What could possibly go wrong with this proposal? I have seen it first hand while traveling to China recently and its a pretty invasive process that leaves you less than whole after entering the country knowing someone is keeping tabs on you at all times. On the flip side of the argument, its an efficient way to keep track of illegal immigration and visa overstays. That being said, I still find it conflicting and would like to hear what others think about this. In the end we may have little to say about it, as such technological advances will offer big brother a more cost effective means to managing immigration. At least that will be the argument in typical fashion but then there is already this.
The plan has already drawn opposition from some privacy advocates. Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union, blasted the idea in a written statement on Monday.
“Travelers, including U.S. citizens, should not have to submit to invasive biometric scans simply as a condition of exercising their constitutional right to travel,” he said.
The Trump administration contends in its regulatory agenda that the face scan requirement will combat the fraudulent use of U.S. travel documents and aid the identification of criminals and suspected terrorists.