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DHS Withdraws Proposed Expansion of Biometrics Rule

The DHS has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have expanded requirements for collecting biometrics by "removing age restrictions; requiring submission of biometrics for every applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or other individual filing for or associated with any immigration or naturalization benefit or request unless DHS waives or exempts the biometrics requirement; codifying the authority to use DNA test results"

The withdrawal is consistent with the Executive Order 14012, "to reduce barriers and undue burdens in the immigration system. DHS will continue to require submission of biometrics where appropriate and remains committed to national security, identity management, fraud prevention and program integrity. "

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