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Facial recognition cameras now activated at the border

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BROWNSVILLE – Facial recognition cameras are now activated at the Brownsville port of entry.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS first reported about the new technology over week ago being set up at the Progreso port of entry.

According to Customs and Border Protection, the new cameras come after a mandate from Congress and were recommended by the 9/11 Commission.

Officials say photos taken of U.S. citizens will be deleted after 12 hours – people who are not U.S. citizens will be kept in the system permanently.

For more information watch the video above.

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