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

E.g., 2019-03-20
E.g., 2019-03-20
Mon, 03/18/2019 | Spotlights

A new agreement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Ireland makes it easier to travel between the U.S. and the Emerald Isle. CBP Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall signed the accord Tuesday...

Mon, 03/18/2019 | Spotlights

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, while talking about military issues, once remarked how there are “unknown unknowns,” possible problems officials don’t have information on because they don’t know about those problems. When it comes to...

Tue, 03/05/2019 | Spotlights

When members of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, known as COAC, gathered in Washington, D.C., February 27, for their first public meeting in 2019, they were glad to be back. After the delay of the government shutdown, the...

Thu, 02/28/2019 | Spotlights

CBP is looking toward small and large companies to help strengthen border security and expedite trade and commerce while facing an unprecedented flood of families and unaccompanied children attempting to cross the Southwest border into United...

Fri, 02/15/2019 | Spotlights

El gran número de inmigrantes y sus familias que escapan de la hambruna, los problemas económicos y la violencia en Centroamérica están retando la capacidad de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)...

Fri, 02/15/2019 | Spotlights

Huge numbers of immigrants and their families escaping famine, economic problems and violence in Central America are taxing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to protect America’s borders. CBP is working with government and business...

Fri, 02/01/2019 | Spotlights

Working as the eyes in the sky, an AMO Black Hawk makes a pass over Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Thu, 12/13/2018 | Spotlights

A huge shift in the populations seeking entry into the United States is challenging CBP’s ability to process the migrants where less than 20 percent of the arrivals have a valid asylum claim, according to Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan.

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Mon, 11/26/2018 | Spotlights

The images tell part of the story: thousands of American military troops joining hundreds of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents as they harden the ports of entry.

Sat, 11/10/2018 | Spotlights

More than 5,000 U.S. military troops are in the southwest border region to support CBP officers and Border Patrol agents as they prepare for the expected arrival of thousands of Central American immigrants. The close cooperation between CBP and...

Tue, 11/06/2018 | Spotlights

CBP continues to a track thousands of migrants from Honduras and Guatemala traveling as a Group through Mexico. Their anticipated destination is the United States. At the direction of the President, the entire Federal Government is working...

Fri, 10/12/2018 | Spotlights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is helping with recovery efforts in the Southeastern United States as another major hurricane blew ashore, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

Fri, 10/12/2018 | Spotlights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection leaders, employees and their families from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to recognize and honor the highest achievements, unwavering dedication and acts of courage during the past...

Thu, 10/11/2018 | Spotlights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding its industry partnerships – especially small and mid-sized businesses – to make sure the agency secures the nation’s borders while facilitating lawful travel and trade. That was the message CBP...

Wed, 10/10/2018 | Spotlights

What started this year as a series of tours to CBP facilities by high-level Egyptian border guard officials grew into an international border guard training program at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The first-ever class...

Tue, 10/09/2018 | Spotlights

Revising and reforming regulations was the top priority when the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, known as COAC, met in Washington, D.C., on October 3. The meeting, which was held at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, was the...

Wed, 10/03/2018 | Spotlights

CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan highlighted the Department of Homeland Security’s northern border strategy Monday to members of the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance in Washington, D.C. The alliance is an association of businesses, private...

Fri, 09/21/2018 | Spotlights

USBP and Field Operations Officers clear debris
CBP officers and Border Patrol agents
work together...
Wed, 09/19/2018 | Spotlights

Although the winds have died down, Hurricane Florence is still a huge challenge for the men and women of CBP. Water from rivers and local streams continues to rise and isolate towns and neighborhoods.

Mon, 09/17/2018 | Spotlights

As Hurricane Florence degrades to a tropical storm and torrential rains and flooding replace damaging winds,

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Sun, 09/16/2018 | Spotlights

After Hurricane Florence made landfall, forcing millions to evacuate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel and assets are responding by land, air and sea.

Thu, 09/13/2018 | Spotlights

AMO Blackhawk flies overhead
A CBP Air and Marine Operations Black
Hawk helicopter crew lands in...
Thu, 08/23/2018 | Spotlights

At a time when trade news is in the headlines almost daily, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Symposium, held in Atlanta, on August 14-15, drew a record number of attendees from near and far.  More than 1,100 members of the trade...

Mon, 06/18/2018 | Spotlights

The United States-Mexico relationship is stronger than ever, and it reflects a mutual commitment to partnerships that benefit both countries, including efforts to improve border security.

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