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  • CBP & Canada Co-Host 'Beyond the Border' Stakeholder Meetings(611 KB - 11/30/2012)
    CBP press release about CBP and Canada Border Services joint stakeholder meetings to discuss the U.S.-Canada “Beyond the Border Action Plan” regarding trade and commercial cross-border travel between the countries.
    AILA Doc. No. 12113048.
  • CBP Open for Business Following Hurricane Sandy(693 KB - 11/2/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that agency operations on-site at the major airports and facilities are ready to serve the traveling public and trade community as airports and seaports resume operations.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110261.
  • CBP Resumes Operations in New England & Mid-Atlantic Regions(616 KB - 10/31/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that most normal CBP operations have resumed in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions after Hurricane Sandy, although operations in the New York region continue to remain suspended.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103162.
  • CBP Organizational Chart and HQ Contact Information (Updated 10/23/12) (10/23/2012)
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) organizational chart, including CBP Headquarters contact information.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020164.
  • U.S. & Canada Announce Pilot Program to Enhance Border Security(617 KB - 10/1/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that effective September 30, 2012, DHS and Canadian Border Services Agency will begin the Phase I pilot of the Entry/Exit program as outlined in the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100140.
  • CBP on Continuing Delays with I-94 Data Entry(587 KB - 9/19/2012)
    CBP press release alerting travelers that it continues to experience delays in processing foreign visitors’ travel information into the I-94 database.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091930.
  • CBP Discontinues Stamps on I-20 Form(709 KB - 9/5/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that as of 8/10/12, CBP will no longer provide admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars (traveling with F, M, and J visas) seeking admission to the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090543.
  • Groups of Travelers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications(820 KB - 8/10/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) web application has been updated to allow for multiple applications to be submitted and paid for in one transaction. The new online application will be available 8/15/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081061.
  • CBP Travel Update on I-94 Data Entry Notice(563 KB - 8/8/2012)
    CBP travel update notifying visitors that CBP is in the process of automating traveler arrival records (Form I-94), which will result in delays in entering traveler’s information into the I-94 database.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080841.
  • Residency Rule Amended for Canadian NEXUS Applicants(776 KB - 7/11/2012)
    CBP press release announcing that effective on 7/11/12, the Canada Border Services Agency lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian citizens to apply to NEXUS where members can expedite their travel across the border at designated air, land & marine locations.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071145.
  • CBP FOIA Fact Sheet(597 KB - 7/10/2012)
    CBP fact sheet offering CBP FOIA contact information and explaining the types of records that can be provided by CBP under the FOIA. Also listed are commonly requested documents that are available via other government agencies.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071051.
  • CBP Reminds Travelers About Documents at Border Park(832 KB - 5/8/2012)
    CBP press release reminding U.S. citizens, traveling to the International Peace Garden from within the United States, they are not required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document when exiting the park into the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050842.
  • CBP Testing New Ways to Decrease Border Wait Times(812 KB - 4/18/2012)
    CBP press release on CBP Office of Field Operations piloting a test project to bring vehicles to the inspection booths in less time to reduce overall wait times at the International Bridge in Michigan.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041851.
  • CBP Breaks Ground on South Texas Border Intelligence Center(435 KB - 4/12/2012)
    CBP press release announcing the ground-breaking ceremony for the South Texas Border Intelligence Center, a facility designed to intensify and integrate intelligence gathering and sharing activity among law enforcement agencies across South Texas.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041260.
  • CBP Co-Hosts 'Beyond the Border' Meetings with Canadian Government(505 KB - 3/1/2012)
    CBP press release about joint stakeholder meetings with Canadian government officials to discuss the “Beyond the Border” agreement forged by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper aimed at strengthening and expediting trade and travel between our countries.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030162.
  • CBP Teleconference on Automation of Form I-94(90 KB - 2/13/2012)
    CBP invitation for a 2/16/12 stakeholder teleconference to discuss the automation of Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) and potential impacts on state/local benefit-granting agencies and employers. RSVP information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021364.
  • CBP Designates Kootenai Tribe’s Enhanced Tribal Card as Acceptable Travel Document(19 KB - 2/9/2012)
    CBP press release announcing the publication of a notice in the Federal Register designating the Kootenai Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) as a travel document acceptable for entering into the United States through a land or sea port of entry.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020965.
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Permanent Global Entry Program(483 KB - 2/6/2012)
    CBP press release on Sec. Napolitano’s designation of Global Entry, which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers to streamline international arrivals and admissions at airports for some travelers through biometric identification—as a permanent program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020647.
  • CBP Announces that Russian Citizens Can Travel to Guam Visa-Free(19 KB - 1/30/2012)
    CBP press release announcing a decision that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to exercise discretionary parole authority on a case-by-case basis to permit Russian nationals to travel to Guam visa-free.
    AILA Doc. No. 12013064.
  • CBP Standards for Accepting L-1 Petitions for Canadians under NAFTA(253 KB - 1/11/2012)
    CBP standards for accepting L-1 petitions for Canadians under NAFTA. The standards discuss the burden of proof, package completeness, review of the petition, and submission to USCIS by CBP, including the ability to send prepaid mailers to CBP for delivery to USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011168.
  • CBP Statement on U.S. Entry Documents(212 KB - 1/4/2012)
    CBP statement listing the approved documents for entry into the U.S. CBP also denies the report of a traveler being granted admission with only a scanned image of the passport on an iPad.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010462.
  • Commissioner Bersin Departs CBP(34 KB - 1/3/2012)
    CBP announcement on Commissioner Bersin's departure, effective 12/30/11. David Aguilar will serve as Acting Commissioner, and Thomas Winowski will serve as the Chief Operating Officer.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010366.
 
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