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

  1. Original 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]

    DOJ Final Rule: DNA-Sample Collection From Immigration Detainees
  2. Effective Date

    April 8, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Border Interior Detention
Agencies Affected: ICE DOJ CBP

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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