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U.S. Now Fingerprinting at 50 Crossings

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posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 08:46 PM
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Foreignors who enter the United States are now subject to fingerprinting and computer scanning, this is being done at the busiest entrance points.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 3) - Foreign visitors at the 50 busiest land border crossings in 10 states are now being fingerprinted as part of the government's new biometric screening system, the Homeland Security Department announced on Monday.

The system, called US-VISIT, scans photographs of the visitor's face and index fingers into a computer, which are matched with federal agencies' criminal databases.

aolsvc.news.aol.com...

They are doing this as of today at 50 crossings into the US. Is it only a matter of time before every person entering the US, citizen or not, is routinely fingerprinted and scanned? I understand the basis behind this, but the scope and potential hazard to our rights scare the you know what out of me.




posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 08:57 PM
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I don't like to join AOL to read the article..is there another link?



posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by frozen_snowman
I don't like to join AOL to read the article..is there another link?


AOL attributed the story to Assciated Press, I found their home page, but you have to subscibe to that one too, sorry I will keep looking.

Here is a direct link to the program itself.

www.dhs.gov...



posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Here is a press release direct from today, also from Homeland Security.


www.dhs.gov...,44,45,47&monthyear=012005




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