“Facial recognition technology is an important step forward for CBP in protecting the United States from all types of threats,”
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have began rolling out facial recognition software that uses Biometric Verification Technology at a number of airports and processing points for arrivals. In Washington D.C., at Washington Dulles Airport, the software has identified 2 imposters, just 3-weeks after implementing the technology.
A 26-year-old woman, who arrived on a flight from Accra, Ghana Saturday morning, presented a U.S. passport to a CBP officer for admission as a returning citizen. Utilizing the new facial comparison technology, the CBP officer established that the woman was not a match to the passport and referred her for further examination. During the secondary inspection, it was confirmed that the traveler was a Ghanaian citizen and the U.S. passport she was presenting did not belong to her.
CBP agents are currently withholding the woman’s name while they continue to investigate the incident.
On Aug. 22nd, just 3 days after implementing the facial recognition technology, the CPB agents identified a 26-year-old man traveling from Sao Paulo, Brazil, that presented a French passport to the CBP officer conducting primary inspections. The officer utilized CBP’s new facial comparison biometric technology which confirmed the man was not a match to the passport he presented.
The CBP officer referred the traveler to secondary for a comprehensive examination. In secondary, CBP officers noted the traveler’s behavior changed and he became visibly nervous. A search revealed the man’s authentic Republic of Congo identification card concealed in his shoe.
“CBP’s facial comparison system has a match rate of 99% making it extremely difficult for criminals, terrorists or impostors to enter the country using another person’s identification and travel documents.
This is just one of many ways in which CBP is working to enhance the security of the U.S. while at the same time designing travel processes that are more efficient for the average person.”
Make no mistake, the expansion of this program, the seamless integration, and its current effectiveness are a result of the Trump administration and his very sincere attempt to secure out country and double-check the identities of the people who are entering.
It’s really quite simple. The difference between Trump, Bush and Obama, is that Trump is actually sincere in his pledges and promises. Bush declared a ‘war on terrorism’, but he pretty much left our borders wide open while deploying our troops to the Middle-East. Obama was deporting thousands of illegals…while leaving our borders open and causing violence and chaos in the Middle-East, Mexico and Latin-America that caused millions of people to be displaced and seek refuge in the U.S. and Europe.
I can’t stress enough the importance right now to vote for people who support the President’s agenda to secure our borders and verify the identity of people arriving, while implementing the strictest punishments possible for those that steal, or otherwise fraudulently obtain a U.S. citizenship.
I would vote for a Democrat if they actually supported Donald Trump, but there aren’t any, so we need to vote for Republicans that support the President and want to Make America Great Again and Keep it Great!