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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • At Border Security Expo, companies keep eyes on lucrative U.S. market

    At Border Security Expo, companies keep eyes on lucrative U.S. market
    PHOENIX — A fake barrel cactus with a camera mounted inside. An unmanned robot hardy enough to explore underground drug tunnels. Software that recognizes faces while tapping into federal databases. "We give them a tasting here," said Steve Roser,...
  • Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge

    Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge
    A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region. Considered a threat to crops and...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers

    Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths. Border...
  • Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom. What...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: beauty preserved or federal land grab?

    Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
  • Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday

    Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday
    Fliers who want to complete their enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will be able to do so at at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting Thursday, according to a TSA announcement. The TSA will open an...
  • Two sentenced to prison in San Gabriel asylum fraud scheme

    A San Gabriel immigration consultant and one of his employees have been sentenced to prison for filing fraudulent asylum applications on behalf of hundreds of Chinese immigrants.  Haoren Ma, 50, who operated a consulting business called New Arrival...
  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County

    Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County
    A San Gabriel Valley businessman was sentenced Thursday to 31 months in federal prison for his scheme to import more than $2.3 million worth of popular and luxury counterfeit goods, prosecutors said.  Kevin "Peter" Wang, 54, of Rosemead pleaded guilty...