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LA Times reporter Evelyn Larrubia reported that immigrant detainees and those arrested for federal crimes will have DNA samples taken beginning January 9. Samples could be taken at the time of arrest before a conviction is made, much like a fingerprint to determine identification.
The new rules came from the Justice Department this week and is part of a 2005 law, authored by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).
According to the Times:
The law authorizes the department to include pre-conviction DNA samples in its national database, said the change would help prevent …
Mira Jang, another Stabile Fellow from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, published an indepth story on how the U.S. immigrant court system works. Here is an excerpt:
“Once outside the courtroom, the government attorney was visibly upset, speaking quickly and sighing in between breaths. He was not surprised by the outcome, he told a reporter, given the judge’s record of approving almost every asylum case. In fact, he had predicted it, he says. [Terry] Bain’s denial rate of 9.6 percent is the lowest in the country. “I have no respect …
In San Diego, the ACLU lawsuit prompted ICE to move some of the detainees to other detention centers. It also prompted CCA to propose constructing a new facility nearby that would hold four times more detainees. Thus, rather than being penalized for overcrowding, the company may even end up winning a new contract.