As an immigration attorney, I usually have some concerns when it comes to my clients dealing with CBP. This is because when immigrants, whether a visa holder or a permanent resident, arrive to the United States from an international flight, they must present themselves to “customs” or CBP officers. Immigrants can sometimes run into major issues with CBP, where they get seriously questioned, endure secondary questioning, or other times get deported.
I am surprised and happy to hear that the officers get training on certain obscure subjects such as the holiday of sukkot. I hope and wish that this type of understanding and awareness of other people’s differences could be used more by CBP officers when they greet immigrants to the US.