A recent filing by DHS shows that the department has proposed changing regulations so that “all travelers, including US citizens, may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure.” DHS stated that the proposed regulation is intended to stop criminals and prevent travel-document fraud. The proposed rule contradicts CBP’s previous statement that U.S. citizens would not be subject to extensive biometric surveillance at the border. Before this, a rollout of airport biometrics for other travelers was supported by both the Obama and Trump administrations.   

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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