Muslim Advocacy Org Wants Info On CBP Traveler Programs

Law360 (August 8, 2019, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A civil rights group accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday of ignoring its public records request for information about expedited entry programs like TSA PreCheck, following reports that people from Muslim-majority nations and with Muslim-sounding names had been kicked out.

Muslim Advocates told the D.C. federal court that CBP had illegally ignored the group’s 13-month-old Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to six of the agency’s Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry and the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck.

Those programs allow U.S. citizens, permanent residents and certain foreign citizens who pass background checks to have access to...

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