Friday, December 15, 2006

Administration to Drop Effort to Track if Visitors Leave

NYT reported In a major blow to the Bush administration’s efforts to secure borders, domestic security officials have for now given up on plans to develop a facial or fingerprint recognition system to determine whether a vast majority of foreign visitors leave the country, officials say.

The know the Dems, who love illegal aliens because they think they can fool them into voting Democratic, will never properly fund it.
Domestic security officials had described the system, known as U.S. Visit, as critical to security and important in efforts to curb illegal immigration. Similarly, one-third of the overall total of illegal immigrants are believed to have overstayed their visas, a Congressional report says. Tracking visitors took on particular urgency after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when it became clear that some of the hijackers had remained in the country after their visas had expired.
The urgency still exists.
But in recent days, officials at the Homeland Security Department have conceded that they lack the financing and technology to meet their deadline to have exit-monitoring systems at the 50 busiest land border crossings by next December.
And they know that the Dems will not fund it.
A vast majority of foreign visitors enter and exit by land from Mexico
Many illegally
and Canada, and the policy shift means that officials will remain unable to track the departures.

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