Legislation introduced in Congress would stop the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency from opening a customs preclearance hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the measure on Nov. 14. Airlines for America said the Department of Homeland Security should "use its resources to focus on addressing lengthy wait times at several U.S. gateway airports, which inconvenience U.S. citizens and discourage travel to the United States."

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