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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • How Many States Require Front License Plates?

     
    In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
  • Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks

    Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks
    Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers. Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...
  • Coast Guard chases down pot-smuggling boat off San Diego coast

    Coast Guard chases down pot-smuggling boat off San Diego coast
    After a high-speed chase about 90 miles southwest of San Diego, a Coast Guard boat overtook a panga and arrested two men on suspicion of attempting to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. As the 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard station in San Diego...
  • House passes bill to fund border security during the shutdown

    House passes bill to fund border security during the shutdown
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed a stopgap bill Thursday to restore federal funding to border security that has been cut during the government shutdown. It is the latest in a series of votes by House Republicans since the shutdown began to...
  • Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium

    Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium
    Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
  • Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port

    Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port
    The eggs of a destructive foreign moth species that "poses a significant threat to our nation's forests and urban landscapes" were found aboard a carrier ship docked in Baltimore in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday....
  • Global Entry program for fliers: You don't have to be a VIP

    Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother? I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...
  • Frustration grows about airports' immigration lines

    Frustration grows about airports' immigration lines
    As lines grow at airport customs and immigration checkpoints, the frustration among international travelers continues to swell. A trade group for the nation’s travel industry is hoping to exploit that frustration to pressure the federal government...
  • In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise

    In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise
    TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?

    Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?
    In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...