Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., joined by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, points to the embedded chip in her passport that contains digital information, as she and other Democrats talk about security measures for Syrian refugees and others coming into the U.S., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., joined by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, points to the embedded chip in her passport that contains digital information, as she and other Democrats talk about security measures for Syrian refugees and others coming into the U.S., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite AP
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., joined by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, points to the embedded chip in her passport that contains digital information, as she and other Democrats talk about security measures for Syrian refugees and others coming into the U.S., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite AP
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