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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, 2019, 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...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Entre las 3 p.m. y la medianoche del domingo 3 de febrero, los aviones de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) asistirán en hacer cumplir las restricciones de tráfico aéreo alrededor del Estadio Mercedes-Benz en...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Between 3 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, February 3, U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft will be assisting in the enforcement of an air travel restriction around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA during Super Bowl 53....
Friday, December 21, 2018 | 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 up to 14 miles of secondary wall and up to 15 miles of primary pedestrian replacement wall in...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | National Media Release
CLEVELAND — In northeast Ohio at least one in six people faces food insecurity, meaning they do not have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Cleveland CBP Clerk Ian McClinn is working hard to change that statistic by his outstanding...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos, de conformidad con los requisitos existentes, recuerda a los viajeros internacionales que utilizan el Sistema Electrónico para Autorización de Viaje (ESTA, por sus...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), consistent with existing requirements, reminds international travelers using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the United States to apply as soon as...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy las estadísticas sobre los reclamos de temor creíble por parte de inmigrantes que son inadmisibles ante los oficiales de CBP al entrar por un puerto de entrada o que han...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released statistics regarding claims of fear by those who are determined by CBP officers to be inadmissible at ports of entry or apprehended along the border by U.S. Border Patrol agents.  In...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a contract to construct border wall gates in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector, which was funded in CBP...
Monday, November 26, 2018 | National Media Release
Counterfeit goods seized by CBP throughits partnership with Cisco. WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a new formal collaboration with Cisco today as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership with CBP...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would like to remind consumers that some of the great deals available online may be too good to be true, or rather, too good to be real.   ...

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