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Thursday, August 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On August 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the agency’s July 2019 migration statistics today. In July, CBP apprehended or encountered 82,049 individuals who crossed the border illegally or were deemed inadmissible at Southwest border...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 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 11 miles of new levee wall system in three non-contiguous segments located within...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has completed construction of approximately 50 miles of new bollard wall projects authorized by funding from fiscal years 2017 and 2018.   Since January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Tunisia Thursday marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and facilitation of lawful trade between the two countries. On June 27, Robert E....
Monday, July 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver, which will ensure expeditious construction of approximately 3 miles of new border wall system located west of Roma near Fronton in U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (...
Friday, June 21, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner John Sanders announced the reappointment/appointment of the CBP User Fee Advisory Committee members in April.  The committee, which includes representative from the trade and...
Friday, June 21, 2019 | National Media Release
Video: https://dvidshub.net/r/jaen8i Stills: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/albums/72157709179575678 PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations P-3 aircraft crews located and tracked several go-fast vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean, leading to the seizure and disruption of approximately 22,000...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | National Media Release
DONNA, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is responding to the record numbers of unaccompanied alien children and family units along our Southwest border with an expansion of the current temporary holding facility near Donna-Rio Bravo...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner John P. Sanders traveled to the New Mexico/Mexico border area this week to thank CBP personnel for their diligent efforts in the remote areas of New Mexico. Additionally, he got a...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | National Media Release
RICHFORD, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Richford Station apprehended two illegal aliens attempting to hide near a river on June 3. On Monday morning, the Tactical Communications Center (TCC) at the Swanton Sector Headquarters notified...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the agency’s May 2019 migration statistics today, which indicate that fiscal year to date (FYTD) enforcement actions on the Southwest border reached 676,315, up 99 percent over last year at...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Paso Sector apprehended the largest group of illegal aliens ever encountered early Wednesday morning. Agents took custody of 1,036 people after they illegally crossed the border in El Paso, Texas,...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 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 three miles of new bollard wall system on federally owned land within the Rio...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the creation of a new Border Patrol Processing Coordinator position designed to perform administrative tasks related to the intake and processing of individuals apprehended by Border...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | National Media Release
SHANNON, Ireland – Clint Lamm, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Preclearance Field Office, and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director of the Shannon Airport Authority in Ireland, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Thursday,...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Dado que la temporada de viajes durante el verano se encuentra entre los momentos más concurridos en todos los aeropuertos internacionales y los puertos de entrada en todo el país, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – As the summer travel season is among the busiest times at international airports and ports of entry across the country, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering tips for travelers to adopt when arriving to the United States.  Last...
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...

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