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Trump plans to collect DNA from nearly a million immigrants despite charges it violates privacy

Pilot projects could lead to the Trump administration storing genetic material from children as young as 14 years old in the name of fighting crime.

By Alex Ellerbeck, Center for Public Integrity
A group of migrants is ushered by volunteers to the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center across the street from the McAllen Central Station in downtown McAllen on June 25, 2019.

To fight crime?

“Creepy” and “discriminatory”

A serial killer

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