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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway

    Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway
    International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday. The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
  • 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...
  • In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing

    It looks like the U.S. Border Patrol has opted for a policy of common sense. As The Times editorial page wrote last week, and the news pages documented earlier, federal agents patrolling the Mexican border have been involved in dozens of...
  • Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

    Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents' authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday,...
  • Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX

    Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX
    Justin Bieber didn't get to slide right through a U.S. Customs  and Border Control checkpoint at LAX upon his return from Japan, according to reports out Thursday.  After his arrival at approximately 1 p.m., the pop star was held up for hours by a...
  • La Bestia: Pop meets propaganda courtesy of U.S. border agency

    La Bestia: Pop meets propaganda courtesy of U.S. border agency
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency may be extraordinarily busy these days, but apparently it found time to dabble in the art of making records. The Central American radio hit “La Bestia” (or “The Beast,” in English) is...
  • Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris, the state's sole Republican in Congress, vowed Friday to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to block any effort by the federal government to set up a shelter for immigrant children in Carroll County....
  • Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border

    Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border
    Citizen groups in border states are seeking armed volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico frontier alongside law enforcement officers who are struggling to deal with a surge of undocumented migrants from Central America. Southwestern states have seen a big...