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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | National Media Release
CLEVELAND— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers welcomed passenger vessel MS Hamburg to the Cleveland port of entry last week. Officers and Agricultural specialists were onsite to provide passengers a secure and streamlined arrival process...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial recognition technology identified a third impostor in 40 days Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. A 26 year-old Cameroonian woman arrived on a flight from Accra...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 17 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin K. McAleenan, arrived in Guatemala today, the first stop on his trip to the Northern Triangle countries. The Commissioner will be traveling to Honduras and El Salvador...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents arrested five U.S. citizens, three Guatemalan, 1 Honduran, and six Mexican nationals during four separate alien smuggling attempts Wednesday. Agents discovered aliens in the trunkof a vehicle that was along...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | National Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned at Port of Indianapolis seized 135 Chinese Mitten Crabs. CBP Officers seized 135 Chinese MittenCrabs. It is illegal to import, transport, orpossess live Chinese Mitten Crabs...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO - Un oficial de CBP intervino durante un apuñalamiento en el Terminal 5 del Aeropuerto Internacional O'Hare de Chicago.. El 12 de septiembre a las 12:45 a.m. un oficial de CBP estaba saliendo de la Terminal 5 cuando escuchó gritos desde el...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO – A CBP officer intervened during a stabbing incident at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5. On September 12 at 12:45 a.m. a CBP officer was departing Terminal 5 when he heard shouting from the Terminal 5 pedestrian bridge,...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP) anunció hoy la actualización de su sitio en la red para la presentación de la solicitud I-94, que permitirá para los viajeros que ingresen a los Estados Unidos en los puertos de...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas (KTTT) began issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) August 22. ETCs serve the mutual interests of CBP and the tribe by expediting and...
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The estimated travel period for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot is from Sept. 14 through Oct. 8. The holiday begins Sept....
Friday, September 7, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced an enhancement to the I-94 website, which will allow group payments for I-94 applications for travelers entering the U.S. at land ports of entry. A traveler, family member,...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) announced today joint efforts to implement facial recognition technology to transform the traveler experience for both departing and arriving...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Muscogee (Creek) Nation began issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) July 12. ETCs serve the mutual interests of CBP and the tribe by expediting and facilitating cross-...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Puyallup Tribe began issuing Enhanced Tribal Cards (ETC) May 14. ETCs serve the mutual interests of CBP and the tribe by expediting and facilitating cross-border...
Friday, August 31, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that, effective Sept. 5, the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS) will no longer be in service and float plans will no longer be accepted. Boaters can use the Reporting Offsite Arrival-...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | National Media Release
U.S. Border PatrolDeputy Chief Scott LuckWASHINGTON — Scott Luck, a New York native and 32-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, was named the agency’s deputy chief Monday. Luck served as the acting deputy chief since April 2017 while maintaining...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | National Media Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City International Airport (MCI) has made two key upgrades during its recent renovations to meet the needs of passengers and to comply with new guidance. Kansas City International Airport is thefirst airport in the Office...
Monday, August 20, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Southwest Airlines Co. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under this partnership arrangement, Southwest Airlines will provide CBP...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | National Media Release
GARY, Ind. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) in a ribbon cutting ceremony for Indiana’s newest General Aviation Facility on August 8, 2018. The new state-of-the-art facility will begin welcoming...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the selection of Deputy Chief Carla L. Provost as the 18th chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Provost has served as acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol since April 2017. ...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | National Media Release
San José, Calif. - Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today its partnership in using facial recognition technology to process arriving international travelers to secure and enhance the...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers yesterday processed Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, one of two remaining cartel members facing extradition to the United States for involvement in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On July 24, President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R.5956, the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018. Effective immediately, CW visa holders may be admitted in Guam when in transit to the Commonwealth of the Northern...
Monday, July 9, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Todd Owen addressed false claims today on a call with media that CBP is separating families seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry as part...

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