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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a new Border Wait Times App, which is available for Apple and Android devices. The App provides travelers with information on the estimated wait time and open lanes at land ports of entry.
According to an article published on the Houston Business Journal's website, a report from the Department of Commerce indicates that the number of overseas visitors coming to Houston increased 22% from 2012 to 2013, the largest increase of any city in the United States. The report did not include visitors from Canada and Mexico.
On May 30, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Revised Use of Force Policy Handbook providing "guidance and parameters under which force may be used." This Handbook was issued along with a Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Report commissioned by CBP to review the use of force by CBP officers and agents. All CBP use of force policies, equipment, tactics, and training were reviewed along with all deadly force events from January 2010 to October 2012.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that its Automated I-94 System (available here) now allows nonimmigrant visitors to the U.S. to retrieve their arrival records for the past five years. In the past, the system only allowed nonimmigrants to retrieve their entry records for the last two years.