Wednesday, February 27, 2013

USA Today Editorial duels Op-Ed on biometric exit monitoring system

Border security not just about walls: Our viewUSA Today Editorial Board
A full biometric system plus immigration agents plus court personnel would cost tens of billions that the government doesn't have. But if this year's immigration reform is to prove more effective and durable than those of the past, this would be a good time to face up to the costs.

We can identify those who overstay on visasDavid Heyman, assistant secretary for policy at the Homeland Security Department
Ultimately, biometric exit is not the only exit system that exists. Rather than wait for a time when there is enough funding or capability, we have built and are improving a system that is effective today.