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January 06, 2004

Since Monday, visitors arriving in the United States by air and sea are being fingerprinted and photographed as part of the Homeland Security Department's new biometric surveillance to prevent terrorists from sneaking into the country.

Is the US justified in taking such a step?

Brazil does not think so and retaliated by insisting on photographs and fingerprints of all Americans entering the country.

Should other countries follow suit?

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Number of User Comments: 34

Sub: Comments

Every country has responsibility of protecting its people from any means of harm .And the actions taken by USA is totally justified.It doesn make sense ...

Posted by Rohan

Sub: US Finger printing

I very seriously doubt if the US can catch even one terrorist in this fashion but will wind up with tremendous ill will from the ...

Posted by Gaurav Sharma

Sub: Has US opened a Pandora's box

Americans suffer from this delusion of grandeur that all people other than Americans are crooks. India too should retaliate and start fingerprinting and photographing all ...

Posted by D.Ravindra

Sub: US opened Pandora's box

Yes. Brazil is right. Americans are not the 'owners' of the world! Nor does it it mean that there are no criminals in America.

Posted by Vijay

Sub: Measures,taken by USA in taking fingerprints of visitors etc

The USA has taken the right decision in taking various measures to protect their citizens and residents of the country from the terrorist attacks.It is ...

Posted by David Roberts


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