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Government Security News February 2017 Digital Edition

Facial biometric

Facial biometric boarding solution by Vision Box being tried at Schipol Airport AMSTERDAM, February 10th, 2017 – Boarding quickly and easily without showing your boarding pass or passport is the goal of the biometric boarding trial in operation at Schiphol Airport. Involving KLM, the three-month initiative intends to test facial recognition to expedite and speed up passenger boarding, recognizing them by their face. At a specially selected gate at the airport, a dedicated kiosk was made available for passengers to register for the trial, by scanning their passport and their boarding pass, as well as enroll their face image. This will allow them to quickly go through a biometric eGate simply looking at a camera, without showing any document. Vision-Box and Schiphol have been working together in the scope of the recently announced framework agreement, developing innovations and creating smart ways of improving ease of travel, speed, and airport processes. As the airport aims to become “Leading Digital Airport” in 2018, Vision-Box was the partner allowing one further step in that direction. It is expected that after the trial, biometric boarding will roll out to more boarding gates at the airport. About Vision-Box Founded in 2001, Vision-Box is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO- compliant standards. The biometric border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and immigration authorities, includes solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios which englobe 38 security check-points, self-boarding gates and automated border control gates. Every second, millions of images are being captured and processed by Vision-Box systems, installed right at the heart of the most prestigious organizations, who trust our biometric identity and digital video management solutions for their critical applications. Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box also delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrollment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers. Starting with the process of identity enrollment, covering the life cycle of a biometric identity document and finally assuring its verification and identification towards the user, Vision-Box’s product portfolio is linked together through a powerful service platform, which orchestrates the trusted chain of identity of the citizen. Vision-Box’s solution portfolio enables the implementation of advanced border management systems, integrated with advanced More on page 43

Statement from Secretary Kelly on recent ICE enforcement actions WASHINGTON, DC – February 14 – Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ICE officers in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio and New York City areas of responsibility arrested more than 680 individuals who pose a threat to public safety, border security or the integrity of our nation’s immigration system. Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges. ICE conducts these kind of targeted enforcement operations regularly and has for many years. The focus of these enforcement operations is consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE’s Fugitive Operations teams on a daily basis. President Trump has been clear in affirming the critical mission of DHS in protecting the nation and directed our Department to focus on removing illegal aliens who have violated our immigration laws, with a specific focus on those who pose a threat to public safety, have been charged with criminal offenses, have committed immigration violations or have been deported and reentered the country illegally. I commend the heroic efforts of the dedicated officers of ICE’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations and those who provided assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as cooperating state and local law enforcement agencies. These professionals put their lives on the line to protect our communities and country. There is no greater calling than to serve and protect our nation – a mission that the men and women of ICE perform 39 with professionalism and courage every single day. Fact Sheets • 190 arrested in Georgia, the Carolinas, during ICE operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives • 235 arrested in six Midwestern states during ICE operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives • ICE arrests 161 in Los Angelesarea operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives • 41 arrested in New York-area ICE operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives • 28 arrested in San Antonio-area ICE operation targeting criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives ICE Fugitive Enforcement Operations