Border Protection Partially Reopens Global Entry Enrollment Center At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - After a five-month closure, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans today for the partial reopening of the Global Entry Enrollment Center at Los Angeles International Airport.

Starting immediately, conditionally approved applicants can schedule appointments for interviews beginning Nov. 11.

“CBP personnel are working diligently in relocating and reassigning the necessary resources to ensure the prompt resumption to full capacity,” CBP Port Director of LAX Donald R. Kusser said in a statement. “It is paramount for CBP to improve the customer service experience as Global Entry continues to attract thousands of new applicants.”

LAX's Enrollment Center was closed June 23 due to stepped-up immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border. CBP reduced staff at Global Entry Enrollment Centers nationwide and reassigned them to the border to help process travelers. The LA/Long Beach Seaport Enrollment Center located in Long Beach continued at full capacity processing applicants from Los Angeles and surrounding counties.

The Global Entry program allows for expedited customs clearance of pre- approved, low-risk travelers.

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