• The Immigration Advisory Program (IAP) posts CBP officers at foreign airports. IAP officers use targeting and passenger analysis information and/or an assessment of passenger documentation to make “no board” recommendations to carriers and host governments regarding US-bound passengers.
  • CBP has requested $14.1 million in its fiscal year 2012 budget to expand the IAP across airports in the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Amman. In May 2011, Qatari Interior Ministry officials traveled to Washington to meet CBP officials and to discuss expanding the IAP to the Doha International Airport.
  • Expanding the IAP across the Middle East will enhance US and Middle East partner capabilities to protect immigration systems and the global aviation network from abuse by terrorists, human smugglers, and other transnational criminals.