DP is investigating ICE DNA practices during processing since the DOJ issued its final rule to collect DNA from people in immigration custody and other possible policy changes. If you have any information on examples of people who have been swabbed for DNA in connection with an arrest by DHS, and particularly ICE, please contact us via the webform below.
IDP submitted a comment in response to the proposed rule issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), titled Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. IDP strongly opposed the proposed rule and urged that it be withdrawn.
IDP is also part of a campaign to pass state legislation to ban rogue DNA databases (Senate Bill 1347). This bill would curtail reckless and harmful DNA collection that is happening across the State, and, most egregiously, in New York City. See IDP’s memo of support.
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