Articles tagged “CBP”

Tourism

Federal Judge Limits U.S. Border Patrol’s Power to Search Travelers’ Devices

The expanded power of U.S. border control under Donald Trump has concerned privacy activists as well as tourism officials, who worry about the policies deterring visitors. A recent judge's ruling is will come as good news to both of those groups.

Federal Judge Limits U.S. Border Patrol’s Power to Search Travelers’ Devices

Tourism

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

International arrivals to the U.S. are slowing down, so the industry is right to worry that requiring travelers to disclose social media profiles as part of the online application for the visa waiver program could be viewed as unwelcoming.

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

Airlines

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

While officials say the redeployment of TSA agents to the border has not had a significant effect on airport wait times thus far, the situation is a testament to the far-reaching effects of the U.S. border crisis.

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

Tourism

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Does anyone remember the misplaced hope that President Trump would act as though he were the hotelier-in-chief or a pro-travel President? But then came Muslim travel bans, shutting down U.S. travel to Cuba, and — the latest — depleting staffing conducting Global Entry interviews.

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Business Travel

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures

As governments and big corporations adopt blockchain solutions to persistent challenges, one shouldn't lose sight of the fact that blockchain's ledger technology can be used to surveil and persecute travelers.

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures

Airlines

JetBlue to Test Facial Recognition for Boarding Without Passports

Even as tests go, this is a tiny one. But it shows what's possible with biometrics. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go through the airport without showing a boarding pass or passport?

JetBlue to Test Facial Recognition for Boarding Without Passports

Tourism

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

Skift reported this story two months ago that the CBP was revoking Global Entry Enrollment from some Muslim-Americans and the CBP flatly denied it. This Bloomberg story confirmed that customs officials weren't telling the truth at the time.

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

Airlines

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

When it comes to a "streamlined" version of the Trump administration's upcoming travel restrictions, the devil will be in the details. Expressions of surprise that the court blocked the executive order show how isolated and out of touch the authors were.

A ‘Streamlined’ Version of the Travel Ban is in the Works, Homeland Security Chief Says

Tourism

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Airlines

Proposal to Screen Tourists’ Social Media Accounts in U.S. Presents Challenges

Who in their right mind wants to waste government workers' time and sanity to screen the social media accounts of tens of millions of visitors every year when there are home-grown wack-jobs spouting even more dangerous things every day?

Proposal to Screen Tourists’ Social Media Accounts in U.S. Presents Challenges