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August 09, 2005

U. S. Borders Test RFID to Monitor Travelers

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun testing immigration documents laced with radio-frequency identification chips at five spots on the Mexican and Canadian borders.

"The goal of the technology is to speed up--if not automate--secure entry and exit of visitors at the nation's ports, according to a Homeland Security press release."

Anne Broache. Feds Test RFID Controls at U.S. Borders. News.com. Aug. 8, 2005.

See also:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. US-VISIT Begins Testing Radio Frequency Identification Technology to Improve Border Security and Travel. (Press Release.) Aug. 8, 2005.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Testing of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology at Land Borders Questions and Answers. (Press Release.) Aug. 8, 2005.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Fact Sheet: Testing of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology at Land Borders. (.pdf) (Press Release.) No date.

Beth Duff-Brown. Homeland Security To Launch RFID Systems At Border Crossings. Yahoo! News. July 28, 2005.

Related:
Jessica M. Vaughan. Modernizing America's Welcome Mat. Center for Immigration Studies. Aug. 2005.

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Posted by Carol Schwartz at August 9, 2005 08:51 AM | Send to a friend! | Topic(s): E-Government, Security, Wireless
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