March 29, 2013
House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is pressing for answers about why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun talks to allow air travelers from Saudi Arabia to use a pre-screening system to fly to the United States.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, McCaul and nine other Republicans on the committee asked for more details about what steps the department is taking to guard against potential terrorists using Global Entry to enter the United States.
The lawmakers pointed to the 15 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who were from Saudi Arabia as a key reason to be concerned.
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