U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers inspect vehicles entering the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro boarding crossing in San Ysidro, California, March 1, 2013.
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The U.S. government announced Thursday it is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy San Diego border crossing with Mexico, the latest move to close a longstanding security gap.Up to half of the people in the U.S. illegally are believed to have overstayed their visas.Authorities are using the trial runs to determine which technology, face or eye scans, is the fastest, most accurate and least intrusive in screening people coming and going at all land crossings along the 1,954-mile (3,145-kilometer) border with Mexico.Some 6,000 people leave the United States on foot through the port of entry every day, while about 9,000 pedestrians enter the country through the checkpoint daily.U.S. border officials are trying three different approaches.
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