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 October 3, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

From the just-when-you-think-our-government-couldn’t-be-any-more-despicable dept., Caitlin Dickerson reports:

The Trump administration is moving to collect DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people booked into federal immigration custody each year and to enter the results into a national criminal database, an immense expansion of the use of technology to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that the Justice Department was developing a federal regulation that would give immigration officers the authority to collect DNA in detention facilities across the country that are currently holding more than 40,000 people.

Read more on The New York Times.

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