DHS Announces Proposed Changes to Biometrics Collection

DHS announced it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing expanding department authorities and methods for collecting biometrics. The proposed rule would authorize expanded use of biometrics beyond background checks to include identity verification; use of new techniques, including voice, iris, and facial recognition; and collection of DNA or DNA test results to verify claimed genetic relationship when an applicant or petitioner is unable to provide sufficient documentary evidence to establish the claimed relationship.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20090139.

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