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U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Department of the United States Federal Government
United the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and is the country's primary border control organization. It is charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. regulations, including trade, customs, and immigration. CBP is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States. It has a workforce of more than 45,600 sworn federal agents and officers. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.


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U.S. officials made more than 3,000 apprehensions of unaccompanied minors. CBP chief Mark Morgan said "the majority" were expelled.
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CBP chief: We must secure border from COVID danger

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CBP postpones PreCheck, Global Entry enrollment centers reopening until Aug. 10

Customs and Border Protection has postponed reopening its trusted traveler enrollment centers through at least Aug. 10, the agency said Wednesday.
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Overcrowding, substandard care for migrants at US Border Patrol facilities in 2019 surge, watchdog report says

A federal watchdog office's report shows the struggles Customs and Border Protection had in providing care to migrants that arrived en masse in 2019.
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U.S. border agency misused congressional funds meant for migrant care, watchdog says

A congressional audit concluded that U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the law by misspending money earmarked for migrant care.
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U.S. arrests along border with Mexico plummet in April amid coronavirus

U.S. arrests along the border with Mexico fell dramatically in April as migrants were swiftly deported under new rules aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus, the top U.S. Customs and..
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US Customs and Border Protection confirms 160 COVID-19 cases among officers, agents

Customs and Border Protection, responsible for securing U.S. borders, confirmed on Monday that 160 of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.
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Trump to deploy 160 active duty troops to border in response to court rulings, coronavirus

A Customs and Border Protection spokesman said the deployment to San Diego and El Paso would begin Saturday and last for two weeks.
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At odds with Native American tribe, feds say no cultural sites near border wall blasting

Customs and Border Protection said it found no biological, cultural or historic sites in the area where crews are building a border wall in Arizona.
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Passenger tried to sneak package of tiny dead birds into US at Washington Dulles airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists found a package of dead birds in luggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.
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U.S. citizen suspected of smuggling dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

James Paul Markowitz as identified as a suspect in an alien smuggling case prior to his arrest, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.  
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Border Officials Seek to Evict Defecating Vultures From Texas Radio Tower

United States Customs and Border Protection, which operates the tower, wants to attach a net to deter the birds.
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Dozens of Iranian and Iranian-Americans report being detained at U.S. border crossing

Multiple reports emerged that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol detained dozens of people at the Blaine, Wash., port of entry. CBP refuted the report.
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Racial bias in facial recognition software: What travelers should know as TSA, CBP expand programs

Researchers found evidence of bias against minorities in facial recognition software as its use is set to expand at airport security checkpoints.
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U.S. border arrests dropped again in November amid Trump crackdown on migrant crossers

The Border Patrol arrested about 34,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in November, a 75 percent drop from a recent high point in May, according to statistics released on Monday by U.S. Customs and..
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Big delays at US-Mexico border crossings after migrants use car lanes to claim asylum

Customs and Border Protection has reduced lanes at the Nogales and Douglas ports of entry after migrants used car lanes to present asylum claims.
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That's a lot of bologna: US border officers seize more than 150 pounds of pork

CBP officers stopped a truck trying to bring 14 rolls of Mexican bologna into the United States, which is prohibited because of potential diseases.
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Arizona border agent shoots and wounds Russian migrant during altercation

The agent was attempting to arrest the migrant suspected of crossing the border illegally when an altercation occurred, according to CBP officials.  
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Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an arriving passenger tried to smuggle 35 pounds worth of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles into the country.
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Smugglers are sawing through the border wall

Customs and Border Protection told CBS News "it's happening but not to the point where it's an issue"
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," July 14

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On the Waterfront

Despite heightened security after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, U.S. Customs is still inspecting just two percent of the six million cargo containers entering the country each year. As Steve Kroft..
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Rep. Raul Ruiz on new migrant health bill

California Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz is introducing a bill to improve the health care of migrants in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. He says it will provide the basic humanitarian needs..
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U.S. apprehensions at Mexican border up 88% this year: CBP

U.S. border officials apprehended or rejected 970,000 people at or near the border with Mexico in the fiscal year ending in September, an 88 percent increase over the previous year, U.S. Customs and..
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Mexican migrant in Border Patrol custody dies at Arizona hospital

Customs and Border Protection said agents apprehended a 49-year-old Mexican migrant on Sunday. He had a preexisting heart condition and died Monday.  
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British couple 'traumatized' by weeks in detention center after crossing border

Two British couples say they accidentally crossed the Canada-U.S border, were detained by CBP agents and spent two weeks in detention.  
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Feds seize $2.2 million worth of fake Nike shoes at SoCal seaport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection found 14,806 pairs of shoes on a shipment arriving from China
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Journalist says CBP agent refused to return passport until he admitted to writing 'propaganda'

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official withheld journalist Ben Watson's passport until he admitted to writing 'propaganda.'
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Transcript: Todd Owen on "Intelligence Matters"

This week, on "Intelligence Matters," Michael Morell talks with Todd Owen, a top Customs and Border Protection official, about the agency's operations and the state of U.S. border security
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N.J. mayor says he was profiled at airport for being Muslim

Customs and Border Protection officers asked Mayor Mohamed Khairullah if he met with terrorists while in Turkey with his family, he says
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U.S. working to take in Bahamas storm victims - acting border chief

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan on Monday said the country is expediting its immigration processes and deploying more resources to help storm victims from Bahamas..
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Border Enforcement chief holds briefing on migrant apprehensions

Top official at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expected to discuss a third consecutive monthly drop in apprehensions of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border
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Arizona State University students from China detained at LAX

"CBP has given ASU no information on what has transpired," university spokesman Jerry Gonzalez
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3 migrant children have died from flu in custody, but US won't provide vaccines

Customs and Border Protection said it will not provide flu vaccines to detained migrant children, despite three deaths in part because of influenza.  
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CBP warns of delays as computers go down

U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers experienced an outage across North America. Airports in New York and Los Angeles saw long delays as passengers were processed manually.
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Computers coming back online after Customs outage at U.S. airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its computers were coming back online and travelers were being processed after a nationwide computer outage earlier on Friday at U.S. airports.
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Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outage

Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays late on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems, officials said.
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CBP computer outage leads to long lines at U.S. airports

Some of the airports affected included JFK Airport in New York City, Dulles International Airport and LAX in Los Angeles
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Customs Computer Failure Snarls Passengers at U.S. Airports

United States Customs and Border Protection said it was experiencing “a temporary outage.”
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U.S. Customs system shutdown causes major delays at airports nationwide

Travelers around the country are facing major delays at airports after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's computer system went down.
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Hundreds of Google employees call for company to avoid work with ICE and CBP

The petition demands Google not provide services to ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection until they "stop engaging in human rights abuses.”
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'Wrongfully detained' Texas teen who is a US citizen released after nearly a month

The 18-year-old was detained at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint while en route from South Texas to a soccer camp.
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