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  • CBP Commissioner Bersin Resigns(221 KB - 12/22/2011)
    CBP Commissioner Bersin announces his resignation effective December 30, 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11122229.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122229.
  • CBP FY2011 Year in Review(474 KB - 12/12/2011)
    CBP press release announcing its year-end data on FY2011 border enforcement and management efforts, agency trends, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11121242
    AILA Doc. No. 11121242.
  • CBP Fact Sheet on “Beyond the Border Action Plan”(40 KB - 12/8/2011)
    CBP fact sheet on “Beyond the Border Action Plan,” which seeks to build and increase initiatives to further secure and facilitate cross-border travel between the U.S. and Canada. AILA Doc. No. 11120860.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120860.
  • CBP Announces Upgrades to El Paso POE(46 KB - 11/14/2011)
    CBP press release announcing a series of upgrades at the El Paso port of entry (POE) designed to enhance overall security and speed the entry process. AILA Doc. No. 11111463.
    AILA Doc. No. 11111463.
  • CBP Commissioner Bersin Blogs about a Bargain for a Better Border(122 KB - 11/7/2011)
    A DHS blog posted by CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin, urging frequent international travelers and border crossers to join one of the agency’s trusted traveler programs, which would allow CBP to focus more of its resources on identifying threats at the earliest point possible. AILA Doc. No. 11110731.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110731.
  • CBP to Open Ready Lane at San Ysidro(946 KB - 10/31/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that a Ready Lane will be opened at the San Ysidro port of entry later this year and encouraging travelers to get the appropriate RFID-enabled travel documents now, to utilize the new lane. CBP will announce the opening date once it has been set. AILA Doc. No. 11103148.
    AILA Doc. No. 11103148.
  • CBP Reminds SENTRI Members to Renew Membership(24 KB - 10/24/2011)
    CBP press release reminding SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) members to apply for membership renewal before their current enrollment expires. SENTRI is CBP’s trusted traveler program along the southwest border. AILA Doc. No. 11102460.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102460.
  • CBP Issues Advance Notice on Potential Closure of Morses Line Border Crossing(24 KB - 10/11/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that it is seeking public comment to evaluate the potential closure of the Morses Line border crossing in Highgate Springs/Alburg, Vermont. AILA Doc. No. 11101169.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101169.
  • CBP Announces Pilot Project Using Biometrics to Process Arriving Pedestrian Traffic in El Paso(38 KB - 9/19/2011)
    CBP press release announcing a pilot project to launch in November, 2011, at the Paso Del Norte international crossing in El Paso, which will use biometrics to expedite the pedestrian entry process. AILA Doc. No. 11091973.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091973.
  • CBP Commissioner Addresses U.S.-Mexican Border Mayors Association Meeting(70 KB - 8/19/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that Commissioner Alan Bersin spoke at the inaugural U.S.-Mexican Border Association conference of 17 mayors from communities on both sides of the southern boundary, commending the group’s efforts and encouraging them to work on common interests. AILA Doc. No. 11081964.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081964.
  • CBP Commissioner Gives Keynote Address at Texas Border Security Conference(110 KB - 8/18/2011)
    CBP news release announcing that Commissioner Alan Bersin served as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Texas Border Security Conference in El Paso, where he discussed joint efforts with international partners, the progression of border security throughout the years, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11081863.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081863.
  • CBP Enters into Anti-Corruption Accord with DHS Inspector General(229 KB - 8/17/2011)
    CBP news release on Commissioner Alan Bersin’s announcement that the agency entered into an agreement under which CBP internal affairs agents will work with OIG investigative field offices on probes of alleged corruption and misconduct involving CBP personnel. AILA Doc. No. 11081762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081762.
  • CBP Announces Prison Sentence for Unlawful Re-Entry of an Aggravated Felon(232 KB - 8/17/2011)
    CBP news release announcing that a Mexican national with a criminal record was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for attempting to unlawfully re-enter the U.S. after he was previously removed in 2005. The individual will be removed again, following his incarceration. AILA DOc. No. 11081761.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081761.
  • CBP Announces New Cards for Global Entry Members(33 KB - 8/8/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that a new Global Entry version of the SENTRI card will now be issued to Global Entry members to allow expedited entry into the U.S. from Mexico and Canada using the NEXUS, SENTRI, and Ready Lanes at land ports of entry. AILA Doc. No. 11080865.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080865.
  • CBP Commissioner Addresses Southwest Border Security(34 KB - 8/5/2011)
    CBP press release on CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin’s participation in a panel discussion sponsored by the Center for American Progress in which he addressed the past, present, and future of border security along the U.S./Mexico border. AILA Doc. No. 11080563.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080563.
  • CBP Talks Anti-Trafficking Achievements and Next Steps on Blue Campaign Anniversary(37 KB - 8/5/2011)
    CBP press release on the participation of CBP Deputy Commissioner Davis Aguilar, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, and other DHS officials in an anti-human trafficking stakeholder discussion, which was held on 8/3/11, marking the one-year anniversary of the Blue Campaign. AILA Doc. No. 11080561.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080561.
  • CBP Announces Global Entry Available at Canadian Preclearance Locations(55 KB - 8/2/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that Global Entry kiosks are now available at Vancouver International and Ottawa’s MacDonald-Cartier Airports, and will be available at Montreal’s Trudeau International and Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airports by September 2011. AILA Doc. No. 11080264.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080264.
  • CBP Announces the Appointment of Hector Mancha as El Paso Port Director(95 KB - 8/1/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that on 8/1/11, Hector Mancha was officially sworn in as the new El Paso Port Director. He will direct operations and enforcement activities at the four international crossings in El Paso as well as CBP airport operations at El Paso. AILA Doc. No. 11080168.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080168.
  • CBP Launches “Don’t Be Fooled” Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking(266 KB - 7/20/2011)
    CBP press release announcing the launch of two public service announcements as part of its “Don’t Be Fooled” campaign, which is a public awareness campaign designed to educate citizens and encourage public vigilance to fight human trafficking within local communities. AILA Doc. No. 11072060.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072060.
  • CBP Announces Sentence for Attempting to Enter the U.S. Unlawfully(215 KB - 7/13/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that Tomas Avila-Martinez, a Mexican national with a prior drug conviction, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for attempting to unlawfully re-enter the U.S. after he had been previously removed. AILA Doc. No. 11071364.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071364.
  • CBP Announces Sentence for Undocumented Individual Attempting Unlawful Re-Entry(51 KB - 7/7/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that Daniel Elias Rangel-Gonzalez was sentenced to 33 months in prison for attempting to unlawfully re-enter the U.S. after he had been previously removed. He was previously convicted in March 2010 for corporal injury to a spouse or co-habitant. AILA Doc. No. 11070761.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070761.
  • CBP Announces Important Information Regarding NSEERS(19 KB - 5/23/2011)
    CBP bulletin recapping the 4/27/11 DHS Federal Register notice through which the Department announced it was removing the list of countries whose nationals have been subject to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) registration process. AILA Doc. No. 11052362.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052362.
  • CBP Announces One Million Members Enrolled in its Trusted Traveler Programs(345 KB - 5/10/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that enrollment in its Trusted Traveler Programs, which include Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST, has reached one million members. The announcement includes additional information about each of the individual programs. AILA Doc. No. 11051065.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051065.
  • CBP Announces Agreement with Korea on Trusted Traveler Arrangement(226 KB - 4/27/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that CBP and the Korea Immigration Service signed a joint statement agreeing to work toward mutually recognized, expedited international travel initiatives, and that Korea is the first Asian country to commit to such an arrangement. AILA Doc. No. 11042762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042762.
  • CBP Announces New Ready Lane at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry(219 KB - 4/27/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that on 5/2/11, it will open a new Ready Lane for travelers with approved Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enabled travel documents at the Otay Mesa border crossing. AILA Doc. No. 11042761.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042761.
  • CBP Carrier Information Guide(8478 KB - 4/18/2011)
    CBP Carrier Information Guide lists the U.S. documentary requirements for entry in and departure from the U.S. The guide also discusses document examplars, visa classifications, fineable offenses, reference charts, APIS, potential human trafficking, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11041835.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041835.
  • CBP Q&As on Closed Loop Voyages(212 KB - 4/13/2011)
    CBP Q&As about “closed loop” voyages or itinerary, where a vessel departs from a U.S. port or place and returns to the same U.S. port upon completion of the voyage. AILA Doc. No. 11041366.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041366.
  • CBP Announces Ready Lane to Open at the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge(234 KB - 3/23/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that a designated Ready Lane will open at the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge on 3/28/11, which will be dedicated for the exclusive use by travelers with Radio Frequency Identification-enabled entry documents. AILA Doc. No. 11032362.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032362.
  • CBP Announces Sentence for Undocumented Individual in Ohio(46 KB - 2/17/2011)
    CBP press release announcing that an undocumented individual from Mexico was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison after he fled from Sandusky Bay Border Patrol agents in Ohio. The individual will be deported after he completes his sentence. AILA Doc. No. 11021762.
    AILA Doc. No. 11021762.
  • CBP Announces Results of Multi-Agency Effort to Secure Arizona Border(238 KB - 2/9/2011)
    CBP press release announcing the results to date of the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats, a collaborative effort set up to combat threats to communities along the Arizona/Mexico border. The press release also includes information about other border security efforts. AILA Doc. No. 11020961.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020961.
  • CBP FAQs on VWP and ESTA(279 KB - 2/1/2011)
    CBP FAQs include general information on the VWP and ESTA, as well as ESTA & data privacy, who should apply, implementation, how to apply, the ESTA fee and the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, updating the ESTA, I-94W, ESTA and U.S. visas, ESTA denials, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11020165.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020165.
  • CBP Provides Six-Month Club Updates(190 KB - 1/21/2011)
    CBP provides updates to its six-month club members including a list of current member countries as well as passport validity rules for travelers. AILA Doc. No. 11012167.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012167.
 
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