French airport police wrongly detain 6-year-old girl in fake passport crackdown

Paris airport police held a 6-year-old French girl for three days on suspicion she had a fake passport — until a judge ordered her released into her mother’s arms, a lawyer said Friday. Authorities insist that police were just doing their jobs to protect children from trafficking, but the case has caused indignation in France […]

New passport checking kiosks makes customs quicker at PDX

PORTLAND, Ore. — If you fly internationally into the Portland airport, you should find it’s more efficient getting through customs. That’s because of eight new automated passport control kiosks that went online Friday in the international arrivals hall at PDX. You simply put your passport up to machine, and it scans it and checks your […]

Technology reducing wait times at Customs

A mobile passport control app launched at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is expanding to other airports around the country, with the goal of reducing wait times at Customs. Cutting down on lines is a key priority for airport officials, with expectations for a “robust summer travel season,” said airport deputy general manager Michael Smith. Passenger counts […]

Ronald K. Noble is the founder of RKN Global and currently serves as one of its principal consultants.