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Brazil Starts Fingerprinting U.S. Travelers

Brazilian police on Thursday began fingerprinting and photographing U.S. visitors on orders of a judge who compared planned U.S. security controls on travelers from Brazil and other nations to Nazi horrors. Federal Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva, furious at U.S. plans to fingerprint and photograph millions of visitors on entering the United States, ordered Brazil’s authorities do the same to U.S. citizens starting on Thursday. “We’ve begun doing this,” said a Federal Police spokeswoman at Brazil’s Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo. The judge’s order came after Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry filed a complaint in court over the U.S. measure. The US-VISIT system is meant to identify people who have violated immigration controls, have criminal records or belong to groups listed as terrorist organizations by the United States. Full Story

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