Nov. 15, 2023, 5:39 a.m. | Jim Nash

Biometric Update

The way some biometric systems are being used to determine the age of African migrants and refugees is being criticized in Spain.

A representative of the Spanish Network for Immigration and Refugee Assistance told local news outlet La Provincia that the government should not be using Western standards when estimating a minor's age using biometrics.

Using radiological means to analyze the hand and wrist bones apparently is acceptable, and, in fact, not all people are tested by their bones. But …

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