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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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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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Videos for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Threatened immigration arrests spur nationwide resistance [Video]Threatened immigration arrests spur nationwide resistance

Fears of a widespread immigration crackdown over the weekend galvanized protests and calls for resistance by pro-immigrant groups and Democratic elected officials. Zachary Goelman reports.

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High-stakes decisions wearing CBP officers thin [Video]High-stakes decisions wearing CBP officers thin

Many U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are feeling the strain of their jobs, as some begin deciding which migrants will wait in Mexico for their asylum hearings under the Trump..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Fox News Host Says Detention Centers Are Like Fox News Host Says Detention Centers Are Like "A Big Party"

On Tuesday, "Fox and Friends" host Brian Kilmeade defended the Customs and Border Protection agency. The defense comes after a group of Democratic lawmakers alleged mistreatment of migrants. Kilmeade..

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Protesters to lawmakers: ‘Close the camps’ [Video]Protesters to lawmakers: ‘Close the camps’

Protesters are marching in cities across the country on Tuesday demanding the closure of detention facilities holding migrant children and families. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Trump Vows To Appeal Judicial Ruling To Block Use Of Funds For Border Wall [Video]Trump Vows To Appeal Judicial Ruling To Block Use Of Funds For Border Wall

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, US President Donald Trump vowed to appeal a US judge's ruling to block his administration from using 5.2 billion dollars in funds intended for anti-drug..

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Judge Orders U.S. Into Mediation To Improve Treatment Of Migrant Children [Video]Judge Orders U.S. Into Mediation To Improve Treatment Of Migrant Children

Reuters reports a U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government into mediation to resolve the mistreatment of migrant children at overcrowded U.S. border patrol facilities in Texas. The judge in..

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Congress Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Funding Bill, Waits For Trump Approval [Video]Congress Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Funding Bill, Waits For Trump Approval

The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency funding bill for border security and increased migrant detention center conditions. According to Business Insider, the House of Representatives have also..

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U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill [Video]U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody after reports of..

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Outrage Over Squalid Child Detention Conditions Triggers Resignation Of US CBP Acting Commissioner [Video]Outrage Over Squalid Child Detention Conditions Triggers Resignation Of US CBP Acting Commissioner

Acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection John Sanders is resigning and will leave his post on July 5th. Sanders has led the agency since April, when President Donald Trump reshuffled..

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Acting Head of U.S. Immigration Agency Expected to Step Down [Video]Acting Head of U.S. Immigration Agency Expected to Step Down

According to Reuters, the acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5. Sanders’s departure coincides with an..

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U.S. holding 200 children at border, down from 2,500 in May

U.S. immigration authorities held about 200 unaccompanied children at locations along the southwest border as of Wednesday, down from more than 2,500 in May as funding increases enabled a U.S. health..
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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.
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U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has..
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U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry

The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an..
Reuters - Published

Acting head of U.S. immigration agency to leave post July 5: border agency

The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday.
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Acting head of U.S. immigration agency expected to step down: New York Times

The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is expected to step down in the coming weeks, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a federal official.
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U.S. border agents kill American in gunfight at U.S.-Mexico crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers fatally shot an American man who pulled out a gun and started shooting while attempting to drive through the border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego..
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Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.
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Airlines, travel industry warn of excessive U.S. entry wait times

Groups representing major U.S. airlines, airports and travel industry companies on Friday urged U.S. Senate leaders to back additional funding for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers as the Trump..
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U.S. Customs agency issues tariff increase notice, allows grace period

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday it would begin collecting a 25 percent tariff on a $200 billion category of Chinese imports at 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) on Friday, the final step..
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U.S. Customs agency allows grace period for goods subject to China tariff hike

U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff increase to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods will not apply to U.S.-bound cargoes that leave China before 12:01 a.m. on Friday, U.S...
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U.S. Customs agency issues notice of higher tariff rate on Chinese goods

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday it would begin collecting a 25 percent tariff on a $200 billion category of Chinese imports at 12:01 a.m. (0401 GMT) on Friday, another step toward..
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Rabbi praises off-duty border agent who fired at California synagogue shooter

The rabbi wounded in Saturday's deadly shooting at his California synagogue praised an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent who fired at the fleeing suspect.
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U.S. to send 100 agents to Mexico border to cut delays: congresswoman

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will send about 100 agents to the Mexico border to speed up crossing times, a U.S. congresswoman said on Thursday, as businesses grapple with trade delays after..
Reuters - Published

More than 100,000 migrants encountered at U.S. southern border in March: data

U.S. officers arrested or denied entry to over 103,000 people along the border with Mexico in March, a 35 percent increase over the prior month and more than twice as many as the same period last year,..
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U.S. border agents redeployed to handle migrant humanitarian needs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will pull around 750 officers off ports of entry and redeploy them to process record numbers of migrant families entering the United States at the Mexico..
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Senators ask U.S. border agency about reported tracking of journalists

Two senior U.S. senators asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday to provide information on a report that the agency inappropriately tracked seven American journalists covering the migrant..
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U.S. border officials don't share Trump's zeal for border wall: lawmakers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday described a multi-pronged strategy for tightening the southern border with Mexico that did not focus mainly on a massive wall President Donald..
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