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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration announced that the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect today requiring the submission of advanced air cargo information on...
Friday, May 25, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – En la medida que se acerca el trimestre más concurrido de viajes internacionales, Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras de los Estados Unidos recomienda a los viajeros a "saber antes de partír" cuando viajen hacia los Estados Unidos o...
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 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...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan discussed World Customs Organization (WCO) engagement at a meeting of the Interagency Committee on World Customs Organization Matters, held at U.S. CBP...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released enforcement statistics on CBP.gov. The latest metrics detail enforcement actions for fiscal year 2018 ending in April. Categories include the arrests of individuals with criminal...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) anunció hoy el inicio de un período de prueba de seis meses para el Sistema de Grabación de Video Guiado por Incidentes (IDVRS, por sus siglas en ingles) para utilizarse en...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the start of a six-month testing period of Incident Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) in operational environments. Agents and officers will evaluate the use of this technology...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | National Media Release
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the U.S. Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and the Colombian navy ship ARC “07 de Agosto” intercepted a low-profile go-fast...
Friday, April 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released use of force statistics on CBP.gov. The latest metrics detail actions for fiscal year 2018 ending in March.   For the fiscal year to date (October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018), CBP...
Friday, April 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday released enforcement statistics on CBP.gov. The latest metrics detail enforcement actions for fiscal year 2018 ending in March.   Categories include the arrests of individuals with criminal...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy una meta histórica al inscribirse 5 millones de participantes en su programa emblemático de Viajero de Confianza, Global Entry, que proporciona...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a membership enrollment milestone today for its flagship Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry, with more than 5 million members now receiving expedited clearance. Global Entry provides...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today four Use of Force case summaries on CBP.gov. The case summaries detail the National Use of Force Review Board’s (NUFRB) conclusions and if the NUFRB recommended improvements and updates...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos hizo público hoy su estrategia de comercio electrónico, que atiende el creciente volumen de paquetes importados pequeños, y los desafíos y oportunidades que presenta para la economía y...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today its e-commerce strategy that addresses the growing volume of imported small packages and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the U.S. economy and security. The e-commerce...
Monday, March 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized a record number of 34,143 shipments of goods that violated Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in FY2017. IPR seizures increased 8 percent...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to make progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) on the Act’s two year anniversary. TFTEA, the first comprehensive authorization of CBP...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reached a historic milestone on Feb. 24 deploying the last of the major scheduled core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE streamlines the import/...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released an electronic version of Form I-736 for visitors destined for Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) who are participating in the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program (VWP...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today the Use of Force Recommendations from the CBP National Use of Force Review Board (NUFRB) on cases of use of force that are posted on CBP.gov. These recommendations relate to improvements...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Procter & Gamble (P&G), as part of the Donations Acceptance Program, to prevent counterfeit P&G products from entering the...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—International travel and trade continued to grow in FY2017 as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) incorporated innovation and implemented new technologies to expedite the processing of a record number of air travelers and goods...
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...

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