Comment Template for Proposed Biometrics Rule (comment by 10/13/20)

  • Organization: Amnesty International USA, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, October 05, 2020
  • Attachment(s): LINK

"A few weeks ago, the Trump administration proposed a terrifying new rule that, if implemented, would propel mass surveillance of immigrants and their family members through the continuous collection of a vast array of biometric data. Among other things, the rule:

  • Makes invasive, continuous, and sweeping data collection about immigrants the norm;
  • Massively expands the scope of data collected about immigrants and their loved ones;
  • Requires U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to submit to DNA tests and other invasive biometrics collection; and
  • Forces survivors of domestic violence and trafficking to submit to invasive biometrics collection."
  • Other Immigration
  • Identification Issues
  • Enforcement