CBP to Assess Collection of DNA Samples

U.S. Customs and Border Protection initiated Monday a limited, small-scale pilot program to assess the operational impact of proposed regulatory changes that would require the collection of DNA samples from certain individuals in CBP custody.
The pilot program will be limited to the following locations:

  • The U.S. Border Patrol will implement the pilot program in the Detroit Sector.
  • The Office of Field Operations will implement the pilot program at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry in southwestern Texas.