Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Trump Administration is Launching Mandatory Face Scans for All Americans Travelling Overseas
I have just moved President Trump from the buffon category, under which the government will continue to expand, to the evil bastard category.
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, reports The Washington Post.
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners.
The agency says, U.S. citizens must also be scanned for the program to work.
According to The Post, trials are underway at six U.S. airports — Boston, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Kennedy Airport in New York City and Dulles in the Washington, D.C., area. DHS aims to have high-volume U.S. international airports engaged beginning next year.
“The only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling,” says the June 12 document available on the website of Customs and Border Protection, which runs the DHS program.
This is the most horrific invasion of personal privacy with aggressive tracking system capabilities on top of it. This is Big Brother on steroids.
I urge all libertarians to condemn Trump and the Trump administration forthwith.
at 4:24 PM