Tagged: CBP

Increasing Border Security and Decreasing Queue Times: GPO & CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program Cards

The Government Printing Office (GPO) finished the production of five million Trusted Traveler Program (TPP) cards for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These credentials will be used to identify participants in CBP’s TPP programs, which includes NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and Global Entry. These...

Department of Homeland Security: 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics

In a press release published today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics. These statistics are provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) departments of the U.S. government. In the press release, Secretary Jeh C. Johnson...

OIG Finds Flaws in Border Patrol Drone Program

“The $443 million CBP plans to spend on the Unmanned Aircraft Program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives.” –Office of the Inspector General As border security has become a more prevalent policy issue, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM)...

CBP Border Security Report: Fiscal Year 2014

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its CBP Border Security Report for Fiscal Year 2014. This end of year statistical report provides the American public with, “…enforcement statistics from the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Minor Offenses: The Growing Issue of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” at U.S. Borders

An issue that is now at the forefront of U.S. immigration policy is the influx and apprehension of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) at the U.S./Mexico border. The arrival of UAC, or undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, poses a unique challenge to the work of U.S. border...

CBP Releases Updated Use of Force Policy Handbook

Following a series of external reviews of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use of force policies, CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske released last week a revised version of CBP’s “Use of Force Policy, Guidelines and Procedures Handbook.” The updates to the handbook were driven in large part by...

Can Deportation Policies be both Humane and Tough?

This report published by the Migration Policy Institute and titled, “The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Human Enforcement” explores whether or not deportation policies can be both humane and tough. The disagreement on whether the current administration’s immigration enforcement is adequate or not reveals a fundamental difference in the definition of...

Whistleblowers Point to DHS Employees for Overtime Abuse

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has released a letter detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) routine abuse of a form of DHS specific overpay to the expense of up to $9 million annually. This overtime pay, known as Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime, or AUO, can be invoked by...