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Trump admin expands collecting biometric data from migrants

Ursela Ojeda, policy advisor for migrant rights and justice at the Women's Refugee Commission, said she was “extremely concerned” about what the actual definition of a “false family unit” would be. She said migrant families fleeing violence in Central America may not fit the definition of a biological parent and child or legal guardian but may still be a legitimate family.

“In cases like that where the DNA would not necessarily match up, what's going to happen in those situations?” she said.