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US Customs and Border Protection

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...

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:

U.S. Launches Media Campaign Warning Of Immigration Dangers

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

MISSION, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 mil...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Plans To Designate New Monument, Republicans Plan To Freak Out | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama plans to announce a new national monument on Wednesday, protecting nearly half a million acres in southern New ...

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 ...

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...

Hunter Stuart

U.S. Customs Destroys Musician's Handmade Instruments | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

A professional musician flying home to Massachusetts over the holidays says he had 13 of his instruments destroyed by U.S. Customs and Border Protecti...

Woman Forced Into Illegal Body Cavity Search, Observed Bowel Movement: Lawsuit

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

What started as a random screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents quickly became an invasive, illegal body cavity search on a New Mexico...

Amid Criticism, Border Patrol Considers Big Changes

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid criticism about U.S. border agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, the Homeland Securi...

Communities Up In Arms Over Misguided Debate

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — Under the watch of a Border Patrol agent, U.S. and Mexican pastors set up two small altars – one on each side of a towering bo...

Customs Makes Major Change As Result Of Boston Bombing

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a val...

Dave Jamieson

Customs And Border Agents Receive Furlough Notices | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protections agency started sending furlough notices out to its employees on Thursday, warning them they may ...

Zach Carter

Sequestration Won't Clip Airports' Wings | Zach Carter | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Despite extensive warnings from the Obama administration over the effects of sequestration budget cuts on air traffic control staff, t...

Michael McLaughlin

Report: Border Guards Rewarded With Gift Cards | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Crime

The lure of bonus pay and extra vacation time perhaps drove border patrol agents in western New York to arrest hundreds of people that were in the cou...

Two Men Charged In U.S. Coast Guard's Death

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — A Coast Guardsman fired several gunshots from an inflatable boat before it was slammed by another vessel in a crash that caused the ...

Just Another Expensive, Inefficient Weapon In War On Drugs

| Posted 01.19.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Andrew Becker U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned airc...

Teen's Creative High School Dance Proposal Prompts Federal Probe

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

It’s not every day a high school dance invitation prompts a federal investigation, but such was the case last week at Patriot High School in Nokesvi...

U.S. And Mexico Disagree Over Border Fence

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- An agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico boundary is agreeing to a U.S. proposal to build border fence segments in a South Texas floo...

Cristina Costantini

More Border Patrol Abuses Unearthed | Cristina Costantini | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

The "basic values" of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency include, "professionalism, honor, integrity, [and] respect for human life." Accor...

This Is What 25 Pounds Of Cocaine Looks Like

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

Earlier this month, officials inspecting a shipping container at the Red Hook Container Terminal discovered a staggering 24.6 pounds of cocaine, The N...

Elise Foley

Immigrants Near U.S.-Canada Border Fear Racial Profiling | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrants and minorities who live near the U.S. northern border are fearful of Customs and Border Protection agents, accusing them of r...

4 Muslims File Harassment Lawsuit Against FBI, Border Patrol

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 06.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Some Detroit-area Muslims have been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed about their religion when returning to the U.S. fr...

Father Denied Entry To U.S. From Mexico To Bury Son

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A Mexican national said he has been barred from entering the United States to bury his 10-year-old son, a U.S. citizen who died Tues...

Elise Foley

New Customs Rule Would Treat Same-Sex Couples As Families | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday to recognize same-sex couples as families on customs forms, a small but significant step, s...