Long delays and wait times for visitors at customs and entry points can discourage international travel to the U.S., which limits economic growth and job creation.

Quick Facts

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are the first line of defense in America’s national security efforts—and they’re often the first people international travelers interact with on their trips here.

U.S. Travel urges lawmakers to provide CBP with adequate funding so that they can properly screen international travelers and streamline the customs and entry process. 

Research, News and Commentary on Customs and Entry Process

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U.S. Travel Reacts to IG Report on Global Entry

June 28, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s report finding security lapses with the Global Entry program:

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U.S. Travel Concerned about Global Entry Disruption

June 21, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that CBP staffing shortages will disrupt Global Entry program interviews:

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The American flag, DHS flag, and Border Patrol flag flying high in McAllen, Texas.

U.S. Travel Reax to Deployment of TSA Personnel on Southern Border

May 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist with security on the southern U.S. border. 

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