When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?

Follow-up question: Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports?

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    As a side note: Even with VWP and Global Entry, last time i didn't get a stamp, just the second receipt which contained all necessary data (admitted date etc.).
    – dunni
    Nov 14, 2019 at 11:46

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No. Reference my passport, which has no stamp for my return to California after spending last Christmas in England. I am a permanent resident and used Global Entry.

My entry is recorded in the CBP travel history database, so there is an official record, just not in my passport.

My experience was arriving at San Diego International Airport (SAN).

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    Confirmed. They haven't even looked at my passport the last dozen times.
    – Aganju
    Nov 14, 2019 at 6:04
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    @Aganju That matches my experience. I've stopped having my passport out when arriving in the US. Nov 14, 2019 at 16:31

Yes, I did receive a stamp in my passport when pre-clearing with CBP in Halifax (YHZ) with NEXUS using the Global Entry kiosk. They did look at my passport, ask me how I gained my Permanent Residence, and stamped my passport with an entry stamp.

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    Looks like different places may be different, so I've added the airport to my answer. Nov 15, 2019 at 19:08

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