Immigrants cross the Rio Grande between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, on Monday. Photo: AFP

US to start ‘unprecedented’ DNA testing of migrant families at border to identify adults not travelling with own children

  • Officials say migrants are taking advantage of ‘loopholes’ that let those arriving with a child avoid detention and swift deportation
  • Critics fear programme could lead to separation of legitimate families, including those with adopted children
Topic |   US immigration

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Immigrants cross the Rio Grande between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, on Monday. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on Monday. Photo: AP

US President Donald Trump wants migrants to pay to apply for asylum

  • Number of people caught crossing the border reached its highest level in a decade in March, despite president’s efforts to end a ‘national emergency’
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US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on Monday. Photo: AP
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