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ST-Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Project Fact Sheet

In 2013, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized two pounds of fentanyl. That number grew to 460 pounds in 2016, skyrocketed with seizures of nearly 1,400 pounds in 2017, and surpassed 1,800 pounds in 2018. Fentanyl enters the United States via two major routes: international mail/express consignment and land borders. This increases the need for upgrading and improving existing screening equipment and developing new solutions.  

Green Light Law

In response to New York State implementing the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) like Global Entry. The law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from sharing information with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), preventing DHS from fully vetting New York residents.

Statement from Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on the Meeting with President Donald J. Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf joined President Trump and Governor Cuomo for a productive meeting. The relationship between New York State and the Federal government is very important but has been made difficult by the unilateral actions of New York State regarding the sharing of security information with DHS. New York is the only State that restricts CBP access to their data across the board – for law enforcement, customs, trade and travel facilitation purposes. Despite that, we will continue discussions with the State of New York to find a mutually agreeable solution.

Department of Homeland Security Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

The president has released the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget to Congress, which includes $49.8 billion to DHS in discretionary funding and an additional $5.1 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). This Budget balances the need to strengthen our defenses in border and transportation security, enforce immigration laws, increase our defensive posture in cybersecurity, and improve resiliency to both man-made and natural disasters. 

DHS Releases Report on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its first report pursuant to President Trump’s April 3, 2019, Memorandum on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. The first-ever report outlines a series of recommendations and actions that can be taken by both the federal government and industry partners to combat this illicit trade epidemic.

Report of the CBP Families and Children Care Panel Subcommittee

The Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Custody Panel is to provide findings and recommendations on the best practices from Federal, State, and local organizations regarding care for families and children in CBP custody. The Panel will be expected to: conduct visits to observe CBP operations and review non-privileged information to understand CBP’s operating environment, as well as the legal funding requirements that relate to individuals held in CBP custody, and all visits will be conducted in a way that protects the privacy of those in CBP custody and privileged information; study relevant aspects of short-term care, particularly for children, through interviews, research, and site visits; identify the best practices from Federal, State, and local law enforcement on short-term intake of families and children, and identify how these best practices are implemented; lastly, provide recommendations for any potential additions or changes to CBP policies, procedures, or training in relation to family and/or child custody, and include metrics as to how CBP would successfully implement said additions or changes.

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