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Visa free US access to be removed unless US gets countries Biometric Data


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,935 ✭✭✭✭bnt

    According to this article, the answer is yes:

    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is touting ‘Enhanced Border Security Agreements’, offering access to its vast biometric databanks in exchange for other states reciprocating. Reports suggest the UK is already participating, although there is no official confirmation of this.

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,805 Mod ✭✭✭✭Raichu

  • Registered Users Posts: 728 ✭✭✭20Wheel

    Thatll go down well back home in freedomville.

    Putin is a dictator. Putin should face justice at the Hague. All good Russians should work to depose Putin. Russias war in Ukraine is illegal and morally wrong.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 wayoutwhest

    Visa-free access to the US is something I could very easily live without, very very easily

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,805 Mod ✭✭✭✭Raichu

    Yeah, but less easy for people who travel frequently.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,133 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran

    The statement was querying if the US would reciprocate with its own biometrics. BNT accurately responded to the statement. Whether you are the UK was not a factor in the exchange.

  • Registered Users Posts: 682 ✭✭✭Oscar Madison

    It's not the U.S. electorate who are at fault but those who put these candidates in place for election!

    It's a control system now to limit the powers of a President. The real powers do not want another

    President Kennedy who was eventually removed because he didn't listen or do as he expected to do!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭tinytobe

    And when is the EU finally going to require biometric data from travellers form the US? - and this together with some electronic travel authority for a fee? They've been talking about it for years ( at least the Schengen countries, which Ireland isn't part of), but never implemented it.

    If the US does it, then the EU should follow suit.

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