April 02, 2004

US Extends US-Visit Program To All Countries

US fingerprints 'allied' visitors

The US is extending is US-Visit system to apply to all visitors from every country in the world... except Canada.

So, now we're hitting everyone who's not American. I'm not clear: what's the reason for this? I mean, what are we trying to accomplish with this?

My favorite line:

[Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security] said fingerprints were checked against criminal databases, but the information was "strictly protected under privacy rules".

Last time I bought that one, my spam went up 75% overnight.

Posted by Ted Stevko at April 2, 2004 05:18 PM | TrackBack