| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:55 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday.
The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:37 AM
U.S. Travel, the trade organization for the tourism industry, has launched a web site that includes videos about international travelers' experiences entering the country through U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoints.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations.
At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Law enforcement officials seized a boat carrying 24 passengers early Thursday morning near Crystal Cove State Park.
Officers from Orange County Sheriff's and Newport Beach Police departments, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Twenty-four men and women reportedly trying to enter the country illegally were apprehended when the panga-style boat in which they were riding came ashore near Crystal Cove State Park, authorities said.
The passengers -- 23 from Mexico and one from...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:12 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
In what even U.S. Customs officials are describing as a “weird” week of sorts, border protection officers seized nearly half a pound of exotic meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made with reptile skin coming in from Nigeria....
| May 7, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Starting by July 1, travelers with U.S. passports entering the country at O'Hare International Airport will be able to clear customs faster by using an automated kiosk instead of filling out a paper declaration card, the Chicago Department of Aviation...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Frequent international travelers coming through John Wayne Airport may be eligible to use a new Global Entry kiosk, which would speed them through the customs process, an airport news release said.
The airport will partner with U.S. Customs and Border...