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

E.g., 2019-11-17
E.g., 2019-11-17
Mon, 11/04/2019 | Spotlights

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was named Officer of the Year and CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan described how hard drug seizures have spiked as marijuana seizures fell over the last fiscal year in his remarks Oct. 27 at the International...

Fri, 10/18/2019 | Spotlights

Workers prepare to relocate a saguaro cactus at Organ Pipe National Monument
Workers prepare to relocate a...
Tue, 08/27/2019 | Spotlights
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Tue, 08/06/2019 | Spotlights

U.S. Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) personnel are working to process an unprecedented number of migrants arriving along the Southwest Border. The volume is placing CBP processing centers, designed to accommodate short term stays of 72 hours...

Thu, 08/01/2019 | Spotlights

Hoping to learn more about the constantly changing trade environment, a record-breaking crowd packed the halls of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Symposium on July 23-24 in Chicago. Held at the Marriott Marquis, the event drew upwards...

Tue, 07/30/2019 | Spotlights

In the summer of 1789, Benjamin Lincoln faced a delicate situation. He was the new federal customs collector in Boston – the first of 62 new federal customs collectors in the country.

Mon, 06/24/2019 | Spotlights

The growing number of illegal migrants pushing through the Southwest border is unprecedented, noted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez during a morning panel discussion at the International Summit on Borders...

Tue, 05/21/2019 | Spotlights

The sun was shining, but the mood was solemn at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in Washington, D.C., on Thursday when hundreds of U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel, families, and guests gathered to pay tribute to those who died in the line of...

Mon, 05/20/2019 | Spotlights

To ease the overwhelming demand on U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel, facilities and operations brought on by the unprecedented increase in the number of families and children arriving at the Southwest Border, the agency stood up two...

Thu, 05/16/2019 | Spotlights

The U.S. Border Patrol took top honors in Police Week’s National Honor Guard Competition at the U.S.

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Thu, 05/16/2019 | Spotlights

The U.S. Capital building during the National Police Officer's Memorial Service
Members of various U.S. law...
Mon, 05/13/2019 | Spotlights

Two of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s own were among the more than 200 fallen law enforcement officers honored during the 25th annual Blue Mass Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Fri, 03/29/2019 | Spotlights

Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol Scott Luck addresses attendees of the Border Security Expo
Deputy Chief, U....
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.

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