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Schumer: More Security At Ship Terminal

The new counter-terrorism operation that fingerprints foreign visitors is missing the boat in the city by failing to screen passengers arriving by cruise ship, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. The U.S. VISIT program takes visitors’ fingerprints at major seaports in the country, along with every international airport, but cruise ship passengers arriving in the city can walk out without being monitored, the senator said. “It’s great that foreign visitors get checked at JFK and Newark , but if terrorists know they can walk down the gangplank directly into Manhattan without getting a security scan, we’ve left a gaping hole here on the Hudson,” Schumer said. In a statement, Schumer asked that the Department of Homeland Security bring the screening system to the city’s passenger ship terminal — the second-largest in the nation — before the Queen Mary 2 docks there in April. Full Story

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