UNITED STATES (AP) – The U.S. government’s DNA testing of migrant families separated at the Southwest border has turned up some surprises.
A Health and Human Services official said Tuesday that in two cases adults who thought they were parents of a child were determined not to be by DNA testing.READ MORE: Lincoln Riley Leaves OU For USC, Bob Stoops Returning As Interim Head Coach For Bowl Game
Chris Meekins is helping to direct the court-ordered family reunifications of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. He says the adults “may not realize they’re not the biological parent.”READ MORE: 16 Units Damaged In 3-Alarm Apartment Fire In Fort Worth
It was unclear how the surprises would be dealt with.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: A Candid Conversation With Kristaps Porzingis
The government is using DNA testing – done by swabbing inside the cheek – along with documentation such as birth certificates and passports to reunite children with parents.