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Obama Dumps Registry For Some Immigrant Men, Mostly Muslims

The NSEERS program was widely derided by civil libertarians as an effort to profile people based on race and religion

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    FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

    The Obama administration is officially ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men from mostly Muslim countries.

    The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump's suggestions that he could ban Muslim immigrants from the United States.

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    The NSEERS program was widely derided by civil libertarians as an effort to profile people based on race and religion.

    The administration hasn't been using the program since 2011.

    In a statement, Joanne Lin, ACLU senior legislative counsel, said: "The ACLU applauds the Obama administration for terminating NSEERS for good. With this action, the U.S. is on the right path to protect Muslim and Arab immigrants from discrimination.”

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