HUNDREDS OF TRAVELERS HAD THEIR GLOBAL ENTRY AIRPORT PRIVILEGES REVOKED | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


HUNDREDS OF TRAVELERS HAD THEIR GLOBAL ENTRY AIRPORT PRIVILEGES REVOKED

LAWYERS SAY IT’S ANOTHER MUSLIM BAN
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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in August and October obtained emails and documents through the Freedom of Information Act confirming that CBP revoked Global Entry memberships for hundreds of travelers from Arab and Muslim-majority countries – many of them U.S. citizens — earlier this year. And ADC’s own records show that the number of revocations exceeds what CBP has acknowledged.

Global Entry is one of four CBP Trusted Traveler Programs that allow vetted U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and nationals from nine countries expedited entry through airport security and customs. In order to obtain Global Entry clearance, applicants must provide biometric records and undergo interviews and background checks. Days after President Donald Trump signed a hotly contested executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, about 30 Muslim and Arab travelers in the United States reported to ADC that CBP revoked their Global Entry clearances, according to immigration attorneys Andrew Free and Greg Siskind, who filed a lawsuit on ADC’s behalf.

“What has happened, in practice, is that people who were once able — by the virtue of Global Entry — to escape the constant racial and ethnic profiling they faced when traveling have now been suddenly, and without explanation, denied that privilege”>>>

(*Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.)

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