Is the USA Violating the Rights of Foreign Nationals?
Robert Mocny the Director of the US Visit program stated that all foreign nationals departing from two airports in the United States will have have their finger prints and pictures taken. The pilot program will be launched in Atlanta Georgia and Detroit Michigan.
The procedure will become mandatory for everyone including USA citizens and foreigners from 2010 onward. American authorities say that the procedure will not make passengers stay at the airports any longer than normal.
The screening process will take up to 1.6 minutes US officials claim.
Until recently, fingerprints were taken only from foreigners holding US entry visas. They received special passport inlays indicating the dates of their stay in the country as a result of the procedure. Now the question is this BIG Brother going to far? It almost sounds like a science fiction movie.
“Once a visa is issued and tied with a biometric, and once a passport is issued and tied to a biometric, that passport or visa cannot be used by anybody else,” Mocny said. “There are tens of millions of lost or stolen passports that circulate the globe on the black market used by international criminals and terrorists. This (biometric verification) puts a stop to that,” Mocny said.
The holders of green cards and the US citizens holding biometric passports will have their prints taken too.
Many people from around the world feel this will bring more problems and harm the image of the USA. Are Americans simply misunderstood around the world?
Critics of the USA claim that Americans are militaristic arrogent bullies. What do you think?
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