U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up...
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The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally-owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property.
Eric Gay/AP Photo, Pool, File
February 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new barriers in South Texas and may soon win funding for more. In a motion filed late...
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A display of the fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry is shown during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Nogales, Ariz.
Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP
January 31, 2019 - 7:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load...
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Molly Daly
January 28, 2019 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the first Monday after the government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers were back on the job. But some, considered essential, still had to report to work throughout the shutdown. Russell Rogers works for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an...
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This undated photo provided by Catarina Gomez on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, shows her half-brother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 7, near Laguna Brava in Yalambojoch, Guatemala.
Catarina Gomez via AP
December 27, 2018 - 4:06 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told The...
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In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M.
Christian Torres/AP, file
December 26, 2018 - 9:30 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month. The death came during an...
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In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, an agent from the border patrol, observes near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M.
Christian Torres/AP, file
December 25, 2018 - 4:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File
December 10, 2018 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found. The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, people line up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file
December 10, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people expressing fear of returning to their home countries when stopped at the U.S. border with Mexico has spiked, according to figures released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. U.S. border authorities fielded 92,959 "credible fear" claims — the initial...
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duty free shiopping
August 08, 2018 - 1:00 pm
By Jay Lloyd PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Unless you bring home a few tons of steel from that overseas getaway, you're not likely to be caught up in the current tariff fueled trade war. But what can you bring back? What can you take? What should you be aware of before going on that shopping...
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