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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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Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest [Video]

Portland mayor stung by tear gas at protest

[NFA] Video showed a cloud of smoke wafting over Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler as he stood with anti-police demonstrators on Wednesday night. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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CBP Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Human Hair [Video]

CBP Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Human Hair

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a 13-ton shipment of beauty products made out of human hair on Wednesday. CNN reports CBP officials at the Port of New York/Newark say the shipment..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
GAO: Immigration Officials Were To Spend Funding On Food, Medicine. Here's What They Bought Instead [Video]

GAO: Immigration Officials Were To Spend Funding On Food, Medicine. Here's What They Bought Instead

A new report from the US Government Accountability Office has unearthed a scandal in the Customs and Border Protection Agency. According to Business Insider, the CBP spent funds meant for humanitarian..

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Shipment of Chinese hair goods seized by US officials suspecting forced labor

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US seizes Chinese products made from human hair in forced labour crackdown

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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

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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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Indian national is first case in US border protection custody to have COVID-19

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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

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Was Trump’s Destruction Of Monument Hill A Hate Crime Against Native Americans?

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At odds with Native American tribe, feds say no cultural sites near border wall blasting

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Racial bias in facial recognition software: What travelers should know as TSA, CBP expand programs

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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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