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Border Security, R.I.P.

The NYTimes reports that the Department of Homeland Security has given up on a plan to use fingerprint or facial recognition technology to track whether foreign visitors have left the country.  Congress ordered the system in 1996.  It was supposed to be in place at the 50 busiest border crossing points by the end of next year.  DHS, however, has concluded the cost would be prohibitive with currently available technology.


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