SERIOUSLY??? They are telling immigrant parents to pay For DNA tests now?

Wow.  Simply fucking wow.

It is like a fucking Onion article, FFS!

Words fail me...

Immigrant families were told they have to pay for DNA tests the US government is demanding they take before they can be reunited with their children

  • Immigrant families have been told to pay the costs of a DNA test before they can be reunited with the children they were separated from.
  • Four women being held in a shelter in Texas were asked to pay the cost of a test done by an independent contractor, though the government said it foots the bill for those tests.
  • Parents are being asked to pay hundreds of dollars for DNA tests as well as return flights for their children who had been shuttled to different shelters around the country.

Immigrant parents whose children had been shuttled to various shelters around the country as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy at have reportedly been told they must pay for DNA tests in order to be reunited.

Three mothers and an older sister were told by a government contractor that they must foot the bill for a DNA test, the director of immigrant shelter Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. One of the young children is just three-and-a-half years old.

Immigration attorney Iliana Holguin, who works with the shelter, said some of her clients have been ordered to pay $700 to $800 to prove their relationship to the government. That is likely a sum far larger many asylum seekers have at their disposal.

"The government wants the parents to foot the bill for the DNA testing when they're the ones that caused the need for DNA testing," Holguin told The Daily Beast. "It's incredible."

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement coordinates the housing of migrant children and denied claims that parents were being asked to pay for the tests. But the use of a private, unidentified contractor that therefore cannot respond to these claims raises questions about the transparency of the current process.

Business Insider has contacted the Annunciation House and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. We will update this post when we hear back.

The Trump administration began widely administering DNA tests to children in its care after its "zero tolerance" policy saw more than 2,000 children separated from their parents, and in the process lost many of the crucial paperwork needed to identify and track them as they were moved to shelters around the country.

It also follows news that the government requires parents and other family members to pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars for airfares to reunite the children from these shelters.

On Tuesday, a government lawyer said that 1 6 children under the age of 5 have yet to be reunited with their families because the results of their DNA tests are still pending.


Have you called, emailed, text, etc. your Congress people today to tell them you will not vote for them unless they go on record supporting the defunding and dismantlement if ICE?


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Comment by Ron Powell on July 12, 2018 at 8:41pm

Typical Trumpist bullshit... Someone has to profit from a human rights atrocity...

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 13, 2018 at 8:56am

In the Florida law (declared to be unconstitutional) the state demanded all (poor) recipients of federal and state aid admin'd through the for drug tests. This nation revels in its ongoing war on the poor.

May these bastards rot (not burn) in Hell. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on July 14, 2018 at 7:10am

No, I haven't and I should (call my representative.)

"Words fail me."

Your choice of words reminds me of John Goodman's character in the HBO series "Treme" which dealt with the post-Katrina mismanagement by FEMA who became so frustrated that he wrote (remember that he was college professor), "Fuck you, you fucking Fucks!"  His colleagues congratulated for using the word as a verb, noun, and adjective.

Sometimes words just can't do justice to the degree of outrage.

Comment by Mike Shields on July 14, 2018 at 3:07pm

Uncle Sugar should pay for the tests, but if you are in the U.S. illegally you should be immediately deported.

Let's look at the immigration laws of libtard outrage at these. 

‐ "The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?

‐ If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam, and prove they can provide their own health care.

‐ Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal-alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim).

‐ Law-enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal-alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration-enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.

‐ Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’ identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

#page#All of these provisions are enshrined in Mexico’s Ley General de Población (General Law of the Population) and were spotlighted in a 2006 research paper published by the Washington, D.C.–based Center for Security Policy. There’s been no public clamor for “comprehensive immigration reform” in Mexico, however, because pro-illegal-alien speech by outsiders is prohibited.

Consider: Open-borders protesters marched freely at the Capitol building in Arizona, comparing Republican governor Jan Brewer to Hitler, waving Mexican flags, advocating that demonstrators “smash the state,” and holding signs that proclaimed “No human is illegal” and “We have rights.”

But under the Mexican constitution, such political speech by foreigners is banned. Noncitizens cannot “in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.” In fact, a plethora of Mexican statutes enacted by its congress limit the participation of foreign nationals and companies in everything from investment, education, mining, and civil aviation to electric energy and firearms. Foreigners have severely limited (if any) private-property and employment rights.

As for abuse, the Mexican government is notorious for its abuse of Central American illegal aliens who attempt to violate Mexico’s southern border. The Red Cross has protested rampant Mexican police corruption, intimidation, and bribery schemes targeting illegal aliens there for years. Mexico didn’t respond by granting mass amnesty to illegal aliens, as it is demanding that we do. It clamped down on its borders even further. In late 2008, the Mexican government launched an aggressive deportation plan to curtain illegal Cuban immigration and human trafficking through Cancun."


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