Articles tagged “CBP”

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?

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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?

2 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.

4 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.

4 years ago

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times

Private pilots have complained about officials' aggressive search techniques and their success rate suggests better tracking is needed to shift focus from innocent pilots to those engaged in criminal activity.

4 years ago

Delta: Kiosks At JFK Reduced Customs Wait Lines By 90%

Delta: Kiosks At JFK Reduced Customs Wait Lines By 90%

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The true tests for the CBP kiosks at JFK and other airports will be during holiday travels, but so far, so good.

5 years ago

New Kiosks at New York JFK Airport May Reduce Wait Times by 40 Percent

Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg

The system already made a significant impact on customs wait times at Chicago's O'Hare Airport suggesting the automated machines are an affordable alternative to adding customs agents.

5 years ago

Customs Lines May Shorten as Airport Staff Gets Overtime Restored

Customs Lines May Shorten as Airport Staff Gets Overtime Restored

Charles Rabin, Miami Herald

Short-sighted budget hawks -- and even long-sighted budget hawks -- are responsible for a sequestration policy that hurt the tourism business and the economy at large.

5 years ago

The 13 longest wait times at U.S. Customs in May

The 13 longest wait times at U.S. Customs in May

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Delta is trying to woo business travelers on lucrative long-haul flights from JFK Terminal 4, but the airline likely won't be publicizing the fact that arriving passengers face the longest peak-wait times of any airport in the country in trying to get through Customs.

5 years ago