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Actor’s US ‘detention’ prompts outrage in India

Reprinted from the Associated Press, Aug. 16. 2009.  (Shah Rukh Khan is one of my favorite Bollywood actors.  So, I felt compelled to reprint this story on my blog) By NIRMALA GEORGE (AP) NEW DELHI — Angry fans burned a U.S. flag in protest Sunday, a Cabinet minister suggested searching visiting Americans and an actress[…]

Secretary Napolitano Announces Global Entry Expansion to 13 Additional Airports

Reprinted from Department of Homeland Security updates: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Global Entry initiative—a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification—to 13 additional airports across the United States. Global Entry expedites[…]

DHS Begins Test of Biometric Exit Procedures at Two U.S. Airports

Reprinted from Department of Homeland Security updates:  WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today began collecting biometrics-digital fingerprints-from non-U.S. citizens departing the United States as part of a pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Since 2004, biometrics have helped DHS prevent the use of fraudulent documents,[…]