Obama Ends 9/11 National Security Registration for Muslim Male Immigrants

Once again, the Obama administration bows to Political Correctness, at the expense of national security and plain common sense.

Niraj Warikoo reports for the Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2011:

The U.S. government has ended a controversial counterterrorism program created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that required men living in the U.S. who came from mostly Muslim countries to register with federal authorities.

Called NSEERS — National Security Entry-Exit Registration System — the program required registration, interviews and fingerprinting of male visitors 16 and older from Muslim nations as well as North Korea.

The program targeted men entering the country as well as more than 80,000 men already in the U.S., about 1,000 of them from metro Detroit. Nearly 13,800 residents were further investigated, and 2,870 were later deported.

But not a single case resulted in anyone being charged with terrorism — a fact that experts say proves the program was a failure that unfairly harassed thousands.

NSEERS did “not catch terrorists,” said Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a law professor at Penn State University who has extensively researched the program. “It was ineffective and alienating.”

The Department of Homeland Security quietly ended the program through a notice buried on its Web site on April 28.

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

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BKeyser
BKeyser
9 years ago

Okay- it didn’t catch any terrorists. Maybe it is time to shut it down. But pat-downs on 18-month old children in airports– now there’s a program we need to keep in place. I mean, safety first, right? You know, some people think the twin towers actually went down because of explosive-laden toddlers who were strapped to structural columns and detonated shortly after those plane hit. Muslims really had little if anything to do with the attacks on our country prior to -or since 9/11; it was those diaper-wearing ankle-biters. And beauty pageant winners. Hey, while we’re at it, maybe we… Read more »

Patriot Angel
Patriot Angel
9 years ago

They can end a program like this but continue to harass the lives of American citizens. Immigrants and illegals have many more rights than Patriots! Go figure!

Dave
Editor
Dave
9 years ago

If Obama kisses any more Muslim ass, he is going to be picking camel hairs out of his teeth.
-If he isn’t already.
-Dave

DCG
DCG
9 years ago

“unfairly harassed thousands”? You come to a country that was attacked by radical Muslims and have to be interviewed and fingerprinted and believe you are harassed?
Uh, try going to a Muslim country with a passport with a stamp from Israel.
Try going to United Arab Emirates as an American and get back to me on the harassment you’ll get there if you dare walk on a beach identified for “their” women only. Try going to Mexico for over two months and explain what you are doing there.
More proof that Obama isn’t interested in our national security.

tina
9 years ago

this America hating muslim needs to be taken out in chains and cuffs,tried in the highest court . AND…..

DCG
DCG
9 years ago
Reply to  tina

he he….tell us how you really feel Tina!!
Gotta agree w/you girl…