Background check revealed active warrant
SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a Global Entry applicant on an active warrant during his CBP interview.
An interview with a CBP officer is a requirement as part of the application process to become a member of the Trusted Traveler program.
The 22 year-old applicant arrived at San Antonio’s Global Entry Enrollment Center and began his interview process. During that process, CBP officers became aware that the applicant, a U.S. citizen had an active warrant out of Austin, Texas for obstructing police. CBP officers arrested him and turned him over to San Antonio Police Department for extradition.
“If during the course of our duties, we encounter a person wanted by another a law enforcement agency, our officers will take the appropriate action,” said San Antonio CBP Port Director Lois Hunter. “In this case, we were able to verify that the warrant was active and arrested him.”
Global Entry is a voluntary program for pre-approved low-risk international travelers coming into the U.S. allowing members to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process to expedite their processing. CBP has deployed 575 Global Entry kiosks nationwide in 59 airports, including pre-clearance airports in Abu Dhabi, Canada, Ireland, Aruba and the Bahamas. More than 2.5 million members have enrolled directly in Global Entry thus far and there are more than 3.1 million enrolled in trusted traveler programs with Global Entry benefits.
U.S. citizens, nationals and lawful permanent residents may apply for Global Entry as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has trusted traveler arrangements, including Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.