Entering the country through Dallas Fort Worth airport, from Argentina, was wonderfully smooth thanks to the new automated passport system.
US citizens and permanent residents can now use the new system. You scan your passport, take a picture and answer a few of the customs related questions. Unlike the automated check-in system of American Airlines, the systems works wonderfully if anyone in your party has a greencard. At the end, it will print a piece of paper per person in your party.
You will then show the information to a border agent who does verify it matches your passport picture and that’s it. It took us all perhaps 10 minutes.
While I do love the smooth entry into the country, and like the efficiency, I am a sucker for the friendly ‘welcome home’ from a real border agent.