Avatar Border Agent Screens Commuters At Arizona Post

Fox News Latino, 8/6/12

Located at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Nogales, Arizona, the avatar,  who sports a clean-cut look of thick black hair and a striped gray tie, is part  of an expansion of the CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program. The idea behind the  program is to “provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low-risk travelers  through dedicated lanes and kiosks,” the CBP stated.

The Trusted Traveler program was created after the 9/11 attacks, as security  ramped up and became longer. To qualify for the program, travelers must undergo  a thorough background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs,  immigration, agriculture, and terrorist as well as have biometric fingerprint  checks and a personal interview with a CBP Officer following their avatar  questioning.

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