One tactic illegal aliens increasingly use to enter the U.S. and stay is to bring unrelated children with them. But they tell U.S. authorities that the children are family members because they know that this will increase the likelihood that they will be released into the U.S. if they apply for asylum. To crack down on this scam, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a pilot program to do DNA testing to people claiming to be family members. The testing will involve a cheek swab which will provide results within about ninety minutes.
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