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Tony Perkins: Jeff Sessions May Use DNA Tests in Border Crisis

Tony Perkins: Jeff Sessions May Use DNA Tests in Border Crisis
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Richard Drew/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:43 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal immigrant adults crossing the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Tuesday.

He interviewed Sessions on his radio show, "Washington Watch," The Daily Caller reported.

"Sessions is talking to congressional members and is hoping for a legislative fix," Perkins said. "The AG wants an immigration policy that is just, fair and enforceable.

"They talked about making sure that these really are the parents of these kids."

Perkins said Sessions told him the objective was "to verify they are parents and not traffickers.

"The reality is if American parents put their kids through what these immigrant parents have done to their kids — they would be charged with child abuse."

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 12,000 children are in the agency's custody after entering the U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen said 10,000 of those children arrived as unaccompanied minors.

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DNA tests might be used to verify the parentage of illegal immigrant adults crossing the southern border with children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Tuesday.
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