Sunday, December 12, 2010

U.S. Customs says Global Entry enhances
 security by segregating low-risk travelers
 from people entering the country who might
be considered a risk. The agency likes to call it
 "clearing hay from the haystack."

Homeland Security deemed it necessary to install x-ray machines "scanner" to determine if you are carrying explosives, then if you did not want to subject your body to the radiation you could be patted down ie: stripped, groped, felt up and ogled by the TSA agents.

Now through an obscure program called "Global Entry" you can buy your way out of the security groping or scanning by paying a $100.00 dollars, filling out a form, answer some questions, get fingerprinted then supposedly you are pre-screened and you become a "Trusted Traveler". Presto on departure or entry into the United States you move to a kiosk where your fingerprints are scanned and out you go.

Okay for the American citizen who travels a lot, airline personnel, what about the grandparents who travel at holidays to visit their children or child going home to visit their parents, the person going on a vacation? They are subjected to the scanner or groping because they don't have a "trusted traveler pass". The Drug Cartels are taking over towns, evicting people from their homes and I would bet the farm if they want to get a "Trusted Traveler pass" they will. Discrimination, where's  the ACLU?

Fingerprint Scanner

In the meantime Napolitano is cutting deals with the Mexico on December 10th American Freedom posted this article.
"United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints.
The foreigners will get “trusted traveler cards” with fingerprints and other biometric data and they must answer customs declarations questions on touch-screen kiosks before leaving airport inspection areas. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing.
While Napolitano was in Mexico finalizing the trusted traveler agreement this week, she also took the opportunity to sign a “letter of intent” to develop a plan for protecting immigrants from criminal attacks as they cross the border—illegally—into the U.S. Mexican officials have long complained that American law enforcement officers stand by as illegal immigrants are robbed, killed or violently beaten. Napolitano has committed to reducing the risk to life and security of migrants, according to the Mexican minister".

If you would like to one of the VIP'S who can circumvent the systems the instructions on how  are provided below.
How to Enroll in the Global Entry Program
To sign up, go to
Answer questions about any criminal history and provide basic data, including date and place of birth, driver's license and passport or permanent-resident card information, and employment, residence and travel history for the past five years. You'll pay $100 for the screening.
Customs agents conduct a background check, looking for any criminal history, outstanding warrants and previous customs, immigration or agricultural violations. They also run names against terrorism watch lists.
Once you are preliminarily approved (which takes about two weeks), you have to schedule an appointment with a customs officer at one of the 20 airports in the program. The interview typically is 15 minutes or shorter, and its primary function is to verify identity with two government-issued IDs and then to fingerprint the traveler. Officers also quiz applicants about where they work, where they travel and why they travel.
Fingerprints are run against Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases. And once you're in the program, all participants are re-run against government databases every 24 hours to check for any new red flags.
International frequent fliers are hailing a program called Global Entry, a "trusted traveler" program run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To enroll, U.S. citizens and those with permanent-resident cards pay $100, pass a government background check and get fingerprinted. The program lets you use kiosks that take an average 40 seconds to clear, compared to one to three minutes with a customs agent plus a wait in line that can, at peak times at busy airports, stretch to an hour or more.
"You get a receipt and get out," said Peter Hughes, an investment banker who travels internationally often and loves Global Entry. "You'd be amazed the U.S. government is doing something so simple."
After the first incident and the TSA agent yells next,
Airline makes announcement seat available on flight
yada yada gate so so that would stop the BS.