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DNA Testing for Families at the Border? How It Would Work

  According to the Department of Homeland Security, around 12,000 children who crossed the southern border of the United States are in the custody of their department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated on June 19 via the Washington Watch radio show that he is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage…


Can I Get a Paternity Test While Pregnant?

With the widespread availability of at-home paternity testing kits, thousands of parents are finding reliable results for that all-important question: “Who is the father of the baby?” But kits on the retail shelves are designed only for after the baby’s born. What about a paternity test while pregnant?  Some of the reasons you might want…


Can I Do a Sibling DNA Test for Immigration?

Can you do a sibling DNA test for immigration? Yes—according to a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy update. Positive results for a sibling  test for immigration or a half-sibling test are now accepted as proof of relationship, providing you test through an AABB-accredited laboratory. New threshold requirements for confirming a biological relationship…