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CBP to Test Facial Recognition Technology at Valley Port of Entry

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, February 07 2018 Feb 7, 2018 February 07, 2018 1:36 PM February 07, 2018 in News

MISSION –  A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection biometric pilot program at the Anzalduas International Bridge is expected to go live in August.

CBP says the use of facial recognition technology is to confirm each passenger is who they say they are on their passport or other travel documents.

The information will be temporarily stored by CBP.

Back in 2004, Congress required the Department of Homeland Security to develop a biometric entry and exit system.

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