DHS wants green card holders' fingerprints (CNET)
non-citizens who hold green cards and are allowed to live in the U.S. -- to be fingerprinted and have their faces photographed by DHS whenever they return from abroad at a U.S. airport or land border entry point.
In fact, the final rule makes it quite clear that the departing Bush Administration sees lawful permanent residents as quite different from U.S. citizens.
"As a legal matter," the rule observes, "LPRs, although allowed to stay and work in the United States permanently, are still 'aliens' and subject to immigration law."
Permanent Resident Card
Permanent residence (United States)