The Department of Homeland Security is making a new push to find immigration violators. For the next three months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will test facial recognition technology, but CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave says the trial has some people worried that anonymity could become a thing of the past. The new technology is being used to help identify foreigners who stay in the United States too long.
“We do see people trying to use the legitimate document, but it belonging to someone else, to conceal their identity,” Customs and Border Protection Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner said, “and we are vulnerable to that.” “CBS This Morning” was given rare access to a demonstration of the technology at Washington Dulles International Airport. The technology compares photos in passports with the faces of the people presenting them and rates how likely they are to be a real match. If another person’s passport is presented, the computer catches it in seconds, alerting the officer to investigate further. FULL REPORT