Obama’s team cancels Muslim registry to foil Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ plans.

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The Obama administration rushed Thursday to cancel a program set up in the wake of Sept. 11 to track and deport illegal immigrant Muslim and Arab men, hoping to hinder President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to impose “extreme vetting” on Muslim visitors.

Civil rights and immigrant groups cheered the move and said they hoped it would force a rethink by Mr. Trump who, while softening some of his other positions postelection, has not budged on his call for more thorough checks on those coming into the U.S. from terrorism-connected countries.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System had been dormant for years, but activists demanded that the Obama administration take it off the books entirely. They feared Mr. Trump could use the program as a shortcut to starting his own vetting.

“Keeping NSEERS out of Trump’s hands was the right thing to do,” said David Leopold, a prominent immigration advocate and former head of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
DHS moves to cancel Muslim registry, denting Donald Trump plans for 'extreme vetting' - Washington Times


excellent.
 
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Obama cancelling a program that deports illegals? Nothing new. He's been doing that for years. I see that changing very soon under President Trump.
 

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Obama cancelling a program that deports illegals? Nothing new. He's been doing that for years. I see that changing very soon under President Trump.
this is actually going to help Trump. We need good relations with the Muslim and Arab community to fight terrorism and keep this country safe. It's likely, he doesn't really plan on doing what he said during the campaign anyway - even if he can. So, this just makes it easier for him to go back on another promise.
 
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Meh

Means nothing.

If there is no way to vet, then Trump will simply halt immigration.

Which is better still.
 
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Meh

Means nothing.

If there is no way to vet, then Trump will simply halt immigration.

Which is better still.
Yepp.. that's how simple it is. You just stop immigration. Who needs that anyways, right ?

Good luck bringing jobs back to the US, if you don't let foreign companies set up shop with some of their own staff.
Good luck keeping your already failing universities afloat, without high paying customers from overseas.
Good luck finding people to pick fruits for you.
Good luck with your upcoming construction projects.. so many people out on the street waiting for a low paying job sheetrocking your new office space.
All these gardeners, and folks taking care of your pool... eventually you'll have good American people cleaning up after you...
 
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Sounds like the move was more symbolic/political than anything else.

Not much actual impact.


"Jessica Vaughan, an enforcement advocate and policy studies director at the
Center for Immigration Studies, said she wasn’t sure why the administration
was pushing to remove the regulations if the program already had been frozen.

She said the program was effective in locating foreigners who had overstayed
their visas, helping immigration agents track down and deport some and
spurring others in the U.S. illegally to go back to their home countries.

“Back then, we had no entry-exit tracking and no way of knowing which of the
people admitted from risky areas had departed. Now we have a biographic
matching system, so it’s probably not necessary to re-create NSEERS in the
same form,” she said.


Instead, she said, the administration can use the information being collected
electronically to determine whom immigration agents should pursue."
 

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Obama cancelling a program that deports illegals? Nothing new. He's been doing that for years. I see that changing very soon under President Trump.
It has ZERO to do with deporting illegals...sigh..

Good for Obama. That program never found one Muslim committing any criminal acts.

And if Mr. Minority decides on his own to start at Muslim registry - millions will sign up - and not just Muslims.
 
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Sounds like the move was more symbolic/political than anything else.

Not much actual impact.


"Jessica Vaughan, an enforcement advocate and policy studies director at the
Center for Immigration Studies, said she wasn’t sure why the administration
was pushing to remove the regulations if the program already had been frozen.

She said the program was effective in locating foreigners who had overstayed
their visas, helping immigration agents track down and deport some and
spurring others in the U.S. illegally to go back to their home countries.

“Back then, we had no entry-exit tracking and no way of knowing which of the
people admitted from risky areas had departed. Now we have a biographic
matching system, so it’s probably not necessary to re-create NSEERS in the
same form,” she said.


Instead, she said, the administration can use the information being collected
electronically to determine whom immigration agents should pursue."
Center for Immigration Studies? Pfft - a total anti- immigration group.

I don't believe a word they say.
 
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The Department of Homeland Security filed an official notice Thursday that it is deleting the published rules for the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, a program the Bush administration used in 2002 and 2003 to require male foreigners over 16 from 25 largely Muslim-majority countries to register with U.S. immigration authorities. Since the most controversial part of the Bush administration's registration effort was abandoned in December 2003, the Obama team's move to dismantle the regulations is largely symbolic. Nevertheless, more than 200 civil rights, religious and other organizations urged the administration to delete the rules out of concern that they would serve as a framework for Trump to renew or expand the registration effort.

However, when immigration hardliner and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach met with Trump last month, Kobach was carrying a memo that proposed reinstating the NSEERS program as well as questioning Muslim immigrants about their support for Islamic law, known as Sharia. Kobach has been mentioned as a candidate for an administration job, although no announcement has been made. Asked by reporters Wednesday about his reaction to terrorist attacks in Germany and Turkey earlier in the week and whether he plans to move forward with his calls for a Muslim registry, Trump said he was not wavering.

"You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right. 100 percent correct. What’s happening is disgraceful," the president-elect said between meetings at his West Palm Beach, Fla. resort, Mar-a-Lago. “It’s an attack on humanity. That’s what it is. An attack on humanity and it’s got to be stopped.”

Obama pulls regs that could have fueled 'Muslim registry' under Trump - POLITICO