A recent DHS report titled the “CBP Trade and Travel Report” reads like an instruction manual on how to exploit the public’s fear of COVID. The report is a perfect example of how the Feds used the pandemic as an excuse to install facial recognition cameras across the country.
The CBP has used the pandemic to embark on “transformative biometric measures” to enroll more Americans into their “Trusted Traveler” database. he CBP’s biometric Trusted Traveler program is now being used in 76 airports. In two years, the CBP’s Global Entry Facial Comparison program has expanded to 20 international airports in the U.S. However, since 2018, the CBP has used facial recognition to ID a grand total of 7 imposters who tried getting into the United States.