The proposed rule had additionally authorised use of extra kinds of biometric modalities equivalent to palm prints, iris scans, voice recognition and in sure situations DNS. The proposal which additionally enabled assortment of biometrics from minors had come beneath loads of flak.
DHS’s withdrawal of this proposed rule is according to President Joe Biden’s govt order – Resorting Religion in Our Authorized Immigration Programs and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Individuals. It’s geared toward lowering boundaries and burdens within the immigration system.
Nonetheless, DHS will proceed to require submission of biometrics the place acceptable and it stays dedicated to nationwide safety, identification administration, fraud prevention and program integrity, states an official launch.