DAILYKENN.com -- Illegal aliens posing as families to bypass imigration procedures have hit a snag. The Trump administration plans to use DNA testing to confirm the veracity of immigrant families.
According to CNN, "Currently, the government can't hold migrant children in detention for more than 20 days, often leading to the release of families -- or groups posing as families -- until their immigration court hearing, a practice President Donald Trump has derided as 'catch and release.'"
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The Department of Homeland Security will start a DNA testing pilot program next week to help identify and prosecute individuals posing as families in an effort to target human smuggling, two department officials confirmed to CNN.
The Rapid DNA testing, as it's known, involves a cheek swab and can, on average, provide results in about 90 minutes, a senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.
The pilot program will run for two to three days in two border locations.
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