DHS Announces Program to ILLEGALLY Scan Our Faces—And They’re Forcing Us to Pay For It

By Rachel Blevins

As TSA agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Department of Homeland Security is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Americans’ faces.

A study conducted by Georgetown Law’s Center for Privacy and Technology looked at the biometric scanners that are creating an inventory of the faces of individuals leaving the country at airports across the United States. While they are only at certain major airports right now, the full implementation of these scanners could cost Americans up to $1 billion.

The study noted that while the “9/11 Response and Biometric Exit Account” created by Congress has the funds for the program, “neither Congress nor DHS has ever justified the need for the program.”

In addition to the fact that Congress has never provided a reason why the system is needed in the U.S., the study claimed that DHS has “repeatedly questioned ‘the additional value biometric air exit would provide’ compared with the status quo and the ‘overall value and cost of a biometric air exit capability,’ even as it has worked to build it.”

Not only is a government agency pouring $1 billion into a program to increase the country’s security measures even though it lacks full confidence, and has no evidence that the program it is implementing will do so, there is also the fact that the program requires Americans to give up their civil liberties, and it has never been explicitly authorized by the government. As the researchers from Georgetown Law noted:

DHS’ biometric exit program also stands on shaky legal ground. Congress has repeatedly ordered the collection of biometrics from foreign nationals at the border, but has never clearly authorized the border collection of biometrics from American citizens using face recognition technology. Without explicit authorization, DHS should not be scanning the faces of Americans as they depart on international flights—but DHS is doing it anyway. DHS also is failing to comply with a federal law requiring it to conduct a rulemaking process to implement the airport face scanning program—a process that DHS has not even started.

The study also found that the biometric scanners used by DHS are not reliable, and often make mistakes. In fact, “according to DHS’ own data, DHS’ face recognition systems erroneously reject as many as 1 in 25 travelers using valid credentials.” This means that at the country’s busiest airports, more than 1,500 travelers could be wrongfully denied boarding in a single day.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, while the biometric scanners are currently located at the major airports in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, New York City and the District of Columbia, DHS has made it clear that they plan to roll this program out nationwide by January 2018.

Sens. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, criticized the privacy implications, and called for Homeland Security to halt the facial recognition scanning program in a letter to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson:

We request that DHS stop the expansion of this program, and provide Congress with its explicit statutory authority to use and expand a biometric exit program on U.S. citizens. If there is no specific authorization, then we request an explanation for why DHS believes it has the authority to proceed without congressional approval. Additionally, we ask that you address a number of our privacy concerns with the program.

Markey told The Hill that DHS should never have started testing and implementing the biometric scanners without first receiving congressional approval, and the United States Congress should take the time to weigh the implications of the program before handing the department a blank check.

When American citizens travel by air internationally, they should not have to choose between privacy and security,” Markey said. “The implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s facial recognition scanning program for passengers leaving the country raises a number of concerns around accuracy, transparency and basic necessity.”

Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.


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28 Comments on "DHS Announces Program to ILLEGALLY Scan Our Faces—And They’re Forcing Us to Pay For It"

  1. Grace by Faith | December 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Reply

    We don’t have to pay for it because income tax is totally voluntary; there is no law, code, act, or statue requiring income tax. But that doesn’t mean the IRS won’t prosecute you, and win, because the IRS is really the IMF owned by the UN, and according to them, the USA is bankrupt and we’re liable to them for the nation’s debt – and they will do their damnedest to make you pay as much as they can.

    If you do stop paying income tax, after six years, you can’t go to jail for not paying taxes, but you can still be fined, because the whole thing’s nothing but one big, fat fraud.

    The study by Georgetown University is also BS because Georgetown is a Jesuit institution, and Jesuits take an oath to dissemble, to lie, pretend they’re something they’re not, and to wage war against everyone who does not bow to the Pope.

    *The IRS is not a U.S. government agency. It is an agency of the IMF. Diversified Metal Products v. IRS et al. CV-93-405E-EJE U.S.D.C.D.I, Public Law 94-564, Senate report 94-1148 pg. 5967, Reorganization Plan No. 26, Public Law 102-391. (1996)

    *The IMF is an agency of the U.N. Black’s Law Dictionary 6th Ed. p. 816.

    *The United States has not had a Treasury since 1921. 41 Stat. Ch. 214 p. 654.

    *The U.S. Treasury is now the IMF. Presidential Documents Volume 29 – No. 4 p. 113, 22 U.S.C. 285-288.

    • Thanks for the references. I’ll file them. These and jury nullification might prove of valued use.

      • You’re most welcome. Careful with jury nullification, they hate that almost as much as when you cleverly never identify yourself as your plastic card with your picture and your name in caps, or your birth certificate, which are the only ways they can claim jurisdiction over you and make you cross the bar (never cross the bar, if you do, you’re in their jurisdiction and they can and will do whatever they want to you).

        Your license with your name in caps, and your birth certificate with your name in caps represent the government owned and operated cestui que trust account they created from your birth registration, and if you don’t give that hearsay evidence against yourself to attach you to that account, they can’t even see you, let alone terrorize you. Birth certificates are hearsay evidence because we weren’t developed enough then to know the date – we have no personal recollection or knowledge of when we were born. See how nefarious their admiralty/martial law is, and how simple and literal it all is? Perception is key.

        I’d love to see people aware enough so they don’t ever serve on juries, because that would disappear the consent they require to pass judgment and charge your trust account. (manufactured consent, because juries are given rules to follow which contaminate their verdicts) And they must provide a jury if you ask for one, so there’s no escape for them. Personally, I never go into their kangaroo courts, but am prepared to make them look like fools if they ever kidnap, bind, cage, and rob me, and put me in front of the clerk pretending to be a judge. 😉 Yeah, I’ll probably be caged, but it will be well worth it to expose the judge as a big, fat fraud.

        • Free Man (NOT) | December 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Reply

          Not only will you be kicked off the jury pool for mentioning jury nullification, but in many jurisdictions you will be arrested.
          This has happened many times.
          Use nullification; just don’t tell anyone.

        • Quite a scoundrel, you! *chuckling* You might find me caged as well. They might toss around a word like terrorist regarding me. Maybe call me anarchist, say I want might to equal right. Pfft. Let me do this quick.

          Fire fighters fight fire to extinguish it. What then do freedom fighters fight? 😉 There ya go. I enjoy true objective freedom, not the one corporate UNITED STATES tries selling or bombing you to take, true freedom. Part of my mind got lost about two hundred or so years ago when they declared independence. Not been right or left since. 🙂

          I know, they’ll cage me for my droll humor and respite I find in puny words. Oh well, you’ll not walk alone.

    • It is sad that most people don’t know what the hell you have written. I for one am very well aware of everything you have written. It took me a couple of years to figure it all out from research and reading. I want to say thanks for posting what you wrote and what you learned and to put it all out there for people to see and read !!!!!.

      • My pleasure! So happy to find others that know this and can see through the lies, deceit and stage plays practically instantly now. When we learn the real nature of the law that binds us, everything changes! This is the sort of stuff that wakes people up, because it comes from the law, law dictionaries, presidential documents and the like so it can’t be argued. It is inarguable fact, and probably the only thing no one can call a conspiracy theory – even though it is a massive conspiracy. This stuff can cause such extreme cognitive dissonance though, that it can send people straight into denial (inaction) because the truth is just too painful to process. God bless and Happy New Year!

        • There is so much to learn and underdstand at times. Proper early truthful education and having a sound foundation of morals and history prepares one to accept and understand the truth. I’m 55 and still learning things everyday , wether it would be religion, politics, history , the learning never stops… Your words are spot on. I’m glad I had a chance to read your texts. Thank you for saying it how it is and as it is. God-bless you and your family and I have a great forthcoming New Year!!!!!.

          • Grace by Faith | December 31, 2017 at 11:22 am |

            Niko, backatcha! I don’t make videos, so no need to sub, but I post a lot of this stuff at the Discussion tab on my channel’s home page, channel name same as my handle here. There are over 100 posts about the law, case law, presidential and congressional record, international treaties, etc. So come by and check it out! May the Lord God Almighty bless you and yours, and Happy Gregorian (Roman) New Year!

  2. Psychic Warrior | December 30, 2017 at 8:01 am | Reply

    Once this is implemented and US goes cashless; you will have to surrender your cash or be apprehended. The India change over and the Russian adoption and eventually China will bind everyone into the one world capitalist/communist banking scenario making countries obsolete. You will be a criminal for having cash on your person; so much for those who horde cash outside mandated banking. Enslaving the planet to this paradigm is a prerequisite for the coming overt appearance on the planet by our Reptilian Overlords. In the past this was achieved by creating the god concept and religion; now it will be through centralized banking. The extraterrestrial/military/industrial/complex is alive and well inside your mind.

  3. If you have been to Walmart, you have already been scanned by the DHS…

  4. The US Government was the perpetrator of 911.

    • Incorrect. (Some of) gov aided and abetted the TRUE perps, whose base(s) of operations are in NYC, City of London, TelAviv and Riyadh. Get a clue, gazoo.

      • Grace by Faith | January 13, 2018 at 8:33 am | Reply

        You keep telling gazoo to get a clue, but appear not to have one yourself. There it s a triumverate of power that rules the world and is trying create a NWO. You got the Roman City of London correct, a sovereign nation apart from England, which is the financial branch (IMF, IRS, BIS, UN, Rothschilds, zionists, etc.), Washington, DC, a Roman sovereign nation apart from the (e)states, is the military branch (and why this nation has been at war all but nine years since its inception) which was originally called Rome, Maryland (Mary Land, get it? With Virginia to its west, Virgin Mary), and Vatican City, a sovereign nation apart from Italy is the temporal branch, supposedly (but not) secular, what we can think, and what we can do (all our laws are Roman Canon civil laws, or the law of the sea – The Holy See). They are attempting to resurrect the Holy Roman Empire.

        It’s one thing to have your opinion about the truth, but it’s yet another to call someone names because they don’t agree with you. Here’s some proof from the Treaty of Paris, 1783, note this is seven years after we supposedly gained independence from Britain. This is the header, and the description of King George III of Britain:

        In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity.

        It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the Hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, Arch- Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc.. and of the United States of America…

        We never gained independence, we are in dependence, or dependent on Britain, and the City of London, as the sovereign is arch-treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire, handles the Vatican’s finances.

    • DHS n TSA, the Cheka reborn

    • Yes so true and yet so many cant see it. I am not sure of this article but there is a group of people taking the likes of Cheney Brennan Mueller Bushes and Obama etc to court in the Northern District of Nevada.
      Love to know if its legit.

      docdroid.net/zmVDhA4/d2-peter-munk-george-soros-cheney-paul-wolfowitz-hwbush-gwbush-john-kerry-clinton-september-11-attack.pdf

    • Got blocked for some reason but I did get it on DuckDuckgo.
      Yes so true and yet so many cant see it. I am not sure of this article but there is a group of people taking the likes of Cheney Brennan Mueller Bushes and Obama etc to court in the Northern District of Nevada.
      Love to know if its legit.

    • The TRUE perps were/are in (City of) London, {Tel*aviv}, and Riyadh (with a little help from a few bad apples in NYC and DC). Get a clue Mr. Gazoo.

      • You obviously don’t know anything about Freemasons. 911 was planned years before the WTC were even constructed. Do you know what the Hidden Hand of History is ? Do you know about Saturn and Satanism ? Do you know the significance of the number 911 ?

  5. DHS can scan my brown eye. That’s all they will get.

  6. The only facial recognition needed is a face with a beard carrying a Quran.

  7. I can tell you this they are already doing this they are not asking permission they are creating a data bank … every store you go to has a quick flash that goes off it is so fast you might not notice it . I noticed that when I was at super high end store .. and I watched from a distance as this women with little kids got flashed then at another store at the entrance I noticed some people were flashed . George Orwell 1984 is alive and well

  8. My friend challenged that organization in court and in the last few hours they cancelled and just wrote it off, so I now believe it is just some low down silly organization created by some silly, retarded, greedy low life people .. no different than gang members but at least gang members have a code

  9. It’s becoming more obvious that the tsa, and dhs, are like the Cheka, a Jewish Bolshevic spy organization, which aims to oppress, and control people in a totalitarian manner.

  10. DHS, and TSA, are like the Cheka, a Jewish Bolshevic spy organization, and with high tech, much more dangerous and oppressive.

  11. Will be used to deport illegals as well. Sell people on that and they will sign up in droves.

  12. Alleged-Comment | December 31, 2017 at 3:06 am | Reply

    THIS wouldn’t happen if you SUPPORTED the bureaucracy, right? So, why do you support it to the tune of millions of dollars a minute and hundred of thousands of bureaucrats and trillions in taxes??

    So you must like it. In fact are addicted to it to WASTE money like that. Admit your a bureaucrat addict and need help.

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