San Bernardino, CA, February 1, 2013 – District Attorney Michael Ramos sent a letter to congressional leaders on January 28 requesting a provision in the immigration legislative package that requires immigrants applying for citizenship to provide a DNA sample as part of the matriculation process. According to Ramos we currently require immigrants to provide fingerprints for an FBI background check before receiving certain benefits. Requiring a DNA sample of applicants for immigration for the purpose of identifying criminals is a common sense hedge against criminals entering the United States.