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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Newspaper report: Meth seizures soar at US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2014

    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth...
  • Assaults on Border Patrol agents drop again; nearly all cases occur on Southwest border

    Assaults against U.S. Border Patrol agents dropped again even as apprehensions of immigrants illegally crossing the border increased. Figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, indicate that there were 373...
  • Man dies during struggle with border agents at San Ysidro crossing

    San Diego police are investigating the Christmas Eve death of a 40-year-old man during a struggle with border agents at the San Ysidro crossing. The man, whose name was not disclosed, entered the United States from Mexico through the pedestrian...
  • Tired of waiting at border crossings? Now, there's an app for that

    Tired of waiting at border crossings? Now, there's an app for that
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a new mobile app that will tell travelers how long they'll have to wait in line at land border crossings to Mexico and Canada. The app, announced Tuesday, won't necessarily make trips faster, but it can give you...
  • Grant could move up customs at Boca Airport

    A pending grant for the next fiscal year could expedite a U.S. Customs facility at the Boca Raton Airport by as much as six months. Executive director Clara Bennett was notified of the pending $815,120 grant for 2015, not 2016 as expected from the...
  • ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation

    ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation
    Investigators are trying to learn the identity of a man from Haiti who drowned while coming ashore with a group of other people in what federal authorities called a smuggling operation. Fort Lauderdale police on Thursday released a sketch of the man...
  • Cruise ship passenger enters guilty plea after cocaine-smuggling arrest

    Cruise ship passenger enters guilty plea after cocaine-smuggling arrest
    Carnival cruise ship passenger Isherman Tafari told agents he understood why someone might find his vacation unusual, records show. After all, he just wrapped up an eight-day cruise by himself, visiting destinations in the southern Caribbean aboard...
  • New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents

    New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents
    As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
  • Arizona joins other states in federal immigration lawsuit

    Arizona joins other states in federal immigration lawsuit
    Arizona joined 17 other states suing the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court this week to derail President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer released a...
  • 17 states sue to stop Obama's immigration plan

    Texas and 16 other states sued the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to try to derail President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people, arguing it was unconstitutional and...
  • Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare

    Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare
    For months, some conservative members of Congress and their allies have warned that people from the Middle East could use the Mexican border to gain illegal entry to the U.S. and pose a terrorist threat. Obama administration officials have said such a...