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Customs and Border Protection

The Numbers Of Mothers And Kids Picked Up At The Border Are Rising Again

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

The numbers of undocumented mothers and children apprehended along the southern border are up significantly from last fiscal year, according to data ...

News Flash: The Department of Homeland Security Reviews Social Media

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

The government's current justification for the policy requires clarification, to put it mildly. One claim is that investigating social media invades privacy, which could cause embarrassment to the United States.

Customs and Border Protection Won't Commit To Requiring All Border Patrol Agents To Wear Body Cameras

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Customs and Border Protection, the largest national law enforcement agency, announced Thursday that it will not immediately r...

DOJ: No Civil Rights Charges For Border Agents Over Death Of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after a Mexican national named Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas died after an encounter with Border Patrol agents, the Justice Depa...

Customs And Border Protection Apologizes For Employee's Sign Aimed At Mexican Trick-Or-Treaters

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection employee in a heavily Latino Texas border town came under fire this week after putting out a sign on Halloween sa...

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Here's A Border Program That Actually Works

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas -- The serpentine Rio Grande still marks the border between north and south, though it's no longer the raging river it once was. Today...

Scott Walker’s Canadian Wall Idea Is An Absurd Solution To A Real Problem

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was resoundingly mocked this weekend for saying a border wall between the U.S. and Canada was a "legitimate...

Elise Foley

Babies Are Coming To The U.S. To Work, According To Border Patrol | Elise Foley | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security argued that deportation proceedings should continue against a child because she "...

Roque Planas

See The Intense Military Gear Being Hawked To Border Patrol | Roque Planas | Posted 05.01.2015 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- A two-foot metal snake with a tiny but powerful camera at the tip would allow Border Patrol to more easily check backpacks and car trunks w...

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

6 Tons Of Pot Worth Nearly $6.2 Million Seized Along Border

AP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have found more than six tons of marijuana hidden in a truck that tried to cross into the United States from Mexic...

Elise Foley

Days Before DHS Funding Runs Out, The Post-Shutdown Debate Is Heating Up | Elise Foley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TSA agents would remain in airports, patrol agents would still be manning the border and Coast Guard officers would continue monitoring ...

Being Polite Does Not Diminish Security: The Sometimes Shameful Treatment of Valid U.S. Visitors and Residents

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

CBP is the first point of contact for all foreign nationals entering the US, and are themselves a reflection of American principles and ideals.

Michael McLaughlin

Opium Soap, Meth-Filled Cheese: U.S. Customs' Strangest Border Busts | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

Meth inside a cheese wheel. Opium inside 66 bars of soap from Thailand. Smugglers were imaginative when trying to sneak drugs and other illegal object...

Man Dies After Border Patrol Shoots Him With Stun Gun

AP | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing. ...

Elise Foley

Deportations Down In 2014: DHS | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Deportations by the Department of Homeland Security have gone down, from 438,421 deportations last year to 414,481 in fiscal year 2014, ...

Hundreds Of Smuggled Turtles Intercepted At Anchorage Airport

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles.

9 Things To Never Say At Customs

Thrillist | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel

Being detained in the airport basement is the perfect way to ruin the beginning of any vacation.

Travel 101: Getting Souvenirs Through Customs

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your pass through customs a breeze:

John McCain: Let Me Keep My Cell Phone!

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) doesn't like it when the government tells him to leave his cell phone behind. The senator grew heated at a hearing of th...

The Unsung Heroes in the Immigration Crisis

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

The wave of unaccompanied children from Central America flooding the U.S. border is a regrettable situation that is taxing many federal government agencies - none more severely than the U.S. Border Patrol.

Elise Foley

Raul Grijalva Cancels Visit To Border Facility Children After U.S. Rebuffs Clergy | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) visit on Monday to a facility holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors near the U.S.-Mexico border was d...

Elise Foley

Bipartisan Duo Hopes House Can At Least Agree To Stop Border Patrol Abuses | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform efforts haven't been successful in the House, but two members are hoping they can address at least one ...

As Congress Moves to Dismantle Immigration Reform, We Will Continue Our Fight to Defend Migrant Rights

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Brané

The Women's Refugee Commission is encouraged by President Obama's recent call to review enforcement procedures. We have long advocated for DHS to reform its immigration custody and deportation policies and have made numerous concrete and practical recommendations