Air Transport Assn. and IATA this week protested a new US government proposal that airlines be made responsible for collecting fingerprint data from foreign nationals exiting the US, with IATA saying that "airline counter staff are not a substitute for trained border patrol officers." ATA said, "This is an industry in crisis, and adding the Dept. of Homeland Security $3.5 billion proposal--which we have every reason to believe, from experience, will actually be higher--on top of the ...

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