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

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...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 13 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements through Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act, 2002 to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with U.S. Customs and...
Friday, February 15, 2019 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati began the new year with multiple interceptions of cocaine and methamphetamines at a local express consignment facility. Freddy, a CBP Narcotic Detector dog, performs a sit...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - El 1ero de marzo de 2019, en el Auditorio Herbert Hoover del Departamento de Comercio de Estados Unidos, la Oficina de Comercio Internacional de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos efectuara una sesión pública...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Smelling roses with Valentine’s Day around the corner? Us too. This year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection expects to process more than one billion cut-stem flowers in time for Valentine’s Day. Agriculture specialists with the U.S....
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On March 1, 2019, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade will hold a 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) public meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Auditorium, in Washington, D.C. This...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | National Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at $183,750 Friday evening. In the first event, a Border Patrol canine assigned to the primary inspection...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos público hoy las estadísticas de detenciones en la frontera del suroeste para enero. Estas estadísticas en la frontera muestran que una tendencia sostenida voluminosa de familias y...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released January border enforcement statistics today. These border enforcement statistics show a sustained, high volume of families and unaccompanied children from Central America are attempting to...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On February 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a withhold release order against tuna and tuna products from the Tunago No. 61 based on information obtained by CBP indicating tuna is harvested with the use of forced labor....
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | National Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - El 2 de febrero de 2019, la agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza Donna Doss murió en el cumplimiento de su deber en Tye, Texas. El sábado, a las 8:50 p.m., la Agente Doss, un Agente Residente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados...
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | National Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - On February 2, 2019, Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss died in the line of duty in Tye, Texas. At 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Agent Doss, a 49-year-old Resident Agent, with the United States Border Patrol, in Abilene, TX responded to a call...

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