WASHINGTON – On March 1, the three federal agencies conducting inspections at America’s international airports will start swapping jobs.
Eventually, the enforcement and investigation wings of the INS, U.S. Customs and U.S. Department of Agriculture all will be merged into one section under the new Homeland Security Department.
“At the end of the week, we are going to begin a training program with Customs where their inspectors will be trained in our duties and we will begin training in Customs’ duties,” an INS official told WorldNetDaily. “It is the intent of the new Homeland Security Department to have us all inter-trained and working as one unit.”
INS performs immigration inspections of travelers entering the U.S. from abroad, while Customs does contraband inspections and USDA conducts agricultural inspections of such international travelers.