As part of CBP’s one-to-one biometric facial recognition testing on inbound, international flights, a traveler has his photo taken and compared against his passport photo to confirm his identity at Dulles Airport. Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Facial Recognition at Border Nets More Impostors Than at Airports

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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Multimedia journalist James Cullum is Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today's Federal Pages. He has reported for over a decade to newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. metro area. He excels at finding order in chaotic environments, from slave liberations in South Sudan to the halls of the power in Washington, D.C.

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