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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The exemption of some Mexicans from being fingerprinted and photographed when they cross the U.S. border is a welcome gesture that will prevent bottlenecks and enhance trade ties, border crossers say.
A senior U.S. official said Thursday the Bush administration may back off plans requiring that visa-carrying Mexicans who make short visits to the United States and stay close to the border be fingerprinted and photographed when they enter the country