The Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would require all travelers – including U.S. citizens – to be photographed when entering or leaving the United States, according to the administration’s regulatory agenda, reports Reuters.
I wonder what Libertarians for Trump think about this.
The tracking of US citizens by the government is one of the most dangerous things a government can do. As Edward Snowden would say, it sets up a turnkey system for totalitarianism.
And don’t think such a plan would stop with international travelers.
The American Civil Liberties Union is good on this one.
Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union, blasted the idea in a written statement.
“Travelers, including U.S. citizens, should not have to submit to invasive biometric scans simply as a condition of exercising their constitutional right to travel,” he said.
Reprinted with permission from TargetLiberty.