Facial recognition technology is capturing more culprits at border crossings than at the 15 airports where the security measure is used across the U.S. So far, U.S. Customs and Border Protection identified 46 individuals illegally entering the country at the southwest border, including 26 impostors, according to a report by Nextgov.
On Oct. 26, for instance, a 30-year-old man was arrested trying to illegally cross the border at the Port of San Luis, which launched its “technical demonstration” of the technology in September. A camera placed at the processing booth found that he did not match the border crossing card he handed at the checkpoint.
Washington Dulles International Airport rolled out its facial recognition Screening at Dulles Airport last summer, and has since identified three impostors.
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.@CBP #FacialRecognition programs at 15 airports have caught 3 imposters in 3 months. Pilots at 2 border crossings in Arizona have stopped 7x as many https://t.co/jbpCSuYaal @Nextgov #biometrics
— Aaron Boyd (@Federal_IT) November 20, 2018