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  • CBP FAQs on the Arrival-Departure Record(54 KB - 12/31/2008)
    CBP Frequently Asked Questions list on the Arrival Departure Record (Form I-94) and the Crewman Landing Permit (Form I-95). AILA Doc. No. 08123190.
    AILA Doc. No. 08123190.
  • CBP Trains Air Carrier Personnel to Spot Fraudulent Documents(214 KB - 11/26/2008)
    CBP press release announcing that 15,000 airline personnel have been trained through its Carrier Liaison program to identify improperly documented passengers destined for the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 08112671.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112671.
  • CBP Issues Veterans' Day Travel Advisory(19 KB - 11/6/2008)
    CBP issued a travel advisory for Veterans' Day, which is also Remembrance Day in Canada. AILA Doc. No. 08110663.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110663.
  • Global Entry Enrollment Centers are Now Open at Four Additional Airports(24 KB - 10/28/2008)
    On 10/27/08 CBP announced that Global Entry enrollment centers are now open at Los Angeles International, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, Chicago O’Hare International and Miami International airports. AILA Doc. No. 08102863.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102863.
  • Presidio Port of Entry Reopens(43 KB - 10/7/2008)
    CBP announced that the Presidio Port of Entry in El Paso, TX reopened on 10/5/08. AILA Doc. No. 08100765.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100765.
  • CBP Adds Global Entry Kiosks in LA, Miami, Chicago and Atlanta(24 KB - 10/3/2008)
    CBP press release announcing that Global Entry kiosks have been installed at LAX, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Chicago O’Hare International and Miami International airports. AILA Doc. No. 08100366.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100366.
  • CBP Launches Desktop Travel Widget(22 KB - 10/3/2008)
    CBP launched a widget that provides a trip countdown as the travel departure date approaches, as well as weather at the traveler’s destination, and reminds the user to obtain appropriate travel documents, as required under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. AILA Doc. No. 08100365.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100365.
  • CBP Announces Leadership Changes, Including New SBI Chief(25 KB - 9/25/2008)
    CBP press release announcing the appointment of 11 new members of the agency’s executive leadership, including Mark Borkowski as Executive Director of the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) program office. AILA Doc. No. 08092561.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092561.
  • CBP and UK Border Agency Sign Agreement(36 KB - 9/24/2008)
    On 9/24/08 CBP announced a joint agreement with the United Kingdom Border Agency to exchange passenger information. AILA Doc. No. 08092463.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092463.
  • CBP Makes Materials from Human Trafficking Symposium Available (9/22/2008)
    CBP posted materials from the September 9, 2008 symposium on human trafficking to its website. AILA Doc. No. 08092267.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092267.
  • As Hurricane Ike Approaches, CBP Addresses Enforcement During an Evacuation(18 KB - 9/12/2008)
    On 9/11/08 CBP released a statement that addressed enforcement in the areas potentially impacted by approaching hurricane Ike. The statement notes that "U.S. laws will not be suspended," but also states that "agents and officers are available to help anyone, regardless of citizenship or nationality." AILA Doc. No. 08091262.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091262.
  • CBP/ICE Launch "Death is Not the Only Way to Lose Your Life" Campaign(35 KB - 9/10/2008)
    CBP and ICE have launched a new campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking. Its theme is “Death is not the only way to lose your life.” AILA Doc. No. 08091062.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091062.
  • CBP Releases WHTI Public Education Campaign Video and Website (9/5/2008)
    CBP launched a website and released a video for GetYouHome.gov, a new phase of the publication education campaign on WHTI requirements taking effect 6/1/09. AILA Doc. No. 08090561.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090561.
  • CBP Kicks Off New Phase of Public Education Campaign on WHTI(36 KB - 9/4/2008)
    On 9/3/08 CBP announced the launch of a new phase of a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) public education campaign, to premier during tomorrow’s National Football League season kickoff game. As of 6/1/09, travelers will need to present a valid document denoting identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. by land or by sea. AILA Doc. No. 08090463.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090463.
  • Visa Waiver Program's ESTA Website Is Now Live (8/12/2008)
    CBP’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), an electronic system for screening passengers before they begin travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, began accepting applications on 8/1/08. The travel authorization will become mandatory for VWP travelers on 1/12/09. AILA Doc. No. 08081260.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081260.
  • Sneak Preview of ESTA Web Tool Now Available (7/23/2008)
    On 7/21/08 CBP announced that a preview of Electronic System for Travel Authorization under the Visa Waiver Program is now available. The ESTA website will go live and begin accepting applications on 8/1/2008. AILA Doc. No. 08072361.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072361.
  • CBP to Implement RFID at Texas Border Crossings(22 KB - 7/28/2008)
    CBP will implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology at Texas Border Crossings, beginning with El Paso, and including Stanton, the Bridge of the Americas, Paso del Norte and Ysleta. AILA Doc. No. 08072861.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072861.
  • CBP Fact Sheet on Enhanced Driver's Licenses(81 KB - 7/21/2008)
    In May 2008, CBP released a Fact Sheet on Enhanced Driver's Licenses (EDLs), and the effort to develop alternative documents to meet Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) implementation requirements. It also covers the alignment of EDL and REAL ID requirements, use of RFID chips and privacy protection. AILA Doc. No. 08072172.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072172.
  • CBP Announces Registered Traveler Program Partnership with the UK(24 KB - 6/26/2008)
    CBP press release regarding the 6/24/08, CBP announcement on the joint agreement with the UK to integrate CBP’s Global Entry program with the British registered traveler program. AILA Doc. No. 08062636.
    AILA Doc. No. 08062636.
  • CBP Releases Travel Tips for Busy Summer Season(26 KB - 6/9/2008)
    On 6/9/08 CBP released a reminder of travel document requirements at U.S. port-of-entry. AILA Doc. No. 08060960.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060960.
  • Port-of-Entry to Reopen in Washington State(30 KB - 6/4/2008)
    CBP announced that the Boundary port-of-entry in Washington state will reopen on June 9, 2008 at 9 am. AILA Doc. No. 08060465.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060465.
  • CBP to Issue New SENTRI Cards(18 KB - 6/2/2008)
    CBP announced that it will issue new cards for current Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program members. Members must activate their cards within 30 days. AILA Doc. No. 08060268.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060268.
  • CBP Debuts Global Entry Website (5/30/2008)
    Website devoted to information on the international trusted traveler Global Entry program, which includes an online application link, eligibility and fee information, an information guide, a fact sheet and FAQs. AILA Doc. No. 08053064.
    AILA Doc. No. 08053064.
  • CBP to Provide Wait Times for Major Pedestrian Border Crossings(44 KB - 5/22/2008)
    On 5/21/08 CBP announced that the CBP website now includes pedestrian wait times at 12 land border crossings. AILA Doc. No. 08052265.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052265.
  • CBP Releases Global Entry Program Information Guide(153 KB - 5/22/2008)
    CBP released an information guide on the Global Entry program that details the application and enrollment process. AILA Doc. No. 08052266.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052266.
  • CBP Urges Summer Travelers to Plan Ahead, Have Proper Documents(43 KB - 5/20/2008)
    In preparation for Memorial Day weekend, CBP issued a press release reminding summer travelers of the documents that are needed to gain entry into the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 08052061.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052061.
  • CBP Signs Trusted Traveler Agreement with the Dutch(48 KB - 5/20/2008)
    On 5/19/08 CBP announced that it signed a joint agreement with the government of the Netherlands to integrate the Global Entry program with the Dutch trusted traveler program, Privium. AILA Doc. No. 08052060.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052060.
  • CBP Begins Accepting Applications for the Global Entry Pilot Program(41 KB - 5/13/2008)
    On 5/12/08 CBP announced that it began processing applications for the Global Entry pilot program designed to expedite the processing of low-risk, frequent international travelers entering the United States. The program will be instituted at JFK in New York, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, and Dulles in Washington D.C. AILA Doc. No. 08051363.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051363.
  • CBP Announces Allan J. Martocci as Port Director in Philadelphia(72 KB - 5/13/2008)
    CBP press release announcing that on 5/9/08, CBP announced the appointment of Allan J. Martocci as area port director in Philadelphia. AILA Doc. No. 08051364.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051364.
  • CBP to Expand Model Ports Initiative(42 KB - 4/30/2008)
    On 4/25/08 CBP announced the selection of an additional 18 airports that will be part of the Model Ports initiative. AILA Doc. No. 08043061.
    AILA Doc. No. 08043061.
  • CBP Announces Global Entry Pilot Program(60 KB - 4/14/2008)
    On 4/11/08 CBP announced that the Global Entry pilot program (also known as the International Registered Traveler program), is scheduled to launch in summer 2008. The program is designed to expedite the screening of low-risk, frequent international “trusted” travelers entering the United States. FAQs follow the Press Release. AILA Doc. No. 08041864.
    AILA Doc. No. 08041464.
  • CBP Travel Document Reminder before Spring Break 2008(34 KB - 3/11/2008)
    CBP issued a reminder of travel document requirements to travelers planning spring break trips outside the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 08031162.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031162.
  • SBI Newsletter Reports CBP Took Final Acceptance of Project 28(1262 KB - 3/4/2008)
    The February 2008 Secure Border Initiative (SBI) monthly newsletter reported that CBP took final acceptance of the first SBInet technology project, Project 28, from Boeing. AILA Doc. No. 08030463.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030463.
  • CBP Deputy Commissioner Ahern’s Remarks on the Virtual Fence(61 KB - 3/3/2008)
    On 2/28/08 CBP Deputy Commissioner Jayson Ahern delivered remarks on the virtual fence, which addressed Project 28, technology, and contracts. AILA Doc. No. 08030366.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030366.
  • CBP Answers Question on Required Port of Entry Documents for Foreign Nationals(92 KB - 2/11/2008)
    On 2/6/08 CBP posted an answer to a question regarding the documents that foreign nationals must present at ports of entry. AILA Doc. No. 08021163.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021163.
  • CBP Flyer on New Land and Sea Travel Document Procedures(106 KB - 1/30/2008)
    CBP posted an electronic version of a flyer created to advise travelers of new land and sea port of entry travel document procedures effective 1/31/08. AILA Doc. No. 08013031.
    AILA Doc. No. 08013031.
  • CBP Fact Sheet on Inspection for Travelers(79 KB - 1/23/2008)
    A CBP Fact Sheet alerts travelers about what to expect during an inspection and provides customer service contacts for travelers concerned about having been stopped or delayed by CBP. AILA Doc. No. 08012366.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012366.
  • CBP Reminds Travelers of New Land and Sea Border Crossing Procedures(41 KB - 1/23/2008)
    On 1/22/08 CBP issued a reminder to travelers that beginning 1/31/08 border crossers will be asked to present documents denoting citizenship and identity when entering the United States through land and sea ports of entry. AILA Doc. No. 08012365.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012365.
  • CBP Q & A on Recording a Timely Departure(26 KB - 1/18/2008)
    CBP provides guidance on recording a departure when an I-94 card was not collected upon exit. AILA Doc. No. 08011862.
    AILA Doc. No. 08011862.
 
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