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.

Immigration officials are gearing up to begin harvesting undocumented detainee DNA beginning this week. The federally approved measure has led immigration advocates to claim the practice will violate privacy and potentially lead to biometric surveillance. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) focus on collecting DNA samples from detained…