Customs and Border Protection

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

CBP Begins New Phase of Biometric Border Screening Project

CBP Begins New Phase of Biometric Border Screening Project

The next phase of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Otay Mesa biometric screening trial is now underway, with non-US citizens having their irises and faces scanned both on the way into the US and on the way out to Mexico. First announced last August, the project began trial in December, at first…

US Political Support Grows for Biometric Exit Screening

US Political Support Grows for Biometric Exit Screening

The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s expanding biometric border screening project is helping to pave the way for what could be America’s first means of reliably tracking departures from the country. First undertaken as a pilot project at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport last year, the program, which matches passengers’ faces against the biometric data…