There is now a new immigrations and customs enforcement order that will allow agents to fingerprint children as young as fourteen years old. According to ICE, this is being done for the safety of the children because many are unaccompanied. According to the article published by BuzzFeed News, this is being done so that children are not misidentified, are not victims of human trafficking and smugglers.
The way asylum seekers are being kept in the immigration detention centers has been a dilemma and well talked about in the past. Before asylees get approved to come to the U.S they must go through an initial screening while in CBP custody which will determine whether the individual will be able to pursue their asylum claims or will be deported.