Yesterday, some weird aliens decided to test their cloning device on earth. It blew up, and killed the aliens. However, it also created a one foot tall exact copy of everyone on earth. ( I shall call them: Mini me's. They pop into existence anywhere within a few feet of the Original, and they are exact copies in nearly every way.)
They have all of the original's memories. The only difference is that they are one sixth the size of the Original. They also have the same medical conditions and things like that. However, only biological matter is cloned. So they wouldn't have tattoos, earrings, or clothes. (AH! Cover it up!) One clone per person is made.
Everyone is cloned, as long as they are not brain dead. So a man who's heart just stopped is cloned, and that clone's heart is stopped. Terminally ill people have terminally ill clones. Sad, but it is true.
Also, these little people are able to reproduce and have tiny offspring.
The only bond you have between yourself and your little copy is your appearance and memories. You look exactly alike, your mini me remembers being your size and doing everything you did up until the cloning. It will be very disorienting for them.
How would the government of the modern United States respond to this event? What would be the important factors to consider? For the purposes of this question, please assume that the US government is actually effective, and please avoid discussing individual politicians. This is a question about the US government in general, not the US government right now.