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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024


CBP details illegal border crossing apprehensions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities detailed the recent apprehension efforts of San Diego Sector Imperial Beach Station agents, resulting in encountering 290 illegal border crossing individuals. The individuals were from more than 30 countries and encountered in less than 13... Read More »

CBP, cruise line initiate facial biometrics effort

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has joined Carnival Cruise Line in launching facial biometric comparison technology for closed-loop cruises. The Port of Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest seaport to further secure and enhance the debarkation process. “CBP and Carnival are innovating the... Read More »

CBP details Bridge of the Americas LEP project

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are espousing the benefits of initiating Low Energy Portal (LEP) scanning systems at the El Paso, Texas, Bridge of the Americas international crossing. “The LEP system will scan arriving traffic, and the imagery generated will be used by CBP to... Read More »

CBP details 321 Data Pilot participation expansion

A recently published Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Federal Register Notice is soliciting additional Section 321 Data Pilot participants, which would aid shipment inspection efforts. The Section 321 Data Pilot would enable CBP to partner with private sector supply chains to identify and... Read More »

Legislation targets southern border security initiatives

U.S. Sens. John Hoeven (R-MT) and Katie Britt (R-AL) recently proposed legislation they maintain would secure the southern border and keep American communities and families safe. Hoeven and Britt joined 17 colleagues in co-sponsoring a resolution forcing the Biden administration to acknowledge... Read More »

Bill seeks permanent fentanyl analogues scheduling

U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bob Latta (R-OH), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently introduced the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl Act, which seeks to permanently schedule fentanyl analogues while granting researchers the ability to conduct fentanyl substance... Read More »

CBP outlines Morelos Dam construction plan

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have outlined the U.S. Border Patrol's Morelos Dam construction plan, noting the effort would close gaps in the border barrier. “The safety and security of our workforce, law enforcement partners, and the local community are a top priority,”... Read More »

DHS, DOL outline additional H-2B Visa availability

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) officials noted the agencies are issuing a temporary final rulemaking 64,716 additional H-2B nonagricultural worker visas available. The action applies to temporary nonagricultural workers for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The... Read More »