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U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents β€” also known as green card holders β€” have been exempt from these checks, the existing rules say.

Now, the proposed rule change to include citizens has drawn ire from one of the largest civil liberties groups in the country.

β€œTime and again, the government told the public and members of Congress that U.S. citizens would not be required to submit to this intrusive surveillance technology as a condition of traveling,” said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union .

β€œThis new notice suggests that the government is reneging on what was already an insufficient promise,” he said.

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