DHS to Expand DNA Tests on Migrants

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30 August 2019
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The Department of Homeland Security is drafting plans to greatly expand DNA identification of migrants who plead for asylum or try to sneak across the border, according to Buzzfeed News....

The DNA testing would build on pilot projects which are being used by officials to confirm or refute relationship claims made by adults who bring children to the border. Border officials say those DNA tests have revealed dozens of cases where adults were bringing someone else’s child to help trigger the Flores catch and release loophole.
The DNA testing would improve the border agencies’ policy of identifying migrants by their fingerprints, said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.
“They already take their fingerprints, and so this is a more effective way to identify a person … and fraudulent claims of family relationships,” he told Breitbart...