If you find yourself consistently being detained for secondary screenings at U.S. entry ports when returning from international destinations, you should probably contact the Department of Homeland Security’s Travel Redress Inquiry Program ("DHS TRIP"). The above statement also applies to travelers who: Often face problems at ports of entry Were delayed or denied entrance on an airplane Were denied or delayed when trying to enter or exit U.S. ports of entry or border checkpoints. Feel that they have been improperly or unfairly: denied, delayed, or required to undergo additional screening[...]
If you have recently had a container inspected by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), you are probably wondering why you are being charged by the Centralized Examination Station (CES) conducting the inspection. While those charges might seem strange at first, it’s all part of the regular examination process. Every day, thousands of shipments make their way through U.S. ports of entry, and it is the CBP’s responsibility to ensure that these shipments do not contain contraband or otherwise illegal items. In order to protect our borders CBP has the right[...]
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