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Proposal to collect DNA from immigrants too Orwellian

| February 6, 2013

The following is an excerpt.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos goes too far – too deep into Orwellian territory — in proposing that undocumented immigrants be required to submit DNA samples as a condition of staying in the United States.

Ramos is a good prosecutor and district attorney, respected enough by his peers to be a past president of the California District Attorneys Association and a current board member of the National District Attorneys Association. He is a staunch defender of victims’ rights and works hard on gang suppression.

He views the collection of DNA as a tool that is available to law enforcement, and so should be used to catch bad guys. That’s his job.

From a societal standpoint, it’s a bad idea.

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