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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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”....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Kuwait today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Com a chegada do furacão Irma aos Estados Unidos e seus territórios, as principais prioridades do Controle Alfandegário e de Imigrações dos Estados Unidos (ICE) e da Proteção da Fronteira e Alfândega dos Estados Unidos (CBP)...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Habang lumalapit ang Bagyong Irma sa Estados Unidos at mga teritoryo nito, ang pinakamataas na prayoridad ng immigrasyon ng US at Customs Enforcement (ICE) at US Customs at Border Protection (CBP) - tulad ng mga ito ay sa bagyong Harvey...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
华盛顿 - 随着伊尔玛飓风日益临近美国及其领地,美国移民和海关执法局(ICE)和美国海关与边境保护局(CBP)的最高优先政策 - 与飓风哈维一样,是推动挽救生命和维持生命的活动,安全疏散离开受影响地区的人,维护公共秩序,尽可能防止财产损失,使受灾地区迅速复苏。任何在飓风路线上的人都应该遵守当地官员的指示,并注意收听收看这一危险风暴临近的任何警告。 该部的执法部门将随时准备帮助需要援助的任何人。在撤离或回应工作中,我们致力于确保我们能够快速、安全、有效地协助当地政府。...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Según el huracán Irma se acerca a los Estados Unidos y a sus territorios, las prioridades del Servicio de Control de Aduanas e Inmigración (ICE, por sus siglas en ingles) y de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP,...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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