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National Media Release

CBP tops 1B cut flower inspections ahead of Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists across the United States are ramping up efforts to inspect cut flower shipments to prevent bugs and disease from reaching the American public during Mother’s Day this weekend.

Since April 1, CBP agriculture specialists have inspected more than 1 billion stems of cut

CBP Invites Public Comments for Discussion at Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today issued a reminder for public comments in anticipation of the upcoming Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum; an event designed to solicit and share ideas related to green trade innovation and incentivization of clean and sustainable supply chains. The public comment period closes Monday, May 22.

DHS to Conduct Enforcement Operation in El Paso, Texas

WASHINGTON – Beginning May 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers – along with law enforcement partners from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – will conduct a targeted enforcement operation in El Paso, Texas. Immigration enforcement agents will process individuals for vetting and placement into Title 42 expulsion or Title 8 removal proceedings, as applicable. Noncitizens who pose a threat to national security or public safety will be transferred to ICE for detention.

CBP Makes Changes to CBP One™ App

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced changes to the CBP One™ app to expand the number of appointments available, allow for additional time to complete requests, and prioritize those who have been waiting the longest. Scheduling an appointment in CBP One™ provides a safe, orderly, and humane process for noncitizens to access ports of entry rather than attempting to enter the United States irregularly.

DHS recognizes employees at award ceremony in Miami

MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security hosted an awards ceremony at the Port of Miami to celebrate the workforce, including individuals who served since the Department’s inception 20 years ago. Chief of Staff Janene Corrado officiated the ceremony, where more than 80 employees received a Secretary’s Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the mission.

CBP releases body-worn camera footage from agent-involved shooting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection released body-worn camera footage today from a deadly use of force incident which occurred near Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 2, 2023. The video may be viewed on the Body-Worn Camera Video Releases page and the in-custody death statement on the incident can be found on the Newsroom page.

CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order in Response to Smart Glove’s Successful Actions to Address Forced Labor Supply Chain Issues

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modified import restrictions issued in a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against a group of companies jointly known as Smart Glove, in response to the companies’ successful demonstration that their products are no longer produced in whole or in part with forced labor.  Effective immediately, CBP will allow Smart Glove shipments to enter U.S. commerce, provided the imports are otherwise in compliance with U.S. laws.