Fingerprinting Foreign Visitors

American Voicesterror ISSUE 40•02 Jan 14, 2004

To improve national security, last week the U.S. began fingerprinting and photographing foreigners arriving at air- and seaports. What do you think?

  • “What? They have fingerprints? Those bastards become more like humans every day.”

    James R. Webb –
    Marine Engineer

  • “They're taking photos? That's useless. Everyone looks like a terrorist in an ID photo.”

    Paula Holt –
    Writer

  • “I've always thought that people should have to jump through more hoops for the privilege of visiting a glorious bastion of freedom and liberty like America.”

    Shirley Crawford –
    Illustrator

  • “This information will come in handy if we ever need to determine exactly who touched the counter at the St. Louis Arch gift shop.”

    Edgar Little –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Why the hubbub? It's not like we're extracting delicious DNA samples from them. Did I say delicious? I meant invasive.”

    Alex Mason –
    Dishwasher

  • “They do the photography and fingerprinting at no charge? America truly is the land of opportunity!”

    Ronald Ramirez –
    Guard