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Certain Muslim immigrants should be under long-term surveillance, a DHS draft report urges

Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
February 7, 2018
Article category: 
National News
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A recent draft report by the Department of Homeland Security urges authorities to conduct long-term surveillance of Sunni Muslim immigrants with “at-risk” demographic profiles.

The report, compiled in January for U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan and published Monday by Foreign Policy magazine, looks at the people behind 25 terrorist attacks in the United States from October 2001 to December 2017 and, based on their demographics, recommends Muslim immigrants be monitored on a “long-term basis.”

In examining the national origin and religious background of the people behind these attacks, the report suggests that there is “great value for the United States Government in dedicating resources to continuously evaluate persons of interest” beyond their initial screenings at ports of entry.

The surveillance policies – should they go into effect – would bolster the Trump administration’s goal of limiting immigration from Muslim-majority countries....

 


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