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Customs and Border Protection

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

'Rogue' Ex-Border Inspect Sentenced For Corruption

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A longtime U.S. border inspector was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in prison for corruption after a jury convicted him of working...

Roque Planas

Woman Likens Repeated Cavity Searches By Border Officer To Sexual Abuse | Roque Planas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Customs and Border Protection and a Texas hospital allegedly subjected a woman to repeated anal and vaginal cavity searches over a period of six hours...

Feds Intercept Ton Of Cocaine Worth Millions

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $30 million worth of cocaine and charged two men with drug smuggling. U...

Homeland Security Reviewing Use Of Controversial Force Policies

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department's use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Keep Drone Info From Congress That They've Already Released Publicly | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security appears to have redacted entire sections of information from documents about U.S. Customs and Border...

Officials Seize Toy Shipment With Dangerous Lead Levels

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.18.2013 | New York

Before they could make it into Santa's sack, shipments of children's toys from China were seized on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 by Consumer Product Safety Com...

Sister of Border Agency Leader Pleads Guilty to Human Smuggling Charge

Andrew Becker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime
Andrew Becker

Tammy Leigh Stephens, 52, of Phoenix, admitted in U.S. District Court in Tucson to aiding and abetting an illegal entry.

The Wall Street Journal Misplays the 'Asylum Card'

Mark Hetfield | Posted 12.28.2013 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

While expedited removal remains yet another dysfunctional component of our broken immigration system, it is one of the few that can be fixed without waiting for legislation.

Warning: You'll Never Get These Items Through Customs!

Budget Travel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

There are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border --some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money -- and embarrassment! -- here are a few you should be wary of.

Customs And Border Protection Gets New Leader

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government agency responsible for securing the border and facilitating trade and travel is getting a new acting commissioner. Customs...

Matt Sledge

Border Patrol Drones May Soon Wiretap | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Newly released documents show the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency is preparing to deploy drones alo...