Airport Screening

  • A Transportation Security Administration arm patch and shield is seen at Los Angeles International Airport
    July 15, 2017  

    The Department of Homeland Security is scanning the faces of some passengers on international flights at six airports in an attempt to catch immigrants overstaying their visas. While government officials say they are not keeping biometric data of U.S. citizens, privacy advocates are skeptical. Associated Press reporter Frank Bajak joins Hari Sreenivasan from Houston. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2014   BY  

    Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Those guidelines are being announced by the Obama administration in coming days and would restrict the ability of numerous federal agencies to take into account factors including religion and national origin during investigations, officials say. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2005   BY  

    Airport screeners will increase random searches of passengers and focus more on detecting explosives, while loosening restrictions on what passengers can carry on board aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration announced Friday. Continue reading