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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Suspected smuggler, migrants apprehended near Fort Lauderdale

    Suspected smuggler, migrants apprehended near Fort Lauderdale
    Thirty-seven migrants and a suspected smuggler were apprehended after marine agents intercepted a suspicious vessel near Fort Lauderdale, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday. An air crew detected the vessel running without...
  • Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees

    Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees
    WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a...
  • Riverwoods warrant leads to arrest in New York City

    Riverwoods warrant leads to arrest in New York City
    A purse-snatching at a restaurant in Riverwoods led to a state and federal investigation, and an arrest on Feb. 19 in New York City. According to a Riverwoods police report, a woman told officers on Feb. 10 that, while she was eating at the Panera Bread...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'

     Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'
    The honey from local beekeepers Jason and Eunjin Newkirk's hives doesn't look, taste or feel like the golden liquid that comes in a mass-produced plastic bottle at the grocery store. The U.S. government uses no standard definition for honey, leaving...
  • Father, son face charges in sales of counterfeit electronics in Fountain Valley

    A Westminster man and his son are scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of selling counterfeit electronic devices valued at about $3 million from a business in Fountain Valley. Rateb Said Najjar, 60, and Eyad Rateb Najjar, 36, are charged with...
  • Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases

    Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases
    Gil Kerlikowske, 64, was sworn in seven months ago as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Kerlikowske has spent four decades in law enforcement, starting out his career as a police officer in St. Petersburg. He was a police chief in...