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Transportation Security Administration

Is TSA using facial recognition technology to profile and deport travelers?

No. TSA is testing biometrics technology at the airport to automate the identify verification portion of the TDC process for all passengers, not for law enforcement or immigration enforcement purposes. Additionally, TSA does not tolerate racial profiling. Profiling is not an effective way to perform security screening, and TSA personnel are trained to treat every passenger with dignity and respect.