Simplified Arrival is now at the Calexico Port of Entry.
U. S. Customs and Border Protection says the new system is at the pedestrian crossings in Calexico. Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are required for admission into the United States. According to CBP , the process provides travelers with a secure , touchless travel experience while meeting the mandates to biometrically record the entry and exit of non-U.S. citizens. The system uses the biometric facial comparison process at a time and place where travelers are already required to to verify their identity. When a traveler arrives at the pedestrian lanes , or undergoes I-94 processing at Calexico , they will pause for a photo at the primary inspection point. A CBP officer will review and query the travel document , which will retrieve the traveler's passport or visa photo from the database. The phots will be compared for identity. The process takes only a few seconds.