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Immigration Authorities: Tolerance Policy and Dna Testing

immigration authorities: HHS said it's using DNA testing as a backup to confirm the parent-child link and speed up the process, according to CTV. However, Azar warned that entire families may remain in the custody of immigration authorities for extended periods, even those who are claiming asylum. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that his department is ready to reunite children in its care with their parents, starting next Tuesday with those under age 5. Before the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, migrants seeking asylum under U.S. laws were often granted temporary release as their cases were resolved. Of those, about 100 are under five years old. Azar also used a new and much higher number for migrant kids separated from their parents, under 3,000 as compared with the figure of 2,047 he provided at a Senate hearing last week. ( As reported in the news.