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US-VISIT ready at land borders

The Homeland Security Department has installed biometric entry facilities at all fixed ports of entry as part of the federal government’s program to strengthen border controls for visiting foreigners in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, DHS officials said Friday. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff said the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program (US-VISIT) is working at all fixed ports of entry open to US-VISIT travelers. The program collects digital photos and fingerprint scans of travelers’ index fingers and compares them with photos and fingerprint scans of known terrorists and other criminals on watchlists. Full Story

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