* Many of the entry procedures in place today at airports and seaports remain unchanged and are familiar to international visitors. When a visitor arrives through an airport or seaport, he or she is enrolled in US-VISIT as part of the primary inspection process. Once land border processing is operational, visitors arriving with a visa at a land border will be enrolled in US VISIT at the secondary inspection area. (This does not initially apply to those Mexicans who use their Border Crossing Cards for trips under 30 days and within the 25-mile border zone.)
* The new, inkless digital fingerscanner is easy to use. Visitors first put the left index finger, then the right index finger on a glass plate that electronically captures their fingerscans.
* Visitors will also look into a camera and their digital picture will be taken.
I'm not so sure if I agree to that. The US makes again and again the mistakes to adhere to let them terrorise themselves. This step will not enhance Americas perception in the world. Other countries had also and continuing threat from terrorism. Now treating anybody non US as a potential terrorist is just typical paranoid.
It's just a continuation of US internal policies, bunkering themselves up from their poor. Everybody is too afraid. I agree with Michael Moore. The biggest threat for an US citizen still comes from inside. You still have the highest murder rate per capita.
Given the Oklahoma city incident, I hardly believe any future terrorist can not find a US citizen nuts enough to mass murder.
Soon everyone in the US which has some money will want a personal body guard?
I think in endeffect this means that the terrorists have won. They have terrorised you enough ..
I have american relatives and been there often, so I don't have inheritly anything against the US. I just think you live in an exagerated climate of fear to be honest.
Not saying life is rosy and shiny where I live, Glasgow. But less fear at least that one is attacked 24/7. My car has been broken into, a murder was down the road. I still don't wear a weapon and have barbed wire and armed security at my gates.