Biometrics used by Coast Guard to ID illegal alien
In one of the first instances of using new federal biometric identification technology, the Coast Guard said it intercepted a person in San Juan, Puerto Rico that had previously been deported after trying to enter the country illegally.
The suspect was aboard a small vessel carrying 13 Dominican migrants that was interdicted 24 miles northwest of Mona Island, Puerto Rico Sunday night.
The suspect was identified using the biometric information and comparing it against US-VISIT’s databases, which includes information about wanted criminals and immigration violators. The suspect was detained along with two other migrants and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol Tuesday. The other 10 migrants were repatriated to La Romana, Dominican Republic.