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DOJ eliminates DHS discretion to exempt certain detained noncitizens from DNA-sample collection

  1. Date Announced

    March 9, 2020

    The Department of Justice issues a rule to eliminate 28 C.F.R. § 28.12(b)(4), a provision that allowed the Secretary of Homeland Security to exempt certain noncitizens from DNA-sample collection when such collection "is not feasible because of operational exigencies or resource limitations." This change makes DNA-sample collection possible, without exception, from "all non-United States persons who are detained under the authority of the United States."

    [ID #238]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 8, 2020
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Border Detention Interior
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE DOJ

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