San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos has sent a personal letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senator Harry Reid asking they consider requiring a DNA sample from those applying for citizenship in the US.
“We currently require immigrants to provide fingerprints for an FBI background check before receiving certain benefits,” Ramos wrote. “Requiring a DNA sample from applicants for immigration for the purpose of running it against CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) to identify criminals is a common sense hedge against criminals entering the US.”
Ramos’ letter was dated Jan. 28, a day before President Barack Obama publicly addressed immigration reform from Las Vegas and a day after a bipartisan group of senators, who are being referred to as the Gang of Eight, revealed their own recommendations for reform.
“Immigration reform’s time has come,” Ramos wrote. “We have the technology and protocols to keep known criminals from becoming US citizens.
The entire pdf of the letter is included with the article. It can be found in the same area as the video shown above.