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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | National Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Mateo Simpson, a senior at United High School, was selected as the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Youth of the Year for 2018 - 2019.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Acting Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose A. Martinez made the announcement...
Friday, May 10, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a task order off its Enterprise Business Management Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide enforcement, trade, and enterprise analytics support services to the Office of...
Monday, May 6, 2019 | National Media Release
MINNEAPOLIS— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Minneapolis participated in an Honor Flight to salute veterans returning from a one-day visit in Washington D.C. to Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on April 27. CBP Officer...
Friday, May 3, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Después de más de dos años y medio de colaboración con la comunidad comercial, el Consorcio de Aduanas y el Comercio Contra el Terrorismo (CTPAT, por sus siglas en inglés) finalizó la revisión y actualización de sus Criterios Mínimos de...
Friday, May 3, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—After over two and a half years of collaboration with the trade community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program has finalized its review and update of its Minimum Security...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened two temporary facilities on the Texas border with Mexico as part of the ongoing response to the border security and humanitarian crisis along the Southwest border. The temporary facilities are...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos publicó hoy su Estrategia 2020-2025, que incluye tres objetivos y 12 iniciativas estratégicas que guían el camino para CBP durante los próximos cinco años. Los tres objetivos son: •...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection published the agency’s Strategy 2020-2025 today, which includes three goals and 12 strategic initiatives that pave the way for CBP for the next five years. The three goals are:  MISSION – Protect the...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI— Do you consider yourself a connoisseur of Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton purses? If you aren’t, don’t worry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have a keen eye for these fakes. Can you tell the difference between these two...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new retention incentive today for all GS-12 and GS-13 Border Patrol agents. The 5% retention incentive is the product of months of collaboration between CBP and the National Border Patrol...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract Thursday to Deployed Resources LLC of Rome, New York, to construct soft-sided temporary facilities in El Paso and Donna, Texas. Valued at $36.9 million, the contract is for a four-...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun. The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released today March Southwest border Migration statistics. Encounters of family units and unaccompanied children along the Southwest border rose again this month to numbers not seen since 2014...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement today to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products from entering the U...
Monday, April 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations’ (AMO) Tactical Aircraft and Vessel Acquisitions Team is being recognized by the General Services Administration (GSA) for their work in procuring seven H125 Light...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | National Media Release
EL PASO, TX — On Wednesday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan hosted a press conference in El Paso, Texas to discuss the impact of the dramatic increase in illegal crossings that continue to occur along the...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | National Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky– CBP officers at an Express Consignment Operation (ECO) in Louisville seized a shipment that turned out to be a major piece of the puzzle for law enforcement officers in Baltimore, Maryland. This pill press was seized by CBPofficers...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – As March signals the beginning of Spring Break vacations to warmer destinations like the Bahamas (Nassau and Freeport), Aruba, and Bermuda, CBP Preclearance locations in these countries encourages travelers to "Know Before You Go." U.S...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | National Media Release
CHICAGO— US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists working in mail and express consignment facilities within the Chicago Field Office’s (CFO) area of responsibility continue to focus their attention on border...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—El Martes 5 de Marzo,  Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, (CBP por sus siglas en inglés), publicó las estadísticas del Año Fiscal 2019, las cuales demuestran un nuevo y creciente reto en la frontera del suroeste....
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— Tuesday, March 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released statistics on Southwest Border apprehensions for fiscal year 2019 which demonstrate a new and growing challenge on the Southwest Border.  Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) are...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Comisionado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los EE. UU., Kevin K. McAleenan, solicitó a los miembros del Comité Asesor de Operaciones Aduaneras Comerciales (COAC, por sus siglas en inglés) que participen en el recién...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - El 8 de febrero, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de Estados Unidos comenzó el Programa Expedito de Contratación, un esquema de reclutamiento acelerado que agiliza el proceso de contratación de Oficiales de CBP y de Agentes de...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan called on members of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) to participate in the newly formed Northern Triangle Working Group. The...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - On February 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched the Fast Track Hiring Process, an expedited hiring program that streamlines the hiring process for CBP Officer (CBPO) and Border Patrol Agent (BPA) applicants who can...

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