In an effort to crack down on human smugglers and illegal immigrants posing as families to get into the United States, the Trump administration will begin DNA testing at the border.
Not only will the Department of Homeland Security seek to identify illegals posing as families, they will prosecute violators as well.
“The Department of Homeland Security will start a DNA testing pilot program next week to help identify and prosecute individuals posing as families in an effort to target human smuggling, two department officials confirmed to CNN,” the outlet reported.
The report added: “The Rapid DNA testing, as it's known, involves a cheek swab and can, on average, provide results in about 90 minutes, a senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.”
Contrary to claims made by the media, DHS recently revealed that immigrant children are being smuggled into the United States to exploit the nation’s immigration laws.
From 2017 to 2018, there has been a 315% increase "in the number of cases of adults with minors fraudulently posing as 'family units' to gain entry” into the United States, according to DHS.
"Cases of 'fake families' are popping up everywhere. And children are being used as pawns," former Homeland Secretary Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen previously said.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said DNA testing is “really the only way that we are going to positively be able to identify these children.”
Liberals were not taking the news well on Tuesday.
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