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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces Staggering Arrest Numbers Using New Anti-Terror Technology

Washington D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced that biometric identification technology is fully operational within all 136 Border Patrol stations. CBP’s current objective is to have IAFIS technology fully deployed to all Ports of Entry by the end of 2005. The technology, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or IAFIS, enables CBP officers and Border Patrol agents to search fingerprint databases simultaneously using the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI fingerprint database. It provides rapid identification of individuals with outstanding criminal warrants by electronically comparing a live-scanned fingerprint against a huge nationwide database of previously captured fingerprints. “This technology helps U.S. Customs and Border Protection shed light on those with criminal backgrounds we could never have identified before,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner. “Its implementation is absolutely critical to our priority mission to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country.” Full Story

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