The Trump administration has started forcibly collecting DNA samples from immigrants in detention and sending that information to an FBI criminal database called the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) for permanent storage. Officials say this is a crime-fighting move. In reality, it is mass surveillance.
In 2005, Congress passed the DNA Fingerprint Act, requiring genetic testing of anyone arrested for a federal crime, regardless of whether they're eventually charged and convicted. The Supreme...
Two new books, Jia Lynn Yang’s “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide” and Adam Goodman’s “The Deportation Machine,” take very different approaches to the immigration question.
Pandemic or not, immigrants’ work has always been essential.