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Customs And Border Protection Launches Passport Control App

United States Customs and Border Protection launched a new mobile app on Monday. The administration hopes the program can expedite customs processing at U.S. airports.

The app is called Mobile Passport Control and it was developed as part of a pilot program being tested at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

CBP officials say it will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration forms before reaching an official inspection station.

Apple users can begin using the app on Wednesday. CBP hopes to expand the program to more airports later this year.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.