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EU-US-TRAVEL SECURITY
(2007-06-26)
(wgvu) - - VISITORS FROM EUROPEAN NATIONS
TRAVELING WITH VISAS OR VISA-FREE TO THE UNITED STATES WILL SOON
HAVE TO GIVE TEN DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS WHEN ENTERING THE COUNTRY.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO SENIOR U-S HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL P-T
WRIGHT.
HE TOLD E-U OFFICIALS IN BRUSSELS TODAY THAT A PILOT PROJECT AT
TEN MAJOR U-S AIRPORTS INCLUDING DETROIT'S WOULD BE LAUNCHED LATER
THIS YEAR. IT EXPANDS THE CURRENT PROGRAM OF TAKING PRINTS OF TWO
FINGERS AND FACIAL PHOTOGRAPHS.
BORDER CHECKS COULD ALSO SOON INCLUDE OTHER BIOMETRIC DATA, SUCH
AS FACIAL AND EYE RETINA SCANS, AS THE U-S UPGRADES SECURITY AT ITS
PORTS, AIRPORTS AND BORDER CROSSINGS.
U-S TRAVEL SECURITY RESTRICTIONS HAVE CAUSED INCREASED
OPPOSITION IN E-U NATIONS.

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