Monday, June 9, 2008

Biometrics On The Border, But Not On Ours

From Michelle Malkin, via Pakistan, (, the Afghan government will be installing biometric devises to capture and compare biomatric data in an effort to control the border. Interestingly enough, we have similar devises on our land border, but we are not using them. At aiports and seaports, all arriving aliens must surrender fingerprints for comparison and review before the aliens are admitted. The same devises that are used at the sea and airports are available on our borders with Canada and Mexico, but President Bush has prohibited their use except in secondary inspection of the aliens. On primary inspection, pedestrians and passengers in vehicles are not entered into the data bases that would catch imposters and those living in the U.S. illegally. Why not? Mostly because that would cause the wait times for vehicles on the land borders to increase. And the local politicians have intimidated Bush, even though the border counties of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California did not vote for him. It appears that the cartels and the city council of El Paso are making out security policies.

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