Chicago - The 2011 holiday travel season has begun and Chicago Customs and Border Protection would like to give international travelers useful holiday tips to help make their travel experience at O'Hare International Airport as smooth as possible.
"CBP is dedicated to ensuring that all arriving international passengers are treated with the highest level of courtesy and professionalism," said David J. Murphy, CBP director of field operations in Chicago. "Our officers are always available to answer any questions you may have about the entry process. Supervisors and Passenger Service Managers are readily available to address any of your concerns."
Here are some travel tips offered by CBP for your visit or return to the United States that can also be found on CBP's web site:
On a typical day, CBP welcomes more than one million international travelers into the United States at land, air and sea ports. CBP officers use the latest technologies and procedures to assure that travelers from throughout the world are processed rapidly while assuring that individuals who have ties to terrorism or a criminal background are barred from entry.
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.