The Biden administration reportedly will end a familial DNA testing program of families seeking asylum.
Many analysts fear ending the program, which started in 2019, will increase child trafficking by drug cartels who exploit children.
Just the News obtained a Customs and Border Protection agency memo that described the plan to end the DNA testing program.
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— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 22, 2023
Joe Biden is ending DNA testing at the border on May 31, making it far easier for cartels to form fake family units to exploit our asylum laws and traffic kids.
350,000 unaccompanied minors have already come across Joe Biden's open border since 2021
85,000 of those children…
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 23, 2023
“Inexcusable. Biden is becoming the chief architect of child trafficking from the border,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) tweeted.
Biden is becoming the chief architect of child trafficking from the border. https://t.co/3Q7ME925W2
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) May 23, 2023
Just the News reported:
Former Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said the move will fundamentally endanger children trying to cross the border and open the doors to sweeping new illegal immigration.
“All of this is designed to figure out how to get more and more of these individuals in here quicker,” he said, arguing that removing such testing allows “more and more individuals through border patrol facilities quicker.”
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, testing at the border began in 2019 under Trump’s Department of Homeland Security.
The agency launched a pilot testing program to determine parentage in potentially fraudulent family units.
In January 2020, a court order was established to require such testing, amid evidence drug cartels and others were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal migrants across the border.
But in the memo, sent to frontline border agents over the weekend, Customs and Border Patrol announced it was ending the testing when its contract with a vendor ends this month.
“The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) familial DNA contract with BODE Technologies will end on May 31, 2023 and all familial DNA testing will conclude on that date,” the memo reads.
Read the memo below:
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