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

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States and its territories, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) highest priorities – as they were with Hurricane Harvey – are to promote...
Saturday, September 2, 2017 | National Media Release
HOUSTON – After an 80-foot ride through the air in a rescue basket to an awaiting UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, a mother and her young son are safe thanks to the rescue efforts of agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | National Media Release
 HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working diligently to resume normal operations at Houston Port of Entry’s airports and seaport to restart the flow of commercial goods and international passengers as quickly as possible in the...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that contracts have been awarded for concrete prototypes of the Border Wall. The companies selected to construct concrete border wall prototypes are: Caddell Construction Co., (DE...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents partnered with Houston’s local law enforcement to transport cases of donated blood, destined for a blood bank serving Hurricane Harvey victims on Aug. 29. Agents flying in a Bell...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued ten (10) decisions this week in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigations, concerning the evasion of the antidumping duty orders for wire hangers and wooden bedroom furniture. Of...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security today met with representatives from the privacy community to discuss CBP’s biometric exit program. Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC), Office of...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | National Media Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for select flights from ORD. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy el lanzamiento de CBP Jobs, una nueva aplicación móvil para candidatos solicitando las posiciones de agentes y oficiales, que estén interesados...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the launch of CBP Jobs, a new mobile app for prospective agents and officers to track their progress through the hiring process. CBP Jobs offers frontline applicants updates about the...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched Enrollment on Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed two Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements (CMAA) today with Bolivia and with Georgia marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to citizens of India. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers....
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched the “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” campaign today to raise awareness of the dangers and negative impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) initiative is an...
Monday, June 5, 2017 | National Media Release
Attendees participate in a general sessionat U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s2017 West Coast Trade Symposium heldin Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 24-25, atthe DoubleTree Resort by Hilton HotelParadise Valley. (Photo by Scot Osborne)U.S. Customs...
Friday, June 2, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology at Washington Dulles International Airport for one daily flight from the United States to Dubai. The deployment builds upon...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection added a new function today to the I-94 website that allows certain Visa Waiver Program travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States. After entering four biographic data elements,...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 41 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, May 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at international...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to citizens of Argentina. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers....
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $199,814.31 award to Asymmetric Technologies, LLC, to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $152,512 award to Planck Aerosystems Inc., to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (...
Monday, April 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the recent seizure and destruction of a shipment of over 132 kilograms of prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds for propagation imported from Nepal at New York’s John F. Kennedy (...
Monday, April 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—United States Border Patrol (USBP) Sectors across the Southwest border are hosting Border Safety Initiative (BSI) events to educate the public about the dangers associated with crossing the border between established ports of entry. “The...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, through the Tax Administration Service, met today in Mexico City to advance the development of Customs in the 21st century for both the United...

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