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

Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — CBP enforcement actions decreased about 6% in November as compared to October and represent a 70% decrease since the peak of the crisis in May. November 2019 CBP Total Enforcement Actions are at 42,649 (33,510 apprehensions and 9,139...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
Drug smugglers haul large loads of cocaine towards the U.S. usingstealthy low-profile vessels (LPV).CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two P-3 aircrews from Air and Marine Operations found a low-profile vessel (LPV) off the coast of South America and followed...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
HANOI - The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Vietnam on Friday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on security and the facilitation of lawful trade. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Caryn McClelland and Vietnamese...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today seven Use of Force case summaries on CBP.gov. The case summaries detail the National Use of Force Review Board’s (NUFRB) conclusions and if the NUFRB recommended improvements and updates...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection met yesterday with leading privacy experts to discuss CBP’s implementation of the Congressional biometric entry-exit mandate. The meeting was the third in an ongoing series of discussions about...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages international travelers to “Know Before You Go” this holiday season. Planning ahead and using the following travel tips can save time and lead to a less stressful journey. Travelers use the...
Friday, November 22, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Border Interagency Executive Council confirmed its new vice-chair, Aurelia Skipwith, during its quarterly meeting on Nov. 18. Skipwith, who is currently the deputy assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks with the U.S....
Friday, November 22, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — On November 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce new features to the Electronic Travel System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website, the portal through which prospective Visa Waiver Program travelers can apply to...
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | National Media Release
ABU DHABI — On November 13, officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met with counterparts from the U.S. Department of State and the United Arab Emirates at the Preclearance Port Directors Summit in Abu Dhabi. Led by Clint Lamm,...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection has collected $3,320,425 from Satisloh, an importer of machinery used in the production of optical lenses after CBP pursued action pursuant to §19 U.S.C. 1592 for customs violations.  The company...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – A partir del próximo viernes en todos los puertos de entrada, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) aumentará sus inspecciones de los tomates y toda la variedad de pimientos (chiles o...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase inspections on imported tomato and pepper fruit, seed lots and transplants entering at all U.S. ports of entry beginning Friday, Nov. 22, to prevent the introduction of Tomato Brown...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Many hunters enjoy traveling to international destinations, but before heading on that international hunting trip, there are certain requirements hunters must first satisfy. “When planning your trip, it is important to remember that...
Friday, November 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) retired its C-550 Citation aircraft. AMO agents flew the high-speed aircraft for the last time Thursday to Houston.  AMO retired the C-550 Citation aircraft...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan announced today border enforcement results in October, the fifth consecutive month to see significant decline in apprehensions and inadmissible cases at ports of entry...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been recognized as the only Federal agency in the “10 Best Companies for Veterans” list, assembled by Monster and Military.com, for the fifth year in a row. Each year, near the eve of...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), released AMO Vision and Strategy 2030 today. AMO Vision and Strategy 2030 establishes a renewed vision, mission, and five strategic goals to move AMO forward....
Monday, November 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 11 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.  These public-private partnerships will...
Friday, November 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has begun installing the first panels for new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in Hidalgo...
Friday, November 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order on tobacco from Malawi and products containing tobacco from Malawi. The products will be detained at all U.S. ports of entry. CBP issued the WRO based on information...
Thursday, October 31, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver, which will ensure expeditious construction of approximately 65 miles of new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector located in...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | National Media Release
EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its Fiscal Year 2019 southwest border migration statistics during a press conference today near the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. CBP personnel took more than 1.1 million...
Monday, October 28, 2019 | National Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents from the Chula Vista Station arrested a man and woman this weekend who were transporting illegal aliens and endangered their lives while trying to evade apprehension.   On Oct. 26 at approximately 3 p.m.,...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —For the first time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) conducted a maritime enforcement training for Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise (TTCE) officers. A decade has passed since TTCE officers have...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | National Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – On Monday afternoon, members of the Army National Guard assigned to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with border security were monitoring cameras, when they observed a group of six individuals illegally crossing into the United States...

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