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

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...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos publicó hoy su Estrategia 2020-2025, que incluye tres objetivos y 12 iniciativas estratégicas que guían el camino para CBP durante los próximos cinco años. Los tres objetivos son: •...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection published the agency’s Strategy 2020-2025 today, which includes three goals and 12 strategic initiatives that pave the way for CBP for the next five years. The three goals are:  MISSION – Protect the...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | National Media Release
CINCINNATI— Do you consider yourself a connoisseur of Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton purses? If you aren’t, don’t worry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have a keen eye for these fakes. Can you tell the difference between these two...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new retention incentive today for all GS-12 and GS-13 Border Patrol agents. The 5% retention incentive is the product of months of collaboration between CBP and the National Border Patrol...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract Thursday to Deployed Resources LLC of Rome, New York, to construct soft-sided temporary facilities in El Paso and Donna, Texas. Valued at $36.9 million, the contract is for a four-...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun. The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS...
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...

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