The U.S. Travel Association today applauded Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin for his public comments calling for increased participation in trusted traveler programs as a way to thwart terror threats. In comments to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Bersin said that CBP wants to increase enrollment in trusted traveler programs to 3.5 million people in two to three years. Such an increase, said Bersin, would allow CBP inspectors “to spend time on those travelers about whom we do not have a level of confidence” and hasten movement through the line for other travelers.
“Commissioner Bersin’s comments acknowledge that risk-based approaches to security are the most efficient and effective way to facilitate …