Migrants coming into the U.S. need to be vetted and tracked for the safety and security of our nation. President Joe Biden’s administration is about to make that even more difficult, however.
The Biden administration is set to end the data collection proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration, Breitbart reported. Previously, the government sought to collect DNA, voiceprints, eye scans, and photos to be used for facial recognition technology from those crossing the border.
These biometrics markers were meant as a way to better vet immigrants coming into the U.S. and ensure the children they were bringing with them were related to them. The September proposal would have linked obtaining green cards and other benefits with the collection of that data as well.
The aim of the measure was to verify familial relationships with minors accompanied over the border to keep families together and protect exploited children. By knowing DNA relationships, it would ensure children being brought across the border were not being used as pawns only to be discarded later.
Currently, the only requirement has been fingerprinting and an identification photo for all migrants over the age of 14. The proposal would have required the biometric information for migrants, their citizen sponsors, and potentially children under 14 as well.
Although Democrats were fixated on children being separated from adults at the border during Trump’s term, it doesn’t seem they want to do anything about the underlying problem now. While some children are part of families seeking a better life, others are used and even abandoned by these adult asylum seekers.
Biden has rolled out the welcome mat for illegal immigrants and has even mulled giving reparations to 1,000 illegal immigrants deported under the previous administration. This will only compound the current problem, but that almost seems like the aim.
Democrats want more illegal immigrants because they’re an impoverished group whom they can lavish benefits on, securing their future votes for life. Republicans see the problems with illegal immigration that are myriad and want to at least protect migrant children who are so easily used and abused by adults seeking a way into the U.S.