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

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...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestó a nueve estadounidenses por contrabandear a 64 extranjeros ilegales en cinco incidentes distintos ocurridos durante el pasado fin de semana.   Migrantes extranjerosencerrados en...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested nine U.S. citizens for smuggling 64 illegal aliens in five separate events over the weekend.   Illegal aliens in the trailer of a truck“In addition to securing and protecting our nation's...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Otter Products, LLC, maker of OtterBox and LifeProof brand phone cases, as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | National Media Release
LAS CRUCES, Nuevo México. - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza que trabajaban en el puesto de control de inmigración de la I-25, al norte de Las Cruces, arrestaron ayer a un recipiente de la "Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia" (DACA,...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | National Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. –U.S. Border Patrol Agents working the I-25 immigration checkpoint north of Las Cruces arrested a “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) recipient yesterday who was attempting to smuggle three illegal aliens into the U.S....
Monday, June 25, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - A lo largo de las fronteras de los Estados Unidos, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza efectuó seis arrestos importantes, incluyendo de integrantes de las pandillas MS-13 y 18th Street, y un asesino convicto. Durante tres días, los arrestos...
Monday, June 25, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection made six significant arrests, including MS-13 and 18th Street gang members and a convicted murderer, along U.S. borders over three days. The arrests, made by U.S. Border Patrol agents, took place...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the integration of facial biometrics into Global Entry as the program celebrates 10 years of expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers arriving in the United States. CBP launched...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | National Media Release
ORLANDO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) announced today joint efforts to advance the biometric exit mandate and transform the traveler experience at Orlando International Airport (MCO).  MCO is...
Friday, June 15, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 20 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza fue herido en la madrugada del martes, 12 de junio, mientras investigaba la actividad de un sensor a pie cerca de Ruby Road y Chimney Canyon, al sur de Arivaca, Arizona. Aproximadamente a las 4:30...

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