Aug 25 2004
DHS Adds To and Amends Its List of US-VISIT Ports of Entry
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has added six new ports of entry to its list of ports of entry designated under the US-VISIT program. These six new ports of entry are: Albany International Airport (New York), St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (Florida), Port Everglades Seaport (Florida), Andrews Air Force Base (Maryland), New York City Seaport (New York), and Port Canaveral, Terminal 10 (Florida).
In addition, DHS has removed the following ports of entry from its list of intended US-VISIT locations due to error: Agana International Airport (Agana, Guam) and McCarren International Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada). In place of these two ports of entry, DHS intends to implement US-VISIT at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (Washington) and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport (Florida).
The US-VISIT program is an automated entry-exit system that records both the arrival and departure of aliens; verifies their identities; and authenticates their travel documents by comparing biometric identifiers.