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New DNA pilot program launched at Border Patrol

YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY)-The U.S. government launched a pilot program to collect DNA from people in immigration custody.

That DNA will then be submitted into a database with the FBI.

The new plan is to expand this program across its entire borders with Mexico and Canada. The data would go into a massive criminal database run by the FBI that would be held indefinitely.

However, immigration attorney's, immigration advocacy leaders are calling this new program intrusive and a violation of human rights.

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Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia joined KYMA in early September of 2018 as a multimedia journalist.

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