US-VISIT last week opened a newly remodeled Biometric Support Center (BSC) in
San Diego, Calif. The BSC/West was established in 1995. Initially, it was opened to provide fingerprint verification services to Immigration and Naturalization Service.Â The BSC/West operates 24/7 with a staff of twenty-seven.Â The BSC/West counts the following metrics:
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 54,962 fugitive warrant verifications.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 622,000 fingerprint comparisons in FY 2007.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 81 verifications of unknown deceased subjects in FY 2007.Â