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Jeff Sessions Affirms Anti-Immigrant Views at Confirmation Hearing

Written by on January 12, 2017 in DACA/DAPA, Enforcement, Immigration Courts with 1 Comment
Jeff Sessions Affirms Anti-Immigrant Views at Confirmation Hearing

Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated to be Attorney General by President-elect Donald Trump, endured a 10-and-a-half-hour confirmation hearing this week where he answered questions on a wide range of issues from voting rights and immigration to anti-trust litigation. During his time in the Senate, Sessions has worked towards further restricting legal immigration, drastically […]

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Homeland Security Agency Dismantles Ineffective, Discriminatory Muslim Registry

Written by on December 22, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
Homeland Security Agency Dismantles Ineffective, Discriminatory Muslim Registry

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially ended a Bush-Era registry created after 9/11 to track men from predominantly Muslim countries. The registry known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was shown to be ineffective and had not been used for years, but the basic structure remained. NSEERS will be dismantled through […]

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What Was the U.S. Government’s Last Experience With a Muslim Registry?

What Was the U.S. Government’s Last Experience With a Muslim Registry?

Along the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump promised a special registry and database tracking system for Muslims in the United States. Although his spokesperson later claimed that he “never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion,” President-Elect Trump is currently being advised by the original architects and advocates of […]

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What the Immigration Restrictionists’ Agenda Will Look Like for the Next Four Years

Written by on December 2, 2016 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
What the Immigration Restrictionists’ Agenda Will Look Like for the Next Four Years

One does not have to look hard to find what the restrictionists’ immigration agenda will look like for the next four years. The groups and individuals leading the charge are not shy about sharing what they think the new administration should do when it comes to immigration. This week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform […]

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DHS’s NSEERS Program, While Inactive, Continues to Discriminate

Written by on June 28, 2012 in Demographics, Enforcement with 3 Comments
DHS’s NSEERS Program, While Inactive, Continues to Discriminate

For a long time after 9/11, immigration reform was only discussed as a national security issue, and many policies were put in place aimed at stopping terrorists from entering the country. Unfortunately, some of these policies—such as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program—targeted particular ethnic groups, promoted profiling, and resulted in discrimination and […]

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