U.S. Seeks to Expand Biometric Data It Collects From Immigrants

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2020
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WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security said it would propose expanding the types of biometric information that immigrants may need to submit with their applications, possibly including iris scans, voice recordings and DNA samples.

The proposal, which DHS said it would release within days, would also allow the government to require that biometric data be submitted with any sort of immigration application, including from U.S. citizens who are sponsoring relatives from abroad to immigrate to the U.S.

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