No surprise here, but the extent of dishonesty seems to be ramping up to become a major problem.
Homeland Security to test DNA of families at border in cases of suspected fraud - Nick Miroff: WASHINGTON - Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will start an "unprecedented" pilot program to test the DNA of families arriving at the U.S. border as soon as next week, calling the measure an investigative tool to root out fraudulent cases of migrants traveling with children who are not their own.[emphasis added]
DNA TESTING: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
If you watch enough "cop shows", you may assume that a match between a sample and a "standard" can be accomplished in a relatively short time. Other sources suggest that it is a very long process.
One source says:
For a standard test (testing one possible father with one child) a highly-accredited lab should return DNA paternity test results in 1-2 business days once all samples are received. While the best DNA labs can provide results in 1-2 days, others can take 3-12 weeks or even longer, and for a higher price!May 22, 2018
Another source says:
(two to three business weeks)
SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION but the answer is it takes more than a day and may takes weeks ... because it's not a simple "GO/NO GO" process. Also, it requires a fairly sophisticated laboratory with special equipment (or so I've been lead to believe) and in the end it requires ... "interpretation".
First Conclusion: When the Southern Border Patrol needs to rely on DNA testing to determine whether all members of a "family" are truly close-relations, it's not a minor matter. And it's not fast, and it's not cheap.
Second Conclusion: DNA matching is probably the last resource for the Border Patrol, and not the least expensive, when they're trying to prove that one person is a genetic member of another person's family.
Third Conclusion: That I have entirely too much "Free Time" on my hands