Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Preventing International Child Abduction
Jeremy D. Morley
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies, has had for some time a program – which our office has frequently used - to prevent the departure of a child from the United States when presented with a valid, enforceable court order which prohibits the child’s removal from the United States.
Now the State Department has made official mention of the existence of the program. https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-child-abduction-prevention-and-return-act
For more on this issue see my article International Travel with Children: Preventing International Child Abduction