In this photo, supplied by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. David Burns, center, displays a handheld device used to take digital fingerprints and photographs at sea of migrants and smugglers they intercept,  as he speaks to the media during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 in Miami Beach, Fla. Joining Burns during the news conference are U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Director of Field Operations Roderick Blanchard, left rear, and Coast Guard Adm.l David Kunkel. U.S. officials announced Wednesday the planned expansion of a test program that used advanced biometrics technology to identify hundreds of migrants attempting to make the dangerous ocean crossing between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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In this photo, supplied by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. David Burns, center, displays a handheld device used to take digital fingerprints and photographs at sea of migrants and smugglers they intercept, as he speaks to the media during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 in Miami Beach, Fla. Joining Burns during the news conference are U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Director of Field Operations Roderick Blanchard, left rear, and Coast Guard Adm.l David Kunkel. U.S. officials announced Wednesday the planned expansion of a test program that used advanced biometrics technology to identify hundreds of migrants attempting to make the dangerous ocean crossing between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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