US to expand DNA testing of illegal immigrants
The Trump administration will reportedly begin DNA testing migrants who are detained trying to enter the country illegally, according to the New York Times.This should help law enforcement keep track of the illegals especially if they go on to commit crimes within the US.
The tests will put hundreds of thousands of detained immigrants into a national criminal database and would be a large expansion of the Department of Homeland Security's use of technology to enforce the immigration laws that are currently in place.
The idea has already been implemented on a smaller scale at the southwestern border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents began using rapid DNA testing this summer in order to identify "fraudulent family units," however the testing that will be implemented in the coming weeks will be more comprehensive.