Saturday, May 25, 2019

30 Percent of Illegal Aliens Suspected of Faking Family Ties Were Unrelated, DNA Tests Show

Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times
A pilot rapid DNA-testing program revealed that approximately 30 percent of illegal alien adults suspected of arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border with children who were not theirs were unrelated to the children accompanying them, according to an anonymous source in the program who spoke to The Washington Examiner.
“There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?'” the official told the newspaper. “Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.”
In some of the cases, when the adults were asked to submit to a cheek swab to prove their relation to the children, they refused to do so and admitted they were not related. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administered the tests, which are designed by an American company.
ICE ran the test for several days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will review the results to determine whether to include the program in a comprehensive solution for addressing the border crisis.
“This is certainly not the panacea. It’s one measure,” the official said, adding that in addition to exposing fraudulent claims, the DNA tests help prove that some families are related in cases when DHS officials are unsure.
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