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CBP Notice: Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to All Citizens of the United Kingdom

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - "This document announces that CBP is concluding the pilot and expanding eligibility in the Global Entry program to include all British citizens with a valid United Kingdom passport documenting their British citizenship. Additionally...

CBP Pays $475K to Settle Suit Over Illegal Cavity Search of American Citizen at Border

ACLU, July 21, 2016 - "Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches after she was detained at the Cordova Bridge point...

Bollywood Superstar SRK (Shah Rukh Khan) Detained Again by CBP at LAX

Variety, Aug. 12, 2016 - "Top Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan was Thursday stopped and detained by immigration authorities as he entered the U.S. at Los Angeles Airport. It is at least the third time the superstar has been hauled over by U.S. border control. Khan was released without further hindrance...

CBP Announces Additional Details about the Electronic Visa Update System

CBP, Sept. 27, 2016 -"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year visa will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States beginning on November...

CBP Opening 'Temporary' Immigration Jail in Donna, Texas

CBP, Nov. 30, 2016 - "U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is standing up a temporary holding facility adjacent to the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge in Donna, Texas to provide additional capacity for unaccompanied children and family units in CBP custody at Ports of Entry and U.S. Border...

Advance Copy of CBP Final Rule: Definition of Form I-94 to Include Electronic Format

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This final rule adopts, without change, interim amendments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013, as CBP Dec. No. 13-06. These amendments...

Deported with No Possessions: The Mishandling of Migrants’ Personal Belongings by CBP and ICE

Walter Ewing, Ph.D. and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., December 21, 2016 - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a serious and longstanding problem with handling the personal belongings of detained migrants in their custody. Too often, some or all...

Feds Turn Away Asylum-Seekers at Border: Complaint

Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, Jan. 16, 2017 - "“This is happening on a daily basis,” said Kathryn Shepherd, a lawyer with the American Immigration Council, a Washington-based advocacy group, who says she has testimony from dozens of asylum seekers denied access to U.S. asylum officials...

Is Being Anti-Trump A New Ground Of Inadmissibility? - Cyrus Mehta

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 24, 2017 - " Over the weekend, a Canadian student of McGill University, Joseph Decunah, who was seeking to be admitted to protest at the Women’s March the day after President Trump’s inauguration was refused admission . He was in the company of two US citizens who...

CBP Posts FAQ, Stats on Refugee Ban Executive Order (Jan. 31, 2017)

CBP, Jan. 31, 2017 - "Below are the actions taken in accordance with the Executive Order signed January 27, 2017. CBP Executive Order Actions Recommended Denial of Boarding 721 Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) waivers 1,059 Visa holders granted waivers ...

Airport Abuse by CBP re Trump Travel Ban Detailed in Complaint

CCR, Feb. 7, 2017 - "A complaint documenting the systematic deprivation of rights at airports around the country over the past ten days in connection with Donald Trump’s January 27, 2017 Muslim Ban executive order was submitted last night by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the...

French Historian Henry Rousso Detained 10 Hours, Almost Deported by Houston CBP

Noted French historian Henry Rousso - who has visited the United States many times in the past - was detained for 10 hours and nearly deported by CBP at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Feb. 22nd. His own account is here . Washington Post story here . New York Times story here...

Crossing the Line: U.S. Border Agents Illegally Reject Asylum Seekers

HRF, May 2017 - "The U.S. government is illegally turning away asylum seekers at official land crossings all along the southern border. Border agents must refer a person seeking asylum or expressing a fear of persecution to a protection screening interview or an immigration court proceeding where...

Against the Odds, Members of a Refugee Caravan Are Let Into the US

Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones, May 12, 2017 - "Last weekend, dozens of refugees who participated in a caravan that traversed Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, presented themselves at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana and were admitted into the United States. Planned by a coalition of...

American Citizen, NYPD Cop, Combat Veteran Detained for Hours at JFK, Threatened by CBP

Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, May 15, 2017 - "Syed Ali is an American citizen, an officer in the New York Police Department, a combat veteran and a major in the United States Army Reserve. But none of that made a difference at passport control last month when he arrived at Kennedy Airport on...

Report Shows Pattern of ‘Failed Oversight’ in Customs and Border Protection Complaints Process

KBI, July 11, 2017 - " A new report from the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. reveals the inadequacy of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) complaint and oversight system in investigating abuse allegations by migrants. KBI, an immigrant aid and advocacy...

Lawsuit: American Family Abused by CBP at Border: Wilwal v. Kelly

ACLU, July 13, 2017 - "The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family of U.S. citizens — including four young children — who were detained for over 10 hours at the U.S.-Canada border while coming home from a trip to visit relatives in 2015. The lawsuit seeks a ruling that the government...

Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrants

Sara Campos, Esq. and Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., September 19, 2017 - "U.S. immigration officials have a long and checkered history of mistreating migrants at the Southern border. Allegations of abuse throughout the apprehension, detention, and deportation process are not new; migrants have voiced...

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the biggest lie to date. It was told to National Public...

DHS OIG Cites CBP for Misuse of Summons Power

DHS OIG, Nov. 16, 2017 - "A new management alert from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Reviews Group (SRG) determined that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) lacked clear guidance on the use of its examination and summons authority under 19...

CBP Releases Updated Border Search of Electronic Device Directive

CBP, Jan. 5, 2018 - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today an update to the agency’s Directive governing Border Searches of Electronic Devices . This Directive, which supersedes the previous directive released in August 2009, enhances the transparency, accountability and oversight...

CBP Expands I-94 Website Features

CBP, Jan. 5, 2018 - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched two new traveler compliance initiatives today to make it easier for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States and remain in compliance with the terms of their admission. A new...

CBP May Have Violated Court Orders While Enforcing Travel Ban

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Jan. 19, 2018 - "Customs and Border Protection agents were "caught by surprise" by President Trump's original travel ban against majority-Muslim nations and may have violated two separate court orders while implementing it, a government report released Friday...

Papers, Please: CBP Agents in Ft. Lauderdale Raid Entire Greyhound Bus

Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times, Jan. 22, 2018 - ""This is new?" a worried passenger asks while she films U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stalking the aisle of a Greyhound bus in Fort Lauderdale and demanding proof of citizenship from the riders. Moments later, the agents...

CBP Directive: Border Search of Electronic Devices (Jan. 4, 2018)

CBP, Jan. 4, 2018 - "To provide guidance and standard operating procedures for searching, reviewing, retaining, and sharing information contained in computers, tablets, removable media, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones, cameras, music and other media players, and any other communication, electronic...