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Cablegate: Portugal Approves Customs and Border Protection

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R 311015Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6729
INFO RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 2598
RUEAORC/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PRO WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS LISBON 000787

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STATE FOR EUR/WE KEVIN OPSTRUP
STATE FOR EUR/EX
MADRID FOR DHS/ICE ATTACHE LUIS ALVAREZ
DHS FOR CSID/OFO JAMES CARSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AODE AMGT KMRS PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL APPROVES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
(CBP) NSDD 38 STAFFING REQUEST

REF: A. STATE 012261
B. LISBON 003141
C. STATE 97334

1. Chief of Mission approves the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) request to establish a permanent Container
Security Initiative (CSI) presence in Lisbon with two (2)
direct-hire Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and
one (1) Locally Employed Staff based on the justifications
outlined in Reftel A. Post does not approve the establishment
of a permanent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Agent per reasons outlined in reftel B.

2. Please direct any questions and/or comments to Jesse
Coronado, Management Counselor, at 351-21-770-2545, or
coronadoj@state.gov.

Stephenson

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