RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A collection of news and information related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Customs and Border Protection Articles

Displaying items 25-36
  • Emilio T. Gonzalez: MIA shows big improvement, but more staffing needed

    Soon after my first day on the job as Miami-Dade Aviation Director nearly one year ago, I established a list of pressing customer service goals I felt were essential to protecting Miami International Airport's standing as our community's gateway to the...
  • Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway

    Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway
    International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday. The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
  • Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

    Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents' authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday,...
  • Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers

    Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths. Border...
  • In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing

    In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing
    It looks like the U.S. Border Patrol has opted for a policy of common sense. As The Times editorial page wrote last week, and the news pages documented earlier, federal agents patrolling the Mexican border have been involved in dozens of...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • U.S. border agency under pressure to reform use-of-force policies

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and watchdog groups called Friday for tougher restrictions on the use of deadly force by U.S. border agents and more transparency in the investigation of killings, including the release of an independent audit that recommended...
  • Oscar Protest: Visual Effects Protestors Take to Streets

    Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday. It was the second consecutive year the...
  • It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West

     It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West
    Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent...
  • Spanish-language media pick up on Border Patrol use-of-force report

    Spanish-language media pick up on Border Patrol use-of-force report
    TUCSON — Spanish-language media — particularly in Mexico — are abuzz following a Tribune Washington Bureau report on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency’s use of deadly force while patrolling the nation’s border...
  • Arizona residents begin monitoring immigration checkpoint

    Arizona residents begin monitoring immigration checkpoint
    AMADO, Ariz. — Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-...
  • City considering bringing back K-9 unit

    City considering bringing back K-9 unit
    A majority of the Laguna Beach City Council have expressed support for restoring police-dog services to help sniff out drugs and locate suspects. During a January council meeting, a police detective said recent crime trends warrant bringing back the K-9...