Overseas online Dec. 3 - Trumps government plans to put forward a new regulation next year (2020), requiring all passengers, including American citizens, to have facial scans and take photos when entering and leaving the United States. As soon as the news came out, it caused a lot of controversy.
According to Reuters, the proposed new entry and exit regulations, introduced by the US Department of Homeland Security in July, will apply to the tracking of passengers entering and leaving the United States. In its regulatory agenda, the trump administration said facial scans would crack down on illegal U.S. travel document forgery and help identify criminals and terrorist suspects.
However, the plan was opposed by some privacy groups. On December 2 local time, Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, attacked the idea of new rules in a written statement. All travellers, including US citizens, should not succumb to such invasive biometric scanning when exercising their constitutional travel rights, he said
Generally, the U.S. public has 30 to 60 days to comment on proposed U.S. regulations, the report said. Federal agencies need to review and respond to comments after that, but this process can take a lot of time.
The trump administration also said in its regulatory agenda that it plans to issue a separate fast track regulation this month, allowing the new entry-exit regulation to be implemented outside the pilot. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, part of the Department of homeland security, has launched a pilot project to collect photos and fingerprints of foreign passengers.
An internal audit last year (2018) found technical and operational problems in a pilot project implemented at nine airports in the United States. According to the report, this raises the question whether the Department of homeland security will confirm the deadline for all outbound flights at the top 20 airports in the United States before the deadline set by itself, that is, before the 2021 fiscal year.
Source: editor in charge of overseas website: Du Shuo, nb12556