The Star: Border agents using DNA databases like familytree.com and ancestry.com to ID detainees, track relatives

The Star: Border agents using DNA databases like familytree.com and ancestry.com to ID detainees, track relatives. “Canada has been trying to deport Franklin Godwin since 2000 when the former refugee was declared a danger to the public for his lengthy criminal convictions of drug offences and fraud. Twice, in 2003 and 2005, Canada Border Services Agency escorted the 54-year-old Toronto man to Liberia, where he said he ran away from due to political persecution by a dictatorial regime — a claim his successful asylum bid in 1994 was based on. Twice, he was refused entry because officials didn’t believe he’s from there.”

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