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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers

    Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers
    A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction halting the Obama administration's policy of locking up immigrant mothers and children applying for asylum in order to deter others from illegally crossing the border. In a 40-page opinion issued Friday,...
  • US border agents wearing body cameras to test technology

    Some U.S. border agents have started wearing body cameras in a test of the technology in the field, officials said on Friday. Roughly three dozen cameras are being worn by personnel on a volunteer basis during a 90-day test period at locations in New...
  • Guard troops staying on border, but some question mission

    On U.S. 83, the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere. Even on a national holiday this week, the green-and-white trucks of the Border Patrol circled tirelessly around the empty streets of Rio...
  • Justice Department to seek stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    The government will seek a stay of a judge's decision that has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Friday. The Justice Department paperwork will be filed with a...
  • U.S. officials to step up port inspections after illegal engines found

    U.S. officials to step up port inspections after illegal engines found
    Federal environmental and customs officials said Thursday they will step up inspections at the nation's busiest port complex after discovering hundreds of imported vehicles, engines and other equipment that failed to comply with U.S. emissions standards....
  • Feds find invasive insects in shipments at Norfolk port

    Federal authorities say two insect pests have been found in shipments at the Port of Norfolk since last fall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists found a Khapra beetle in a shipment of split lentils and spices from the United...
  • Cities take anti-extremism efforts to White House

    Prosecutors and civic leaders from several U.S. cities will convene at a White House summit this week to discuss ways of countering violent extremism, eager to share ideas on how to shut off terrorist recruiting pipelines that have sent Western fighters...
  • Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port

    Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port
    Law enforcement officers seized a shipment of 156,000 children's toys from China that contained higher levels of lead and a chemical used in plastics than is safe, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department. The toy dolls that had...
  • Obama's nominee for drug czar wins first Senate vote

    WASHINGTON Michael Botticelli is not like drug czars of the past. He's not a cop, a military general or a governor. His specialty is treatment; he rose to prominence as the head of the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. And Botticelli,...
  • Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

    Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico
    Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States. One motorist...
  • ACLU files lawsuit claiming government not providing records on treatment of migrant kids

    The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking information about allegations of abuse involving migrant children, including many who were placed under the care of immigration authorities while a wave of unaccompanied minors fled to the U.S. last summer. ACLU...