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The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) (formerly US-VISIT)

provides biometric identification services that help federal, state, and local government decision makers accurately identify the people they encounter and determine whether those people pose a risk to the United States.[1]

It also manages (1) the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), which maintains biometric information that DHS collects from nonimmigrants upon their entry into the United States, and (2) the Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS), which tracks and matches arrival and departure records for the purpose of identifying potential overstays.

References Edit

  1. DHS Recruiting and Hiring: DHS Is Generally Filling Mission-Critical Positions, but Could Better Track Costs of Coordinated Recruiting Efforts, at 3 n.5.

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