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Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA -- Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a Mexican impostor to a United States citizen’s passport at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday night. The woman, who arrived on a flight from Mexico City, Mexico, presented a...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego is introducing a new way for boaters to check in when they arrive to the U.S. from a foreign port or place, using an app on their phone or other smart device. The Reporting Offsite Arrival-...
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...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Local Media Release
WILD HORSE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations Area Port of Sweetgrass would like to remind travelers the Port of Wild Horse will resume winter hours on Oct. 1. The port will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Local Media Release
CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Area Port of Sweetgrass announces the winter closing of the Chief Mountain Port of Entry (POE). The port will close at 6 p.m. MDT on Sept. 30. The Canada...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Local Media Release
DANVILLE, Wash. — New hours of operation at the Danville and Metaline Falls ports of entry will take effect Oct. 1. Current hours at the Danville and Metaline Falls ports of entry are 8 a.m. to midnight, daily. The new hours of operation at both...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a United Kingdom citizen on Connecticut felony sexual assault charges from 2002 Saturday at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Officers arrested Thomas...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (CBP) and agriculture specialists have seen some interesting things in passenger baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport, but the four baby turtles with painted shells they...
Friday, September 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE – As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation's borders while enhancing legitimate travel, CBP has launched the Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) app and added Washington...
Friday, September 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is announcing a project to expand Ready Lane traffic access at the El Paso port of entry. The project will be begin September 17 and is expected to be completed by...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence. NOAA photo.CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field...
Monday, September 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- Less than three weeks into the use of its new cutting-edge facial comparison biometric system, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport intercepted a...
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 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today a facial comparison technical demonstration will begin tomorrow at the Anzalduas International Bridge Port of Entry for vehicle travelers. CBP will deploy a facial comparison...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
CBP K9 GinnaSTERLING, Va., — Three alerts by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) narcotics detector dogs in about one week led to zero tolerance penalties assessed to international travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport recently....
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy car traffic during the Labor Day weekend. Blue Water...

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