Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | April 19, 2017 – The law offices of Law Office of R. Andrew Free, and the office of Siskind Susser, P.C. filed a lawsuit on behalf of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). ADC is attempting to obtain additional information about the recent revocations of Global Entry privileges for Arab and Muslim Americans.
The complaint, which was filed in theU.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., can be read by clicking here.
Immediately following the presidential election in November, ADC received reports that persons who were granted Global Entry had their privileges revoked. Global Entry is a CBP program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the U.S. Members enter the country through automatic kiosks at select airports.
In early March 2017, ADC, along with Mr. Free and Mr. Susser, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with CBP seeking records pertaining to the revocations – CBP did not responded to the requests. The FOIA requested any and all records maintained by the agency relating to revocations, suspensions, terminations, as well as the numbers, confirmations, and policy practices of such decisions.
If you have had your Global Entry privilege revoked, please contact ADC immediately by emailing the ADC Legal Department to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please include the date your Global Entry privilege was denied. Also, please include your contact information. You can also call our office at 202-244-2990.
For more information, go to www.adc.org