DHS Preps Rule To Collect More Biometrics From Immigrants

By Suzanne Monyak (December 16, 2020, 7:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday advanced a proposal to expand biometrics collections for immigrants and their American sponsors, amid criticism that the policy would threaten privacy rights.

The department sent the finalized version of the rule to the White House budget office, paving the way for the policy to potentially take effect before the end of President Donald Trump's time in office as part of the administration's lame-duck push to cement its immigration agenda.

Under the proposed rule, released in September, the government would collect more types of biometric data from immigrants — including iris scans and facial...

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