This photo comes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. As is clearly shown, the airport continues to prepare for the opening of a new Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance site. The U.S. Administration is forging ahead with this site, in spite of Congressional action to block it. If allowed to open, the pre-clearance facility would be a tax-payer funded give away to Etihad airlines, offering the airline a competitive advantage over US carriers by granting them a convenience unavailable to domestic airlines. This threatens the jobs of aviation workers and the diversion of taxpayer dollars to assist wealthy foreign airlines cannot be justified, especially in a budget environment in which U.S. airports have been understaffed for years, causing our passengers to wait in long customs line.
To learn more and tell Congress to continue to oppose this site, visit http://www.alpa.org/portals/alpa/drawthelinehere/