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Facial biometrics catches passport impostor at JFK Airport

– Federal authorities say a 26-year-old woman who arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City was caught using a passport that didn’t belong to her.

When the unidentified woman landed from Mexico City, she presented a United States passport to a Customs and Border protection officer.

The CBP officer suspected that the woman may be an impostor so he took her aside for further inspection.  The officer used a new biometric machine with facial recognition to determine if the passenger was the true bearer of the U.S. passport.