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Congress & the Middle East: Call to Include Israel
in DHS Global Entry Program

On February 26, 2018, Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) sent a letter signed by the entire Senate to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, urging the Department of Homeland Security to expedite Israel's full membership in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry Program.  Israel currently serves in the program on a limited basis as part of a 2012 bilateral agreement.  Full membership in the Global Entry Program allows benefits to travelers from the member country, including expedited screening processes and TSA pre-check options.  To read the full letter, please click here.  

Source: Inhofe, Hirono Lead Full Senate in Calling on DHS to Include Israel in Global Entry Program,, (February 26, 2018).