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CBP proposes expanding biometrics collection for noncitizen entries, departures

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 19, 2020

    CBP proposes expanding biometrics collection for foreign nationals departing from the U.S. Under the proposed rule, biometrics collection at departure would no longer be limited to pilot projects at limited numbers of land, sea, and air ports. Biometrics collection, including facial recognition photography, would be authorized at all lawful departure points. The proposed rule would also remove age restrictions and the ability for non-US citizens to opt out of biometric collection. Comments due Dec. 21, 2020. [ID #1198]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  3. Biden Administration Action

    February 10, 2021

    On February 10, 2021, DHS reopened the comment period for the collection of biometric data from noncitizens upon entry to and departure from the U.S. The comment period remained open for 30 days.

    2021.02.10 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 8 CFR Parts 215 and 235 [Docket No. USCBP–2020–0062] RIN 1651–AB12 Collection of Biometric Data From Aliens Upon Entry to and Departure From the United States; Re-Opening of Comment Period

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