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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily suspend operations at Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers nationwide from March 19 until at least May 1, 2020. CBP is taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Funcionarios de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informan a los viajeros internacionales que un proyecto piloto de permiso de turista I-94 sin papel comenzará antes de la Semana Santa,...
Monday, March 16, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Laredo Port of Entry is advising international travelers that a paperless I-94 tourist permit pilot project will begin ahead of Holy Week, starting on March 31 and that either passports...
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK — U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced biometric facial comparison technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 on March 12 to further secure and streamline international travel. This action is part of a...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
BOSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Logan Airport arrested a citizen of the Dominican Republic who falsely claimed to be a returning U.S. citizen and who was in possession of a fraudulent passport.On March 4, CBP officers...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Luis Gustavo Sanchez Arenales, wanted by New York City Police on suspicion of homicide, before he could board a Mexico-bound flight Saturday at Washington Dulles International...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos. (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció la implementación, a partir del 24 de febrero, de tecnología biométrica de reconocimiento facial en los cruces fronterizos peatonales en...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossings in Brownsville, Texas on February 24. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport on February 20 to further secure and streamline international travel.The enhanced entry process...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized illicit steroids in international mail and unreported currency from a traveler at Washington Dulles International Airport during the weekend.$11,097 unreportedcurrencyA South...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is introducing biometric facial comparison technology to further secure and streamline travel through the Progreso Port of Entry in southern Texas.CBP will deploy biometric facial comparison...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists continue to intercept potential threats to our nation’s agricultural resources in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.Phohibited pork concealed...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently seized a package of tiny dead birds in a passenger’s baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.The package of pet food fromChina consisted of tiny...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, residents of the State of New York will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew membership in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs due to state legislation that restricts CBP’s access...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than $32,000 from a man traveling to Accra, Ghana who violated federal currency reporting regulations.CBP officers seized $32,...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its annual Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 trade and travel report today. According to the report, CBP personnel processed $2.7 trillion of imports and 410 million travelers in FY 2019.The “Trade and...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TORONTO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on January 26. It was the second significant drug seizure by Toronto Preclearance officials in just over a month.CBP officers...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – The most important advice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers passengers traveling to and from the United States is to provide truthful declarations to CBP officers when inspected. A woman heading to Lebanon learned this...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of prohibited food products at Philadelphia International Airport December 19.CBP agriculture specialists discovered thisunknown...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport continue to encounter travelers who attempt to smuggle unreported currency out of the United States.CBP currency detector dogCato alerted to...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers on duty at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) finished out 2019 by seizing 20 pounds of cocaine during recent smuggling attempts. These seizures included: CBP officers...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | National Media Release
TORONTO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on December 19.CBP officers used non-intrusive inspection technology to identify 42 wrapped packages of marijuana in the...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages international travelers to “Know Before You Go” this holiday season. Planning and using the following travel tips can save time and lead to a more pleasant journey. Obtain all necessary...
Monday, December 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – For the fourth time in two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized unreported currency from travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport.CBP currency detector dog CatoThursday night, CBP officers...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 16 pounds of unpasteurized cheese wrapped in unknown animal skins at Philadelphia International Airport November 16.K9 Potter, part of CBP'...

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