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Border Patrol Rolls Out Pilot Program to Collect DNA From Migrant Workers

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is beginning a pilot program to collect DNA from some migrants.

CBP’s “limited, small-scale pilot program” will last 90 days in two locations and allow DNA to be taken from “certain individuals” in custody, according to a news release.

Border Patrol will collect DNA from those between 14 and 79 years old who are apprehended and processed in the Detroit Sector and those who present at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry in southwest Texas.

Non-U.S. citizens detained by government agencies, including by the CBP, would be required to enter their DNA into CODIS, with the DOJ amendment.

Curated from The Hill

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