DOJ proposes rule to collect DNA samples from immigration detainees

The Department of Justice is proposing new regulations that would authorize Department of Homeland Security to collect DNA sample from foreign nationals who are arrested, charged , convicted, or detained under the authority of the United States. According to the new provisions some non U.S. citizens will be exempt from the sample collection requirements in cases where collection of DNA samples is not feasible because of operational exigencies or resource limitations.

DOJ expects to receive written and electronic comments form public on or before November 12, 2019.

Source: Federal Register