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Immigration Nerds talk to Natalie Ram about collecting DNA at the border and the thin line between security and privacy

February 14, 2020

In January, the government began collecting DNA from detainees at the border to ensure that families are who they say they are. This new procedure prompts us to consider how this act of security could encroach on our privacy.

In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Natalie Ram, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maryland. Natalie is a top scholar on the intersection of genetic privacy and the law, publishing groundbreaking research in Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law, Columbia and many more.