The registry was put in place after 9/11 and is going to be eliminated on Friday. Why is this happening NOW?
Could Obama not have managed this in the 8 years he’s been in office?
It would’ve been nice if he’d done something other than this:
But perhaps we should count his ineffective Presidency as a YUGE blessing.
The Obama administration is abolishing a national registry program created to track visitors from countries with active terrorist groups, a move likely intended to send a strong message to Donald Trump just weeks before he takes office, the New York Times reports.
The registry, officially called the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, was created after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but has not been in use since 2011.
President-elect Trump has suggested he was open to reviving the program and has even floated a wider national registry of all Muslims and potentially barring people from countries with a history of Islamist extremism from entering the country.
The Department of Homeland Security submitted a rule change for dismantling of the program, writing that it no longer helps security. The changes will take effect Friday.
“D.H.S. ceased use of NSEERS more than five years ago, after it was determined the program was redundant, inefficient and provided no increase in security,” Neema Hakim, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement…
…The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee praised the move, calling the registry a “failed program rooted in discriminatory profiling.”
In a statement, the group said it has worked “tirelessly” in pushing DHS to dismantle the program.
“This is the right decision by [Homeland] Secretary [Jeh] Johnson. We commend him, and the Obama administration, for letting it be known that such registry programs are futile and have no place in our country,” said Abed Ayoub, the group’s legal and policy director.
Read more: The Hill
Why would we want to track that?
The threat of terrorism is a global issue, and look at all the diverse people that are committing these acts of terror.
It’s mainly a group from one religion, you say?
These people have one particular worldview based in a particular area of the world…
And they’re NOT Baptist?