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U.S. visitor overstays motivating biometric exit continue gradual decline

The number of suspected in-country overstays by U.S. visitors in 2017 declined to just under 607,000 from just under 629,000…

 

Canada using DNA searches of ancestry websites to identify refugee claimants

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been using DNA searches of ancestry websites to attempt to identify refugee claimants…

 

Canada expands biometrics screening program to more foreign nationals

As of today all nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are required to provide fingerprints and…

 

Canada turns to biometric voiceprint tech to monitor refugee claimants

In an effort to keep fewer people in immigration detention while upholding public safety and national security, the Canada Border…

 

Canada to expand biometrics collection for visitors

Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has unveiled plans to require all visitors to the country except for U.S….

 

Fujitsu wins UK Home Office Biometric Matcher Services Platform contract

Fujitsu is believed to have won a £28 million (US$38.7 million) contract from the UK Home Office to provide a…

 

U.S. planning to expand use of biometrics in immigration system

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is attempting to establish its authority to use iris, voice, and other biometric ID…

 

ICE sued for info about use of mobile biometric devices in immigration raids

A non-profit group of lawyers is suing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in federal court for failing…

 

Identity Strategy Partners issues recommendations for improving refugee vetting process

Janice Kephart, a partner at Identity Strategy Partners, issued a statement which included several recommendations for improving the vetting process…

 

Trump’s executive order on immigration addresses biometric entry-exit tracking system

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday which includes a series of initiatives to address immigration, including a proposal…

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