US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

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https://www.apnews.com/9e9f240525444c798ac2bd0e64feef93

INTRO: The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily.

The official said the rules would not apply to legal permanent residents or anyone entering the U.S. legally, and children under 14 are exempt, but it’s unclear whether asylum-seekers who come through official crossings will be exempt. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity before the regulations were published.

Homeland Security officials gave a broad outline of the plan to expand DNA collection at the border two weeks ago, but it was unclear then whether asylum-seekers would be included or when it would begin. The new policy would allow the government to amass a trove of biometric data on hundreds of thousands of migrants, raising major privacy concerns and questions about whether such data should be compelled even when a person is not suspected of a crime other than crossing the border illegally. Civil rights groups already have expressed concerns that data could be misused, and the new policy is likely to lead to legal action.

Justice officials hope to have a pilot program in place shortly after the 20-day comment period ends and expand from there, the official said. The new regulations are effective Tuesday. Trump administration officials say they hope to solve more crimes committed by immigrants through the increased collection of DNA from a group that can often slip through the cracks. The Justice official also said it would be a deterrent — the latest step aimed at discouraging migrants from trying to enter the United States between official crossings by adding hurdles to the immigration process.

Currently, officials collect DNA on a much more limited basis — when a migrant is prosecuted in federal court for a criminal offense. That includes illegal crossing, a charge that has affected mostly single adults. Those accompanied by children generally aren’t prosecuted because children can’t be detained.

President Donald Trump and others in his administration often single out crimes committed by immigrants as a reason for stricter border control. But multiple studies have found that people in the United States illegally are less likely to commit crime than U.S. citizens, and legal immigrants are even less likely to do so... (MORE)
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That makes so much sense that it's a wonder it hasn't already been being done.
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Quote:President Donald Trump and others in his administration often single out crimes committed by immigrants as a reason for stricter border control. But multiple studies have found that people in the United States illegally are less likely to commit crime than U.S. citizens, and legal immigrants are even less likely to do so...

Trump is basically a puppet of his xenophobic base, knowing that he was elected by a bunch of racist and latinophobic bigots. That's why you hear horror stories of immigrant rapists and murderers when rape and murder are actually rarer among immigrants than among American citizens. Gotta stoke that fear and hate like a sleazy demagogue.
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(Oct 22, 2019 11:45 PM)Magical Realist Wrote:
Quote:President Donald Trump and others in his administration often single out crimes committed by immigrants as a reason for stricter border control. But multiple studies have found that people in the United States illegally are less likely to commit crime than U.S. citizens, and legal immigrants are even less likely to do so...

Trump is basically a puppet of his xenophobic base, knowing that he was elected by a bunch of racist and latinophobic bigots. That's why you hear horror stories of immigrant rapists and murderers when rape and murder are actually rarer among immigrants than among American citizens. Gotta stoke that fear and hate like a sleazy demagogue.

As usual, more ignorance from you. No one minds LEGAL immigrants, especially if we employ the immigration requirements of Canada, Australia, or even Mexico.

The Permanent Resident (Residente Permanente) visa allows holders to move to Mexico and stay indefinitely, does not require renewal and includes the right to work. You can apply for permanent residency after four years as a temporary resident (no financials are required if you always renew on time) or after two years as a temporary resident, if married to a Mexican citizen.

Requirements:

Choose one of the following options for Retired/ Pension: Proof of investment or bank accounts with an average monthly balance equivalent to approximately US$115,000 for a year or proof of monthly income from pensions in the amount of at least $2,300 USD for a period of six months. The amount needed is tied to the minimum wage so it will fluctuate each year with rises in the posted minimum wage rate as well as exchange rate fluctuations.
You can apply for a permanent visa if you have family ties to a Mexican citizen or a foreigner permanent resident after two years as a temporary resident. If you have a Mexican child, you can go straight from tourist visa to permanent visa.
You can apply for a permanent visa – if you have had a temporary visa for four years – without having to show income, if you renewed on time the last four years.
- https://www.expatsinmexico.com/mexico-immigration/


The temporary visa has income requirements of its own.

DNA could only help prove what percent of capital crimes are committed by illegals. So if you're so sure about the statistics, why not prove it? Could it be that there's no way of knowing who commits a crime if it's not witnessed and no matching DNA is found? Why else would you rail against something that you should believe would only prove your point?
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