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U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Department of the United States Federal Government
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is 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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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

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Sen. Dick Durbin, former Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson and NASA..
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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..
CBS News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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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Kevin McAleenan: CBP port director was in Walmart during El Paso shooting

Mass shootings in 2019 are on track to surpass the total from 2018. The Gun Violence Archive counts more than 250 mass shootings, defined as any incident in which four or more people are shot, not..
CBS News - Published

'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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U.S. citizen held in migrant detention for nearly a month

His lawyer provided CBP with official documents – including his birth certificate – but was unsuccessful in freeing her client
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on July 14, 2019

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Sen. Dick Durbin, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, historian..
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7/14: Morgan, Durbin, Johnson

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Sen. Dick Durbin, former Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson and NASA..
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CBP chief: ICE raids not designed to separate families

CBP chief Mark Morgan said ICE agents — whom he called "American heroes" — will conduct the operations with "humanity and compassion"
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Transcript: Acting CBP chief Mark Morgan on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, that aired Sunday, July 14, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Mark Morgan, acting CBP chief, says ICE raids "maintain integrity in the system"

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan joins Margaret Brennan to discuss expected ICE raids targeting thousands of undocumented migrant families across the country.
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Sunday: Morgan, Durbin, Johnson, Bridenstine

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will..
CBS News - Published

Ship seized in massive drug bust is owned by JP Morgan Chase

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said this was the largest vessel ever seized in the agency's 230-year history
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Guatemalan migrant woman has miscarriage in Border Patrol custody

Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a 25-year-old woman in their custody experienced a miscarriage. The woman was four months pregnant.
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Guatemalan migrant woman had a miscarriage while being held by Trump administration

Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a 25-year-old woman in their custody experienced a miscarriage. The woman was four months pregnant.  
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15-year-old migrant girl claims Border Patrol officer assaulted her, sparking probe

Customs and Border Protection confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual assault on a 15-year-old migrant girl by a border officer. The alleged assault, first reported by NBC News, took place..
CBS News - Published

Department of Homeland Security investigating sexual assault allegation at border facility

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating an allegation of sexual assault at a Border Patrol facility for migrant children in Yuma, Arizona. The Customs and Border Protection said in a..
CBS News - Published

Art by Migrant Children in Texas Catches the Smithsonian’s Eye

The children had recently been released from the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, and they drew their detention facilities.
NYTimes.com - Published

Doctors share migrant children's haunting drawings: 'These children coming into our country need a voice'

Drawings by migrant children show families behind bars in telling images of their experience at U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention center
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Eye Opener at 8: CBP agent speaks out on border facility conditions

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol agent describes detention facility conditions: "You get hit with the smell"

Customs and Border Patrol agents are pushing back against criticism after a government watchdog report showed how detention facilities along the southern border are in turmoil. President Trump tweeted..
CBS News - Published

See drawings from children recently released from Border Patrol facilities

The incoming president of the American Academy of Pediatrics toured two Customs and Border Protection facilities last week and told CBS News the detention centers are no place for children. Dr. Sara..
CBS News - Published

Mexico says migrant apprehensions at U.S. border down 30% in June from May

Mexico's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that migrant apprehensions at the U.S. southern border were down 30% in June from May, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Reuters - Published

Top Border Officials Condemn ‘Highly Inappropriate’ Secret Facebook Group

Lawmakers, some of whom were the targets of offensive posts and threats within the group, amplified their criticism of the Customs and Border Protection agency.
NYTimes.com - Published

Customs and Border Protection under fire over conditions at migrant facilities, secret Facebook group

Some lawmakers are raising new concerns after they say they witnessed deplorable conditions at border patrol facilities in El Paso and Clint, Texas on Monday. The renewed outrage comes as Customs and..
CBS News - Published

Border Patrol agents allegedly mocked migrant deaths in secret Facebook group

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched an investigation into a Facebook group where agents posted sexist memes and joked about migrant deaths. The posts are raising questions about migrant..
CBS News - Published

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