Border agency says the tools assist its officials in ‘providing indicators of nationality’

Immigration officials in Canada have been using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to determine migrants’ nationality, according to the Canada Border Services agency.

The agency has not kept statistics on how often the tools had been applied, but they were being used on those who run afoul of the country’s immigration laws and “when other avenues of investigation have been exhausted,” a spokesperson for the CBSA told the Guardian.

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