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Media Releases

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 | National Media Release

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo stopped a human...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for June 2020, which includes CBP’s actions to prevent...

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced that the Autonomous Surveillance Towers (AST) system has become a Program of Record...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — CBP decided today to postpone the previously announced reopening of Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers until at least August 10, 2020...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | National Media Release

NEWARK, NJ —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark detained a shipment of products/accessories suspected to be...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it will implement the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at 12:...

Friday, June 26, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today plans to reopen Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers in early July. The reopening...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | National Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (ZCSO) shut down an active stash house in Zapata,...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – Effective immediately, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will no longer process inadmissibility waivers at Preclearance locations in Canada...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has completed construction of more than 200 miles of new border wall system, in place of dilapidated...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON - A partir del 17 de junio en todos los puertos de entrada de Estados Unidos, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) se...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | National Media Release

HOUSTON – For the second time in four months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston seaport seized over 2,000 solar panels...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — Effective June 17 at all U.S. ports of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will detain imported merchandise made wholly or in part...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection will resume training operations at multiple facilities this week. Trainees have arrived and basic training...

Friday, June 12, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for May 2020, which included CBP’s actions to prevent...

Friday, June 5, 2020 | National Media Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Border Patrol has encountered 23 convicted sex offenders in just the month of May, preventing these potentially dangerous individuals...

Friday, June 5, 2020 | National Media Release
CBP continues to seize unapproved COVID-19 test kits nationwide.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to identify and seize a...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modified a withhold release order (WRO) today such that tobacco imported from Malawi by Alliance One...

Friday, May 29, 2020 | National Media Release
CBP Officers at ATL facilitate the return of inadmissible  Korean passengers.
Image by Ken Hodgkins

ATLANTA – An intricate scheme by a large group of...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection modified a withhold release order (WRO) today such that gold imported from the Democratic Republic of the...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | National Media Release

On behalf of the U.S. Border Patrol, the public is cordially invited to join us in celebrating 96 years of protecting America’s borders. The brief ceremony...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6,...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | National Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -

Border Patrol Agents conducting immigration checkpoint operations on Interstate 10 arrested an...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of several CBP policies and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease, human...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver, which will ensure expeditious construction of approximately 69 miles of new...

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