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  • Border Wait Times on the CBP Website (12/21/2007)
    A CBP webpage that shows the estimated wait times for reaching the primary inspection booth when crossing the Canada/U.S. and Mexico/U.S. land borders. CBP reports that the page is updated hourly. AILA Doc. No. 07122135.
    AILA Doc. No. 07122135.
  • CBP Commissioner Announces New FOIA Office(13 KB - 10/4/2007)
    On 10/1/07 CBP opened a new FOIA office. Mark Hanson will serve as Acting FOIA Director. AILA Doc. No. 07100460.
    AILA Doc. No. 07100460.
  • CBP Expands NEXUS to Airports in Calgary and Winnipeg(21 KB - 8/27/2007)
    On 8/24/07 USCBP announced that the NEXUS program has been implemented at airports in Calgary and Winnipeg. The NEXUS program travel document card qualifies as an alternative to a passport under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. AILA Doc. No. 07082763.
    AILA Doc. No. 07082763.
  • CBP Announces Online Application for SENTRI(21 KB - 8/20/2007)
    On 8/17/07 CBP announced that southern border crossers can now apply and pay for SENTRI program participation online. AILA Doc. No. 07082062. En Español
    AILA Doc. No. 07082062.
  • CBP Launches Online Application System for NEXUS(30 KB - 8/17/2007)
    On 8/16/07 CBP announced that cross-border travelers wishing to apply for NEXUS privileges can now do so online. AILA Doc. No. 07081762.
    AILA Doc. No. 07081762.
  • Jayson P. Ahern Announced as Next CBP Deputy Commissioner(24 KB - 6/4/2007)
    On 5/25/07 USCBP Commissioner Basham announced the appointment of Jayson P. Ahern as CBP’s next Deputy Commissioner. Ahern will assume the position in August upon the retirement of current Deputy Commissioner Deborah Spero. AILA Doc. No. 07060465.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060465.
  • Visitors No Longer Required to Biometrically "Check Out" When Departing(28 KB - 5/7/2007)
    DHS announced completion of the three-year pilot program that required international visitors to biometrically check out at select airports and seaports. Effective 5/6/07, international visitors will no longer be required to use the US-VISIT exit kiosks when they leave the United States. AILA Doc. No. 07050761.
    AILA Doc. No. 07050761.
  • NEXUS Border Crossing Privileges Available at More Ports-of-Entry (12/15/2006)
    On December 14, 2006, USCBP announced that NEXUS trusted traveler-crossing privileges have been expanded to all land, marine and air points of entry where NEXUS locations are currently in place. The pre-screened and approved NEXUS members benefit from faster processing at high-volume port-of-entry locations. AILA Doc. No. 06121567.
    AILA Doc. No. 06121567.
  • CBP Announces FY06 Enforcement Actions at California’s Land Border(29 KB - 12/8/2006)
    CBP press release announcing the enforcement actions at the California land border for FY2006, including the number of foreign national apprehensions and the number of individuals enrolled in the Secure Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program. AILA Doc. No. 06120813.
    AILA Doc. No. 06120813.
  • USCBP Fact Sheet on SBInet (9/22/2006)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Fact Sheet on SBInet, a border security program developed by Boeing. AILA Doc. No. 06092270.
    AILA Doc. No. 06092270.
  • CBP Commissioner Basham Meets with Field Office Directors(42 KB - 8/2/2006)
    CBP press release regarding Director W. Ralph Basham’s trip to El Paso, Texas to meet with the directors of the nation’s 20 CBP field offices. Discussion topics included improving anti-terror operations at ports and Operation Jump Start. AILA Doc. No. 06080265.
    AILA Doc. No. 06080265.
  • CBP Commissioner Calls for Increased Flow of Legitimate Trade and Travel(211 KB - 6/16/2006)
    CBP Commissioner W. Ralph Basham spoke to the American Association of Exporters and Importers about his goals of improving security and increasing the flow of legitimate trade and travel, and his plans for continuing partnership with the trade community. AILA Doc. No. 06061669.
    AILA Doc. No. 06061669.
  • CBP Issues Fact Sheet on Operation Jump Start(89 KB - 6/6/2006)
    CBP issued a fact sheet on Operation Jump Start. Following President Bush’s call for 6,000 National Guard members to assist with border security efforts, CBP has launched its interagency Operation Jump Start Task Force to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard personnel to the southwest border by August 1, 2006. AILA Doc. No. 06060611.
    AILA Doc. No. 06060611.
  • Statement of Newly-Confirmed CBP Commissioner W. Ralph Basham (6/1/2006)
    CBP Commissioner W. Ralph Basham issued a statement regarding his recent confirmation. AILA Doc. No. 06060167.
    AILA Doc. No. 06060167.
  • New CBP Commissioner Confirmed(13 KB - 5/26/2006)
    DHS Press Release applauds the confirmation of W. Ralph Basham as Commissioner for CBP. Doc. No. 06052616.
    AILA Doc. No. 06052616.
  • DHS Budget-in-Brief for FY2007(1330 KB - 2/8/2006)
    DHS Budget-in-Brief for FY2007 including a list of DHS accomplishments, FY2007 overview, and summary budget information by sub-agency within DHS. AILA Doc. No. 06020865.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020865.
  • CBP Budget Overview for FY 2005-2007(270 KB - 2/8/2006)
    CBP fact sheet provides an overview of its budget from FY 2005 to FY 2007. AILA Doc. No. 06020864.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020864.
  • New CBP Head Nominated(13 KB - 1/30/2006)
    DHS announces that President Bush will nominate W. Ralph Basham to serve as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. AILA Doc. No. 06013019.
    AILA Doc. No. 06013019.