Sunday, December 14, 2008

Will DNA Testing for Immigrant Arrestees be Ruled out in Obama's Administration

Will the DNA testing of immigrant arrestees be abolished by the Obama administration? After all, it will only be in effect for 11 days before he assumes the presidency. If he allows this he will be opening the door to an even further loss of immigrants rights.

New Rule Expands DNA Collection to All People Arrested

Civil Rights Groups Assail Change
By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 12, 2008; Page A02

Immigration and civil liberties groups condemned a new U.S. government policy to collect DNA samples from all noncitizens detained by authorities and all people arrested for federal crimes.

The new Justice Department rule, published Wednesday and effective Jan. 9, dramatically expands a federal law enforcement database of genetic identifiers, which is now limited to storing information about convicted criminals and arrestees from 13 states...more

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