DHS to Collect DNA Samples from Detained Immigrants
The Trump administration is developing a federal regulation to gather DNA samples from detained immigrants for FBI criminal databases. This move is part of the administration’s criminalization of migrants and asylum seekers, and greater anti-immigrant and racist sentiment.
ADC’s legal department will be reviewing the regulation with coalition partners to determine how to take action against this dangerous policy.
With ongoing ICE raids and invasion of privacy, the regulation could also impact “suspicious” citizens, violating 4th amendment protections. Make sure you know your rights when interacting with law enforcement: officers cannot enter homes without warrant; and you have the right to remain silent. See the flyers below for more information. Click here to report an incident with our legal team.