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CBP Prepares for Hurricane Florence in Mid-Atlantic States

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator for FEMA Region III Monday night.  LFC Durst activated the Region III emergency operations center today, and has ordered CBP Ports of Entry to take preemptive action to protect ...

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Second Impostor in Three Weeks Caught by CBP Biometric Verification Technology at Washington Dulles Airport

Less than three weeks into the use of its new cutting-edge facial comparison biometric system, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport intercepted a second impostor trying to enter the U.S. A 26-year-old woman, who arrived on a flight from Accra, Ghana Saturday morning, presented a U.S. passport to a CBP ...

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Officers Intercept $4.8 Million in Narcotics in One Day at the Texas Border

Laredo, Texas – Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized over $4.8 million in narcotics in three separate enforcement actions according to a recent press release.  “The Laredo Port of Entry faced a difficult and busy day as our CBP officers demonstrated the highest standard of vigilance by disrupting the flow ...

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Texas Border Patrol Agents Rescue 62 Illegal Aliens from a Refrigerated Tractor-Trailer

LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas, rescued 62 illegal aliens from a refrigerated tractor-trailer announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Thursday. “These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety.  The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated.  We will continue ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Joint Interagency Task Force South

Washington, DC – United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered his remarks Wednesday to the Joint Interagency Task Force South which is a multiservice, multiagency task force based at the Naval Air Station Key West in Florida.   During his address Sessions praised the performance of the task force in their fight to keep deadly drugs out of communities. “This Department of Justice ...

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CBP Advises Travelers to Know Before You Go During Labor Day Holiday

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy car traffic during the Labor Day weekend. Land border travelers may use a variety of documents to include a Passport, Passport card, Trusted Traveler card (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST), an ...

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Nearly 100 Pounds Of Cocaine Hidden In Pineapples Seized at Delaware Port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware seized 99.66 pounds of cocaine on hidden in a shipment of pineapples on Wednesday. According to authorities, the cocaine was hidden within the bottoms of 20 cardboard boxes containing pineapples from San Carlos, Costa Rica. The shipment was destined to Clifton, New Jersey. “Part of CBP’s mission is ...

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Border Patrol Agents in Texas Arrest 10 Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass in Station Texas arrested 10 illegal aliens from Bangladesh after the subjects made illegal entry into the United States according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “Our Border Patrol agents face unique challenges every day and may encounter persons from different regions of the world. I commend them for ...

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Border Patrol Citizens Academy to Start this summer in Buffalo, N.Y.

Border Patrol Citizens academy class of 2016

The U. S. Border Patrol Buffalo Station is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens Academy beginning August 25, 2018, located at 600 Colvin Woods Parkway, Tonawanda, N.Y. The Citizens Academy is a community outreach program designed to provide local residents the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Border Patrol and its role in protecting the Nation’s Borders. “Our Citizens ...

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Arizona Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Registered Sex Offenders

Two men with violent criminal histories have been arrested after illegally entering into the United States.  U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station apprehended 57-year-old Reinaldo Ciro Duran from El Salvador after he illegally crossed the border west of Sonoita Friday night. A records check on Duran revealed several convictions in California to include animal cruelty, assault and molestation of ...

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Border Patrol arrests 32 illegal aliens, smuggler in Texas busts

Border Patrol stash house illegal aliens

  U.S. Border Patrol agents, in two separate actions, dismantled an alien smuggling stash house operation and intercepted a semi-truck carrying illegal aliens in just the last 24 hours resulting in the arrest of 32 illegal immigrants and one U.S. citizen.   On July 17, 2018, Hebbronville agents assigned to the checkpoint located on Farm to Market Road 1017 intercepted ...

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117 illegal aliens, 18 smugglers arrested in joint ICE, Border Patrol operation

Illegal aliens arrested

EL PASO, Texas — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash, vehicles and more than 1,000 lbs. of marijuana last month in a joint effort. Special agents assigned to HSI El Paso’s human smuggling group and Border Patrol agents, who are ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrest six criminal aliens in one day

EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday, Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested four gang members and two sex offenders that were also illegal aliens. Fort Brown agents arrested a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas.  The man’s criminal record revealed he was arrested in January 2017, by the Neptune Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was charged with Sexual ...

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Border Patrol getting the job done: More than 64 illegal aliens caught, 9 smugglers arrested in past week

While rabid Democrats attack ICE for family separations (which ICE has nothing to do with) the border patrol is continuing to get the job done on the U.S. southern border. While UPI isn’t really sure what to call them, they did report that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a.k.a. the Border Patrol, has stopped several human smuggling operations at border ...

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