Immigration through the eyes of a customs officer at LAX

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Members of the US Customs and Border Protection’s Admissibility Review Unit at LAX huddle around a computer screen as they review a traveler’s documentation. Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb.

Every day, customs officers at airports nationwide pore over documents of thousands of travelers flying into the country. They decide who gets in and who doesn't. We follow a customs officer doing this work at LAX, and talk to a traveler who’s been denied entry and is being sent back to Venezuela.