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Friend keeps getting X's on his customs slips after traveling with a potential felon

Friend keeps getting X's on his customs slips after traveling with a potential felon

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Old Jan 26, 19, 10:30 am
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Friend keeps getting X's on his customs slips after traveling with a potential felon

Last year I had a friend who went to Cancun with an acquaintance he knew through some friends. Upon re-entering the country in Dallas they both had an X on their customs slip. They were in a group of four. Three of them purchased their tickets together and all three had an X. The fourth person who purchased separately did not. After they cleared customs the acquaintance said that this happened to him the last time he traveled outside the country. He said that he matched a name of someone who was incarcerated (this could potentially be a lie).

Fast forward a few months. My friend was flying back solo from a trip to Iceland and had an X on his customs slip. Then a few months later coming back solo from Peru the same thing happened. He applied for global entry and was denied before being interviewed. Today he contacted me because he is leaving for Madrid and they called his name at the airport and had to double check his passport.

Any idea what is going on? Can he get any further information?
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
He applied for global entry and was denied before being interviewed.
Take a look at this thread:
Global Entry Denial Recourse
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Old Feb 2, 19, 3:54 am
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He can submit an online FOIA request to CBP for all entry/exit records and all records of his secondary inspections. The response will be a small stack of heavily redacted documents but may include notes from the CBP officers shedding light on why he was stopped and what they were trying to sort out.

He can also ask the CBP officer, "why do you guys keep pulling me aside," which the CBP officer may or may not answer, and that answer may or may not be truthful.

What normally happens when he gets the X, do they question him, for how long do they question him, etc. And what's the nature of the "potential felon's" potentially felonious acts?
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:31 pm
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Apply for redress #?
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