba saliendo de la Terminal 5 cuando escuchó gritos desde el...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO – A CBP officer intervened during a stabbing incident at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5. On September 12 at 12:45 a.m. a CBP officer was departing Terminal 5 when he heard shouting from the Terminal 5 pedestrian bridge,...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP) anunció hoy la actualización de su sitio en la red para la presentación de la solicitud I-94, que permitirá para los viajeros que ingresen a los Estados Unidos en los puertos de...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas (KTTT) began issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) August 22. ETCs serve the mutual interests of CBP and the tribe by expediting and...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The estimated travel period for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot is from Sept. 14 through Oct. 8. The holiday begins Sept....
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced an enhancement to the I-94 website, which will allow group payments for I-94 applications for travelers entering the U.S. at land ports of entry. A traveler, family member,...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) announced today joint efforts to implement facial recognition technology to transform the traveler experience for both departing and arriving...

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