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Media Releases

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Monday, March 30, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 10 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements that will promote cross-border trade and facilitate essential travel to the United States.These public-private...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection revoked the Withhold Release Order for rubber gloves imported by WRP Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. yesterday.Effective March 23, 2020, disposable rubber gloves manufactured by WRP Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd after...
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...
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expeditious construction of approximately 177 miles of 30 foot steel bollard fencing, in place of dilapidated and outdated designs and in locations...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 | 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...
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | National Media Release
Suspected Counterfeit Test Kits Mislabeled as “Purified Water Vials” LOS ANGELES - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), International Mail Facility (IMF), intercepted a package...
Friday, March 13, 2020 | National Media Release
 WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday, which will provide USAID with expanded CBP point-of-origin information from irregular...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week announced February operational updates along with significant enforcement actions, including various cases of CBP Officers, Border Patrol Agents and Air and Marine Operations stopping...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and other leadership today announced the agency’s operational update for February 2020, which included a significant tunnel discovery and rises in meth and...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | 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 15 miles of new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week announced a number of significant enforcement actions, including several cases of CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents stopping illegal drugs from entering the country. CBP’s news...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing innovative blockchain solutions and specifications to enhance the agency’s ability to protect American businesses from intellectual property rights (IPR) theft.  A recently completed proof...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan today appeared before the House Appropriations Committee in a hearing to discuss the FY2021 budget.“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) bears an enormous...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — The number of illegal aliens returned deep into the interior of Mexico under the Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI) has surpassed 1,000 Mexicans, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today. The IRI is a joint agreement...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — CBP enforcement actions on the Southwest border in January 2020 included the discovery of the longest cross-border tunnel in history, said Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan today in announcing overall January enforcement numbers. CBP...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, CBP is working hard to keep the critters out of the flowers you buy for your sweetheart.CBP Agriculture Specialists at the El Paso port of entryBridge of the Americas cargo lot inspect a...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan this week returned to Washington following a week-long trip to the Northern Triangle nations of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to reiterate the agency’s commitment...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a number of significant enforcement actions this week, including several cases of CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents stopping suspects of violent crimes. CBP’s news releases can be...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, residents of the State of New York will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew membership in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs due to state legislation that restricts CBP’s access...
Friday, January 31, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week announced a number of significant enforcement actions and released the annual Trade and Travel Report for the 2019 Fiscal Year. Here are several of the most notable CBP news items of...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its annual Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 trade and travel report today. According to the report, CBP personnel processed $2.7 trillion of imports and 410 million travelers in FY 2019.The “Trade and...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | National Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today hosted an open house at the Laredo Immigration Hearing Facility (IHF) for individuals representing Non-Governmental...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona – Esta semana Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos,(CBP por sus siglas en ingles) y el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE por sus siglas en inglés) continuaron la Iniciativa de...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
ICE works closely with CBP to ensure the safe and timely removalof individuals who have unlawfully crossed the southern border.TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Protection and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement this week continued the Interior...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations—Yuma Air Branch located and rescued a 77-year-old man after receiving a call for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Wednesday morning.At approximately 8 a.m...

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