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

Friday, February 2, 2018 | National Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met with representatives from several privacy advocacy groups last week to discuss CBP’s Biometric Entry/Exit Program. Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, John...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | National Media Release
SAN DIEGO—In Aug. 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested 25-year-old Jorge Rivera, a man who used a remotely operated drone to smuggle 13 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. Rivera’s trial concluded last week and the jury sentenced him to...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today an update to the agency’s Directive governing Border Searches of Electronic Devices. This Directive, which supersedes the previous directive released in August 2009, enhances the...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched two new traveler compliance initiatives today to make it easier for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States and remain in compliance...
Friday, December 8, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a notice of interim measures on Dec. 4 to importer, Ceka Nutrition, Inc., in its ongoing Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation concerning the evasion of the antidumping duty order for...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Instituto Nacional de Migración de México (INM) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento del Programa Piloto Conjunto de la Entrada de Peatones entre los...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) announced today the launch of the Joint Pedestrian Land Port of Entry Pilot at the San Ysidro-El Chaparral Port of Entry to facilitate the collection...
Friday, December 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the submission period for the 2018 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report and fee for all licensed customs brokers opens Dec. 15. Every licensed broker is required to file a status...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry Enrollment on Arrival to 11 additional international airports. Enrollment on Arrival enables conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants to complete their...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has initiated a significant communications outreach to trade stakeholders in the wake of the passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (P.L. 115-44). That legislation...
Monday, November 6, 2017 | 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.com, for the second year in a row. Each year around the eve of Veterans Day,...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to Taiwan passport holders and the expansion of Taiwan’s trusted traveler program, e-Gate, to U.S. citizens enrolled in a CBP Trusted Traveler...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 30 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...
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that construction for prototypes of the Border Wall has concluded in San Diego. The prototype construction phase is complete. CBP will now test and evaluate the finished products...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric technology at one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport for 30 days. As part of...
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Nate makes landfall, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are currently under states of emergency. In light of Hurricane Nate, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's...
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today the publication of a notice in the Federal Register designating the Band’s Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) as a travel document acceptable for...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Construction on the eight wall prototypes began today (Tuesday, September 26) in San Diego with four of the prototypes made of concrete, while the other four will be constructed of alternate or “other materials”.   "We are committed to...
Monday, September 25, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new proposal from the city of Douglas, Arizona has been selected as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. The city of Douglas proposed a donation of a parking lot and adjacent...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomed the addition of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) on September 19 with the signing a Memorandum of Understanding. TTB...
Monday, September 18, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans today to launch a new Trusted Traveler Programs website in October. CBP will transition from the Global Online Enrollment System to the Trusted Traveler Programs System which will...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) will begin evaluating Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the operational environment this month as part of a pilot program. Testing will take...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot.   The travel period for the holiday is Sep. 17 through Oct. 20. The holiday begins after sundown on Oct. 4 and ends after...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection will administer the first electronic Customs Broker License Examination on October 25. Interested applicants have until September 22 to register for the upcoming exam. The transition from a written to...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today contract awards for “other materials” prototypes of the border wall. The following companies were selected to construct alternate materials border wall prototypes: Caddell...

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