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CBP announces pilot program to collect DNA samples will become fully operational

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 3, 2020

    CBP announced that the pilot programs it began in January 2020 to assess collection of DNA samples from certain individuals in CBP custody have provided the information it needs to implement nationwide collection. The collection program will reach full operation by December 31, 2020.

    [ID #1218]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 31, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Detention
Agencies Affected: CBP

Prior Policies

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection will initiate a limited, small-scale pilot program to assess the operational impact of proposed regulatory changes that would require the collection of DNA samples from certain individuals in CBP custody.

    The pilot program will be limited to the following locations:                                                                                                                                                                

    • The U.S. Border Patrol will implement the pilot program in the Detroit Sector.
    • The Office of Field Operations will implement the pilot program at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry in southwestern Texas. 

    CBP to Assess Collection of DNA Samples

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