The United States Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new program that would see the collection of both fingerprint and iris data from foreigner visitors as they leave the country, according to a National Post article. This new project would be in addition to program like US-VISIT, which sees foreign visitors’ biometric data being collected upon their entry to the country as well as adding iris scans as current programs rely mostly on fingerprints.
In this specific case, detractors are citing a lack of evidence that collecting data on those leaving would do anything to assist the war on terror, but rather would simply become a huge cost center for the government. Supporters, meanwhile, still insist that it would serve as yet another level and another chance to catch those on the suspected terrorist list that are traveling in and around the U.S.
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