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What You’re NOT Being Told About NSEERS, the So-called ‘Muslim Tracking Program’

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

The Obama administration formally announced the death of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), a program Obama put on permanent hiatus soon after he took office. NSEERS was developed to track people who come into the country with a legal visa but don’t leave when they’re required. It’s a program designed to make Americans safer.

But that is not how it’s being reported in the mainstream media or talked about by fact-challenged politicians such as the NY State AG Eric Schneiderman, and NYC Mayor DeBlasio they claim that NSEER is a Muslim-tracking program designed to create a Muslim registry and lead to the arrest of Muslims.

In 2015 480,000 foreign nationals came into this country and over-stayed their visa according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), “adding to a backlog that’s reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said. NSEERS was created to track those 480K foreigners no mater what their religion or country of origin.

That is not how the program is being described this week. For example CNN declared,

“President Barack Obama’s administration said Thursday it was ending a dormant program that once was used to track mostly Arab and Muslim men.

NY’s AG Schneiderman, took time away from his desire to persecute American war heroes, and folks who speak out against the climate change hypothesis to bash the NSEERS program as biased also.

In a letter addressed to the President, Schneiderman wrote that NSEERS, created after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, did not reduce terrorist activity and instead “undermined trust” in law enforcement and instilled fear in some communities.
“We can’t risk giving President-elect Trump the tools to create an unconstitutional religious registry,” Schneiderman said in a separate statement.
Here is the truth about the NSEERS program, why and when it was developed, and how it was to be used.
A number of the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers were visa over-stays prompting the 9/11 Commission to call for the government to complete a tracking system so all visitors to the U.S. are tracked on entry and exit. The entry system works, but the government never got the chance to fully complete the exit part of the system.
The man who drove the van containing explosives into the World Trade Center garage in 1993 was a student visa holder who was a no-show at school. The terrorist who flew a plane into the Pent

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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