A helpful addition may be added to our travel requirements within the next year, apart from a short line at the security checkpoints.
The Trump administration is making efforts to stop illegal immigration with a new step in travel security.
Within the next year, all travelers including U.S. citizens will be photographed whether they are coming or leaving the United States.
Homeland Security issued the proposed regulation back in July, explaining that the system is meant to help hone in on illegal immigration, and this would help track travelers as they enter and exit the U.S.
The Trump administration and President Trump himself, has been extremely passionate about this issue, mainly to protect the American people.
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As expected the proposition has already struck a nerve with certain privacy advocates, including a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union. Stanley released the following statement on Monday:
‘Travelers, including U.S. citizens, should not have to submit to invasive biometric scans simply as a condition of exercising their constitutional right to travel,’ he said.
Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner, didn’t miss a beat with a strong rebuttal and explanation for the proposal, ‘That’s a false argument,’ he said. ‘The reality is what the administration is trying to do is eliminate people from getting into the country with false documents.’ he told DailyMail.com
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The Trump administration contends that the face scan requirement will combat the fraudulent use of U.S. travel documents and aid the identification of criminals and suspected terrorists.
The public typically has 30 to 60 days to comment on a proposed U.S. regulation. The federal agency then needs to review and respond to comments, a process that can be time-consuming for major regulations.
The Trump administration also said in its regulatory agenda that it plans to issue a separate fast-track regulation this month that would allow the entry-exit project to move beyond a pilot status.