CBP kills plan to photograph Americans entering and leaving the US

Customs officials are abandoning a plan to require everyone, including Americans, to submit to a face scan when entering and leaving the country.

Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, was mandated by Congress to create a biometric entry and exit program or a digital method for tracking people by unique physical traits.

A CBP spokesman wrote in an email to the Washington Examiner on Thursday the agency “intends to have the planned regulatory action regarding U.S. citizens removed from the Unified Agenda next time it is published.” The Unified Agenda is a semiannual summary of forthcoming regulations

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