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Watchdog Says CBP Violated DNA Collection Law For Years, Letting Violent Criminals Walk Free

on August 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel said that Customs and Border Protection, through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from detained migrants.

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Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

By on July 18, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

A former CBP officer has pleaded guilty to running an illegal gun business, tax evasion and making false statements to gain a security clearance.

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CBP Says Photos of Travelers Stolen in Data Breach

on June 11, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

US Customs and Border Protection announced Monday photos of travelers and license plates were recently compromised in a data breach.

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Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

By on April 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

Legislation has been introduced that would give time and a half pay for certain hours of overtime to Border Patrol agents.

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Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

By on April 25, 2019 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

CBP is offering Border Patrol agents a retention bonus in an effort to combat a shortage of manpower on the southern border.

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

By on April 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
It Wasn’t Me, It Was the Brownies!

CBP removed an employee for a positive drug test, but he claimed he must have unwittingly eaten a laced brownie beforehand.

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DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

By on March 12, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced for taking bribes to help drugs pass through CBP fences and security patrols.

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FBI: Border Patrol Agent Paid Smugglers $650K For Cocaine While On Duty

on October 30, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A veteran Border Patrol agent handed over $650,000 to drug traffickers and picked up 90 pounds of cocaine during his late-night shifts at a remote border crossing in Southern Arizona, an FBI special agent wrote in a federal criminal complaint.

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CBP Disciplinary Cases Declined in 2017

on October 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The number of Customs and Border Protection employees facing discipline fell in 2017, the agency said in two new reports that are part of its efforts at improving transparency.

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Border Patrol Has a New Chief

By on August 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Has a New Chief

The U.S. Border Patrol has named its first female chief to lead the agency.

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