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SB District Attorney: Make DNA Samples a Condition of Citizenship

San Bernardino County DA Michael Ramos has sent a personal letter to federal officials asking them to make DNA samples a part of the immigration reform conversation.

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.

Lorraine Pozniak January 30, 2013 at 07:50 PM
I'm all for screening out criminals from becoming US citizens, unless they've already paid their debt to society and reformed, but I don't think a DNA sample should be a requirement to obtain citizenship. If I'm not mistaken, DNA is taken at the "Green Card" stage, or maybe even at the "Visa" stage, depending on the circumstances. I sponsored three minors coming into the US to study, and I seem to recall them saying they were swabbed for DNA. I'm an American citizen, born here in the US, and, to my knowledge, my DNA isn't on file anywhere. Or is that what they're preparing us for? Start documenting people who are just coming here, and then get everyone else...
Parrot January 31, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Lorraine I'm not paranoid but as they take 2nd constitutional right. And they tract us by our incomes (IRS) make all banks issue one universal card per person to a social security number next everyone DNA tested and documented for national security They will know who, where and what we are. Good bye. Freedom

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