Articles tagged “CBP”

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

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

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

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.

9 months ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

11 months ago

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

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

David Koenig, Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

1 year ago

JetBlue to Test Facial Recognition for Boarding Without Passports

JetBlue to Test Facial Recognition for Boarding Without Passports

Brian Sumers, Skift

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?

3 years ago

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

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

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Associated Press, David Rising

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.

3 years ago

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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?

4 years ago

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

Allyson Versprille , Bloomberg

JFK gets about half of the U.S. arrivals from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea so the airport, along with Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty, Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta Hartsfield, will be a focus of Ebola monitoring. Fewer than 1% of U.S. arrivals hail from the three countries where Ebola has made its largest mark.

6 years ago

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

Dan Peltier, Skift

Using mobile apps to speed the customs process at the airport is a logical step. Anything that can speed the customs process while maintaining security has got to be a good thing.

6 years ago