On August 25, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the postponement of the commencement of the H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Pilot Program. The program was initially scheduled to begin on August 1, 2009, but will now take effect on December 8, 2009. The pilot program is a new land-border exit system in place at certain designated ports of entry (San Luis, Arizona and Douglas, Arizona). Under the program, an alien admitted in H-2A temporary agricultural worker or H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker status at a participating port of entry must also depart from a participating port of entry and present designated biographic and biometric information upon departure. CBP explained that the postponement of the start of the program was necessary to ensure that the kiosks to be used to capture biographic and biometric information are fully operational.