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US Proposal to Collect DNA from Detained Immigrants Violates Privacy Rights

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Human Rights Watch Submits Comments on Proposed Rule on DNA-Sample Collection from Immigration Detainees The following is Human Rights Watch’s comment in response to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed rule, “DNA-Sample Collection From Immigration Detainees,” published October 22, 2019 (Docket No. DOJ-OAG-2019-0004). Human Rights Watch urges that the proposed rule be withdrawn because it will violate the privacy rights of hundreds of thousands of people, including children and asylum-seekers, and authorize a program of searches that violate the Fourth Amendment. Human Rights Watch has documented…

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