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Welcome to the U.S.—now press here, firmly

finger printing at the airport?
finger printing at the airport?
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Losing track of foreign visitors in the U.S. isn’t a new issue—last year alone 2.9 million visitors on temporary visas checked into the country but never left. After 9/11 keeping tabs on these foreign visa holders took on a new urgency, as was proven last month by the young Jordanian man arrested trying to blow up a high-rise in Dallas, who had overstayed his visa. Now there’s a proposal to fingerprint foreign visitors when they arrive and leave the U.S.—will that help track them?


Rep. Jane Harman, D-36th Congressional District; chair of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing & Terrorism Risk Assessment