Report: GOP Border Wish List includes Drones, DNA & Voice Scans

In-brief: draft legislation in the U.S. Senate would lean on biometric technologies as well as drones to increase border security. The legislation has not yet been officially introduced, but a draft was published by Ars Technica. 

Ars Technica reports on a draft border security bill in the U.S. Senate that would lean heavily on surveillance and biometric technology. From Ars:

If a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount of surveillance technologies used against immigrants and, in some cases, American citizens traveling to and from the United States.

The bill, known as the “Building America’s Trust Act,” is authored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.). It aims for a “long-term border security and interior enforcement strategy,” according to its summary. However, the senators have yet to formally introduce the text of the bill.

Ars received a draft of the bill and published it before it had been formally introduced in the Senate, so it is unclear what the final form of the bill might look like.

Read more over at Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1146953

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