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CBP reportedly starts fingerprinting some children under age 14

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 24, 2019

    Press reports that according to a senior DHS official, US Border Patrol has begun fingerprinting some migrant children 14 and younger because of increased concern about fraud and the trafficking of children. The agency issued guidance to the field in April to allow for the fingerprinting of children, which is being done on a case-by-case basis in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas when trafficking is suspected. [ID #76]

    Press report: US Border Patrol begins fingerprinting children under 14 years old
  2. Effective Date

    April 24, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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