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Medical Students Against the Mandatory DNA Collection of Immigrants for Non-Violent Crimes: A Rally

On October 21st, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a ruling to mandate DNA collection of immigrants who come between official entry points by “strik[ing] a provision authorizing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exempt from the sample-collection requirement certain aliens from whom collection of DNA samples is not feasible.” As medical students and human beings, we are strongly opposed to the mandatory collection of DNA from immigrants. DNA is highly intimate medical information. Mandatory DNA collection is an infringement of human rights. More so, it is reckless to require an agency to collect DNA when they do not have the resources and operation to appropriately colle

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