You are here

DHS/ALL/PIA-080 CBP and ICE DNA Collection

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as federal law enforcement agencies, are statutorily mandated to collect deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from certain individuals who come into their custody. CBP and ICE will begin to collect DNA from persons who are detained under the authority of the United States consistent with the DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005. To support this effort, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Laboratory (“FBI Laboratory”) will provide Buccal Collection Kits to both CBP and ICE. CBP and ICE will use these kits collect the DNA via buccal cheek swab and will send the DNA samples to the FBI, which in turn will process them and store the resulting DNA profile in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) National DNA Index System (NDIS) (CODIS/NDIS). NDIS contains DNA profiles contributed by federal and state agencies and participating forensic laboratories. CBP and ICE are conducting this joint Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice to the public of this biometric collection and to analyze the associated privacy risks. January 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER)
  • DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS
  • DHS/ICE-011 Criminal Arrest Records and Immigration Enforcement Records (CARIER)
Attachment Ext. Size Date
PDF icon DHS/ALL/PIA-080 CBP and ICE DNA Collection - January 2020 pdf 516.57 KB
Created Date: January 6, 2020
Last Published Date: January 6, 2020
Back to Top