Herbert Norat

Herbert Norat (he/him/his) is a contributing writer for Pulso. A Bronx-born writer of Puerto Rican and Nicaraguan descent, he owns a small business, works as a library researcher, and writes for Bronx Narratives and The New York Public Library. Herbert lives with his fiance and daughter in the Bronx.

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detainees will be forced to submit to DNA cheek swabs. Photo: Charles Reed, Wikimedia Commons. Immigration officials are gearing up to begin harvesting undocumented detainee DNA beginning this week. The federally approved measure has led immigration advocates to claim…