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DHS Run Amok: Senate Staff Report
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic Staff Report, Oct. 13, 2020 Michelle Hackman, José de Córdoba, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, 2020 "U.S. border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants intending to make... Read More

CBP, TSA to Lift Some Travel Restrictions
Posted on 11 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/15/2020 "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate arrival restrictions applicable to certain flights... Read More

Tags: cbp , TSA , COVID-19

CBP Proposed Rule re SENTRI, NEXUS, Global Entry
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 9, 2020 "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operates several trusted traveler programs at land, sea and air ports of entry into the United States that allow certain pre-approved travelers... Read More

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Judge to CBP: "Poppycock!"
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A.B.-B. v. Morgan - Motion for Preliminary Injunction Granted ; CBP enjoined from conducting credible fear interviews. Read More

CBP Targets American Diplomat...Because She's Black
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tianna Spears, Politico, Aug. 30, 2020 "There was one difference between me and my colleagues who rarely if ever got stopped: The vast majority of my colleagues were white, while I’m Black. But I was a U.S. citizen, and a diplomat. I had... Read More

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GAO Report Slams CBP Over Border Deaths, Medical Care of Detainees, Use of Funds
Posted on 15 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SOUTHWEST BORDER: CBP Needs to Increase Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths "Three children died in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s custody in fiscal year 2019, prompting questions about medical care in the agency’s... Read More

Tags: cbp , border , GAO

US Airport Restrictions, Incoming Brazil Flights (CBP/TSA)
Posted on 26 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/28/2020 "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled... Read More

Tags: cbp , Brazil , TSA , COVID-19 , airports

CBP Responds to Public Comments Regarding the Construction of Border Wall within Certain Areas in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/30/2020 "On June 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 30745), requesting public comments regarding the construction... Read More

Tags: cbp , border wall , Texas

CBP Offers Flexibility to Departing VWP Travelers
Posted on 20 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Apr. 17, 2020 " Travelers Affected by Coronavirus May Apply for Extended Term of Admission WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that Visa Waiver Program travelers who have been granted satisfactory... Read More

GAO Slaps CBP for $3.5M Border Tent Boondoggle
Posted on 10 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GAO, Apr. 9, 2020 "BORDER SECURITY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Management of a Temporary Facility in Texas Raised Concerns about Resources Used The number of people U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended on the southwest... Read More

Tags: cbp , border , Texas , GAO

Court Finds Conditions in CBP Immigration Jails Unconstitutional: Doe v. Wolf
Posted on 20 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Feb. 19, 2020 "A federal court today ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to overhaul the way the agency detains people in its custody in its Tucson Sector. The court found that the conditions in CBP holding cells, especially those... Read More

Comedian Files FTCA Lawsuit Against CBP
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Feb. 14, 2020 "Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian and refugee from Libya, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington today against the United States after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA... Read More

Tags: cbp , elshieky , lawsuit , FTCA

TSA and CBP on Arrival Restrictions from China
Posted on 7 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 "This document announces a modification to the January 31, 2020 decision of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying... Read More

Tags: cbp , TSA , China , DHS , coronavirus

Active Duty American Citizen Army Soldier, Born in Iran, Has Phone Seized by CBP
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joseph Cox, VICE / MOTHERBOARD, Jan. 31, 2020 "Earlier this month Customs and Border Protection seized the iPhone of an active duty American soldier as they were transferring through a U.S. airport as part of their directed orders. After questioning... Read More

Tags: cbp , Army

Expert: Are We Doomed to Repeat Past Mistakes?
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chantal da Silva, Newsweek, Jan. 22, 2020 "The U.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP) agency is facing backlash after it was revealed the agency had refused entry to an Iranian student with a valid visa and forced him on a flight back home, despite... Read More

Tags: cbp , expert , yale-loehr