Nicole Narea, writing for Vox »

The Trump administration plans to vastly expand a program to collect DNA information from migrants in detention and enter it in a database designed to identify criminal suspects, under an upcoming rule from the Department of Justice.

Administration officials say the DNA tests are necessary to determine whether adult migrants and the children they travel with are genetically proven to be a family. They also say the testing is needed to enforce a 2005 law requiring DNA samples be taken from people in federal custody.

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