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04/08/2013 06:25 pm ET

Biometric Data Will Be Collected At Immigration Offices Starting In May

Beginning in May, going to federal immigration offices will feel more like going through an airport security system.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the arm of Homeland Security that handles such things as naturalization and permanent residency, or “green cards,” announced Monday that next month it would implement the Customer Identity Verification, or CIV, at its field offices.

The new system will require people to submit biometric data such as fingerprints and photographs, as well as government-issued documentation, when going to immigration offices to conduct business.

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