Strong partner in CBP's mission as it relates to our international connections and counterparts.
I am culturally aware, and sensitive to the needs of other nations to assist the U.S. in the worldwide mission of a safer, more secure global travel industry.
Supervise and lead the APIS Commercial Air and Vessel team of 7 APIS Account Managers located at various ports of entry around the U.S.
APIS Account Managers are field liaisons reporting to Traveler Entry Programs at Headquarters.
Host bi weekly team telecoferences, grant leave, review weekly updates and consolidate for Director review. Review and approve APIS penalties proposed by the Account Managers prior to Director approval. Coordinate the Commercial Air APIS team goals and projects, efforts and collaboration with other entities such as NTC, TSA and external stakeholders.
APIS Account Managers/Program Managers provide guidance to ports of entry on the APIS regulations and penalties, maintain compliance to ensure national security interests for all arriving commercial air and vessel passengers, review reports, perform system testing
Worked in Boston Field Office, Hartford, CT as well as Miami Airport, FL and JFK Airport, NY in same capacity.
Inspected arriving international passengers and airline crewmember baggage and goods for acquired merchandise, contraband and agricultural products.
Charged duty on personal and commercial shipments, seized prohibited items, narcotics, undeclared merchandise. Wrote seizure reports and narratives, collaborated with U.S. Customs agents after narcotic seizures.
Processed arriving passengers at immigration primary/passport control who were presenting for admission into the U.S. aboard commercial aircraft. Reviewed entry documents/travel documents for validity while facilitating lawful travel.
Enforced Customs and Immigration laws and requirements, performed personal searches and made arrests.
Reviewed APIS data for all arriving passengers into JFK airport, and became a subject matter expert in APIS. Provided airlines feedback on data quality, wrote penalties, and worked closely with APIS Account Managers.
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