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How would this work?

by JP Bill / November 9, 2009 3:29 AM PST

Not very well?

Canadians could face eye scans at border

Washington is turning to the next item on its security agenda: eye scans.

Opponents, however, question the logic and expense of looking for terrorists leaving the country. The Washington Post, which reported the story yesterday, said the program would not operate "for now" at U.S. land borders.

Wouldn't everyone have to stop and prove where they were born? Then they scan Non-Americans?

Stop at Customs of the country you're leaving, then stop at Customs of the country you're entering.

I can see new Customs Buildings be constructed opposite(on the other side of the road) to existing Customs Buildings to check people leaving the country.

Since America is doing it, it only makes sense for Canada to reciprocate.

More lineups.

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I think they should...... but the fallacy
by Angeline Booher / November 9, 2009 4:00 AM PST
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.... reciprocate.

Canadians are as interested in the security of their country as those of us in US are.

However IMO, the fallacy is the length of the border we share. There could be some bent on terrorism who would enter via an "official" entry/exit point. But any of them could cross in either direction atmany places without detection.

I think optic scans are and would be great tools for certain applications.. But having that ability at official sites only offers a false sense of security.

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I can see/understand checking people entering
by JP Bill / November 9, 2009 4:19 AM PST

But leaving...is another story.

Checking people that are leaving is practical for air/sea travel, but checking people traveling by land, I don't think it is practical.

Of course it would create jobs, and inconveniences.

Should be glad they're leaving.

There are drone plans flying the Canada/US border checking isolated areas for people sneaking across the border.

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by Angeline Booher / November 9, 2009 4:31 AM PST

..... if either side of the border is on the lookout for a person/persons, has had them under surveillance, etc., and then loses contact, wouldn't it be helpful to know if they had left the country?

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(NT) what about contacts?
by James Denison / November 9, 2009 10:38 AM PST
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