New Technology Is Helping Enforce Immigration Law

New technologies are helping catch illegal aliens. Nextgov reports:

A D.C.-area airport’s brand new facial recognition program caught an alleged imposter trying to enter the country on a false passport, the first such detection at an airport using facial biometrics, according to a Customs and Border Protection release.

CBP officials at Washington Dulles International Airport Wednesday said the newly implemented facial biometric program identified a 26-year-old Congolese man attempting to enter the U.S. using a French passport.

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The man, traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday, went through the new international entry system at Dulles Airport, which brings travelers directly to a CBP officer for document inspection. While the documents are being scanned, a biometric camera analyzes the passenger’s face and compares it against records associated with the passport or other travel documents.

In this instance, the system flagged the man as a mismatch for the passport on record and he was removed for additional screening. At that time, officers said he became “visibly nervous” and an authentic ID card showing he was a citizen of the Republic of Congo was found in his shoe.

Technology is the future to make our borders safe.

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ONTIME
ONTIME
2 years ago

Good tool for today’s world and the need to get real time security moving…this will be a big help for the enhancement of E Verify to find repeat offenders of illegal intrusions or known criminal elements trying to enter into the country..It might be big Bro to some but how else are we to keep sovereignty, US security and preventive measures for protective means????

Edward Weber
2 years ago

This is good for security, but unfortunately it is run by people that will also use it in a nefarious way. It is like most government programs,,,sold as a good thing and then ‘ph u ck ed’ up.

MillieK
MillieK
9 months ago

Well….. the government is involved, isn’t it????????? So what’s new?

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