Timeline for entries tagged “Civil Liberties”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

January 3, 2020

  • CBP and ICE launch a pilot program to collect DNA of U.S. citizens, permanent residents holding a “green card,” asylum seekers, and people entering the country without authorization when detained by Border Patrol. Starting January 13, CBP will collect swabs from people apprehended at the Canadian border near Detroit, Michigan, and at the official port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas. The pilot program will last 90 days, subjects as young as 14 will be tested, and there are plans to expand nationwide.

Tags: CBP, Civil Liberties, Del Rio, ICE