It's Time to Reform U.S. Customs

EDITORIAL. When a lightning strike took out the approach control radar at Miami International last week, ATC and airport employees scrambled to get the airport functioning again. At the same time, the U.S. Customs "Service" sat on its proverbial butt and kept arriving international passengers prisoners in sweltering airline cabins for as long as three and a half hours. AVweb publisher Carl Marbach thinks it's high time that Congress gave the U.S. Customs Service the same sort of marching orders it recently gave the IRS and is prepared to give airlines through the proposed Airline Passenger Bill of Rights.

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