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  • CBP Announces Global Entry Pilot Program Reaches 100,000 Members(25 KB - 12/29/2010)
    CBP press release announcing that the Global Entry trusted traveler program, which reduces processing time for pre-approved international travelers through biometric verification at automated kiosks, has reached the 100,000 member mark. AILA Doc. No. 10122961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10122961.
  • CBP Announces “Ready Lane” Pilot Program at the El Paso Port of Entry(52 KB - 12/14/2010)
    CBP press release announcing that it will initiate a “Ready Lane” pilot program on 12/19/10 at the El Paso port of entry/Ysleta international crossing to speed entry processing for travelers with approved Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enabled documents. AILA Doc. No. 10121430.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121430.
  • CBP Announces Global Entry Surpasses 75K Users at Dulles(23 KB - 12/9/2010)
    CBP press release announcing that the Global Entry trusted traveler program, which reduces processing time for pre-approved international travelers through biometric verification at automated kiosks, has surpassed 75,000 users at Washington-Dulles International Airport. AILA Doc. No. 10120961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120961.
  • Coast Guard Assists Agents to Intercept Smuggling Attempt off the San Diego Coast(31 KB - 11/15/2010)
    CBP press release announcing that Coast Guard personnel helped CBP agents intercept a boat traveling off the San Diego coast. Border Patrol agents placed the 23 foreign nationals found onboard under arrest for entering the U.S. illegally. AILA Doc. No. 10111561.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111561.
  • CBP Announces Changes to I-192 Criminal Waiver Processing for Michigan(220 KB - 10/21/2010)
    CBP press release announcing that effective 11/1/10, persons filing an I-192 waiver application for entry at a Michigan port of entry must submit their application packet in person at the nearest land port of entry instead of through Sault Ste. Marie as previously required. AILA Doc. No. 10102141.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102141.
  • CBP Revokes Trusted Traveler Privileges of Two Airline Employees(218 KB - 10/20/2010)
    CBP press release on two airline employees caught smuggling counterfeit merchandise through the Global Entry trusted traveler program, which reduces processing time for registered members through biometric verification at automated kiosks. AILA Doc. No. 10102064.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102064.
  • National Guard Assists Agents in Apprehending Undocumented Individuals(24 KB - 10/14/2010)
    CBP announced that National Guard personnel helped U.S. Border Patrol agents with the apprehension of 19 undocumented individuals, and in deterring suspected contraband from entering the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 10101462.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101462.
  • Federal Law Enforcement in Virgin Islands Standardize Procedures Related to Undocumented Immigrants(214 KB - 10/5/2010)
    CBP press release on the standardization of procedures for federal law enforcement agencies in the Virgin Islands dealing with the interdiction, investigation, and prosecution of undocumented immigrants. AILA Doc. No. 10100563.
    AILA Doc. No. 10100563.
  • CBP to Host Asia-Pacific Customs Agencies in 2011(258 KB - 9/20/2010)
    CBP will host the Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures as part of the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings (APEC). The Sub-committee coordinates CBP’s efforts in immigration with partner agencies throughout APEC member countries. AILA Doc. No. 10092036.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092036.
  • CBP Reminds Travelers That ESTA Fee Began on September 8, 2010(24 KB - 9/9/2010)
    CBP reminds Visa Waiver Program travelers that the $14 fee for the ESTA applications began on 9/8/10. ESTA is an electronic travel authorization required for all nationals from VWP countries prior to traveling to the U.S. under VWP. AILA Doc. No. 10090961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090961.
  • CBP Curriculum for Basic Training Academy(680 KB - 9/1/2010)
    CBP training curriculum used for Border Patrol Agents and the CBP Office Basic Academy, which is based on job task analyses from which CBP has developed a "Critical Task List" to ensure that training lessons are congruent with tasks performed in the field. AILA Doc. No. 10090161.
    AILA Doc. No. 10090161.
  • CBP Information on Forms I-192 and I-824(255 KB - 8/30/2010)
    CBP webpage offering information on Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Non-Immigrant and Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition. AILA Doc. No. 10083038.
    AILA Doc. No. 10083038.
  • DHS, CBP Announce Interim Final Rule for ESTA Fee(25 KB - 8/9/2010)
    CBP announced an interim final rule that amends DHS regulations to require travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries to pay operational and travel promotion fees when applying for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) beginning 9/8/10. AILA Doc. No. 10080963.
    AILA Doc. No. 10080963.
  • CBP Announces FAST Enrollment Center Opening in Minnesota(45 KB - 7/30/2010)
    CBP press release on the opening of a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) enrollment center at the Warroad Port of Entry in Minnesota on 8/1/10. Applicants can contact the Warroad Port of Entry at (218) 386-2796 with questions on the FAST program. AILA Doc. No. 10073073.
    AILA Doc. No. 10073073.
  • CBP Deploys Video Surveillance System for SBI Northern Border Project(26 KB - 6/7/2010)
    CBP announced the deployment of the Remote Video Surveillance System in the Detroit Border Patrol Sector as part of the Secure Border Initiative’s Northern Border Project. AILA Doc. No. 10060763.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060763.
  • CBP Marks One-Year Anniversary of Travel Document Requirements for Land Border Crossing(43 KB - 6/3/2010)
    CBP issued a press release on the first year of Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative implementation at all land and sea ports of entry since 06/01/09. False claims to U.S. citizenship apprehensions rose 25% on the southern border following WHTI implementation. AILA Doc. No. 10060362.
    AILA Doc. No. 10060362.
  • CBP, TSA Provide Reminders and Travel Tips to Summer Travelers(249 KB - 5/28/2010)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration joined efforts to provide travel tips to summer travelers.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052832.
  • CBP Announces 2010 Pleasure Boat Clearance Procedures(31 KB - 5/24/2010)
    CBP announced clearance procedures for pleasure boats arriving in the U.S. from Canada. Boaters, family members and all guests entering the U.S. must report for inspection immediately upon arrival. AILA Doc. No. 10052461.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052461.
  • DHS Announces Elimination of Paper Arrival/Departure Form to Streamline Secure Visa Waiver Program Travel(423 KB - 5/20/2010)
    DHS announced the elimination of the paper arrival/departure form (Form I-94W) for authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This press release includes information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). AILA Doc. No. 10052065.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052065.
  • Michael J. Fisher Named Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol(45 KB - 5/11/2010)
    US CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin announced that Michael J. Fisher will assume the role as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Prior to his appointment, Chief Fisher served as the Chief Patrol Agent of the San Diego, California Sector. AILA Doc. No. 10051170.
    AILA Doc. No. 10051170.
  • How to Record Departure from the U.S. After the Fact(377 KB - 4/22/2010)
    CBP informs the public on what to do if a person does not turn in the I-94 when leaving the U.S., whether by air, land, or sea. CBP also indicates what documents are considered when validating departure. AILA Doc. No. 10042260.
    AILA Doc. No. 10042260.
  • CBP Reopens Student Pedestrian Lanes on Downtown Bridge in El Paso, TX(46 KB - 4/19/2010)
    CBP reintroduced designated student lanes at the downtown Paso Del Norte international crossing in El Paso, Texas. Beginning 4/16/10, students will be able to use the designated lanes between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. daily when school is in session. AILA Doc. No. 10041969.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041969.
  • CBP Travel Advisory: Delays Due to Icelandic Volcano Eruption(33 KB - 4/19/2010)
    If you or someone you know is stranded in the U.S. because of the airport closures in Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption and is about to exceed their authorized stay as a direct result of these closures, there are two avenues for relief. AILA Doc. No. 10041960.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041960.
  • CBP Announces 1-Stop Enrollment Pilot with the Netherlands for Expedited Trusted Traveler Program(47 KB - 4/12/2010)
    CBP announced that travelers may apply to the Global Entry and Dutch Privium Trusted Traveler programs at one of five joint enrollment centers established as a pilot initiative in the U.S. and the Netherlands through the Fast Low-Risk Universal Crossing (FLUX) program. AILA Doc. No. 10041262.
    AILA Doc. No. 10041262.
  • Alan Bersin Appointed CBP Commissioner(235 KB - 3/31/2010)
    President Obama appointed Alan Bersin as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Previously, Commissioner Bersin served as DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs. AILA Doc. No. 10033164.
    AILA Doc. No. 10033164.
  • CBP Reminds U.S.-Bound Travelers from Visa Waiver Program Countries to Complete Online Travel Authorization(49 KB - 1/22/2010)
    Beginning 1/20/10, CBP will initiate a 60-day transition to enforced Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) compliance for air carriers. U.S.-bound travelers from Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to log onto the ESTA Web site and complete an online application. AILA Doc. No. 10012272.
    AILA Doc. No. 10012272.
 
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