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CBP reportedly starts fingerprinting some children under age 14

  1. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 24, 2019
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

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