September 22, 2006 |
Congressional Republicans agreed Thursday to prohibit customs agents from seizing prescription drugs that Americans buy in Canada and bring back into the United States. The deal would let Americans carry up to a 90-day supply of medication back to the U.S. from Canada without being stopped by customs agents, said House and Senate Republicans. But it would not let Americans buy less-expensive prescriptions over the Internet or by mail order, officials said. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
September 1, 2004 |
One of the few compensations that offset the disappointment of having to end a great vacation abroad is the opportunity to bring back some of your favorite foreign goodies to eat at home as you try to recapture the taste and smell and feel of those glorious vacation days. But what can you bring back -- legally? When my family and I came back from France last month, I decided to find out.
June 12, 2002 |
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has told agents to inspect baggage belonging to Yemeni citizens for large sums of money, thermos bottles and night-vision goggles, a government official said Tuesday. Agents were instructed to thoroughly search baggage belonging to Yemenis entering and leaving the U.S., the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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December 14, 2001 |
The government could ease waits at the Mexican border by expanding a program for frequent commuters that uses criminal background checks and high-tech vehicle screenings, said a group that promotes cross-border ties. San Diego Dialogue said in a report distributed Thursday that about 312,000 frequent crossers, many of them U.S. citizens, account for 96% of entries at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry into San Diego.
November 4, 2001 |
A man is free on $50,000 bail after being accused of smuggling 44 birds into the U.S. by strapping them to his body on a flight from Havana. Carlos Rodriguez Avila of Miami was released Thursday after being charged with lying on a customs declaration by denying he was bringing any wildlife into the United States. Suspicious airport inspectors asked Rodriguez to raise his pant legs and saw something strapped to his legs when he arrived in Miami aboard a charter flight, officials said.
September 30, 2001 |
After seven years of boom times, the twin-city border crossing known as the two Laredos had already begun hurting from this year's economic slowdown. Then came the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suddenly this city and Laredo on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande are reeling. Truck traffic has flattened after a decade of double-digit growth.