Imagine that! DNA tests conducted at the border are coming up negative.

Government's DNA testing turns up surprises in family reunification process

FILE -U.S. Border Patrol agents load a migrant from Guatemala into a van after he was caught trying to enter the United States illegally, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government's DNA testing of migrant families separated at the Southwest border has turned up some surprises.

A Health and Human Services official said Tuesday that in two cases adults who thought they were parents of a child were determined not to be by DNA testing.

Chris Meekins is helping to direct the court-ordered family reunifications of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. He says the adults "may not realize they're not the biological parent."

It was unclear how the surprises would be dealt with.

The government is using DNA testing - done by swabbing inside the cheek - along with documentation such as birth certificates and passports to reunite children with parents.


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Comment by james ha on Wednesday

maybe the weak minded fools in this case are the parents whose beany babies were switched at birth. they really do all look alike.

Comment by Old Denmark on Wednesday

I agree Nazda the whole world considers the west as a free for all gift shop full of weak minded fools.

Comment by Nazda Pokmov on Wednesday

I say the alleged parents who turn out NOT to be related to the kids.....they need to be charged with HUMAN TRAFFICKING!!!  and spend a few years in prison for this crime... Maybe that will deter the child smugglers from this practice!!!!!

Comment by james ha on Wednesday

""in two cases adults who thought they were parents of a child were determined not to be by DNA testing.""

surprise! well, in the parent's defense they do all look alike.

Comment by Boris Badenov on Wednesday


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