'The Department of Homeland Security is hard at work thinking of ways to make traveling miserable and invasive for the rest of us. And chances are good they aren’t planning to stop with travelers.
They want to take the photographs of every person leaving and entering the US and store this biometric information in their databases. So whether you’re an American citizen or not, they’d like to invade your privacy for no reason other than you’re traveling outside the country.
This law, if passed, is purported to aid in enforcing visa deadlines for foreign travelers who overstay.
Don’t worry. The TSA just wants to enhance “aviation security and the passenger experience.”
But biometric scanning is already used for foreign travellers.
The thing is, foreign travelers entering the United States must already submit to being photographed, fingerprinted, and scanned.
Federal law requires Homeland Security to put into place a system to use biometrics to confirm the identity of international travelers. Government officials have made no secret of their desire to expand the use of biometrics, which they say could identify potential terrorists and prevent fraudulent use of travel documents. (source)
This leads to the question of why on earth Americans “need” to also be scanned.'
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