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.
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.
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.
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 together to ensure the security of the Southwest border.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.