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DHS withdraws April 2008 notice of proposed rulemaking on biometrics collection

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 19, 2020

    DHS withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008 which proposed to require commercial air and vessel carriers to collect biometric information from certain noncitizens departing the U.S. and submit this information to DHS within a certain timeframe. DHS indicates that after considering the comments received and the results of various biometric exit pilots conducted in 2009, the agency concluded that the process described in the 2008 NPRM was not feasible for implementing a biometric exit program at air and sea ports. Concurrently with this notice, DHS is publishing a new NPRM on biometric data collection at 85 FR 74162 (see related policy) which proposes to amend the regulations to enable the implementation of a biometric entry-exit system based on a new approach [ID #1184].

    DHS withdraws 2008 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Biometrics Collection

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DHS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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