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US draft report calls for long-term monitoring of Sunni Muslim immigrants

A view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. (AP)

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a draft report on Wednesday which called for long term surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants.

Examining the ins and outs of the report, which looked at 25 terrorist cases in the US between 2001 and 2017, was Foreign Policy.

The draft report stipulates that it is in the interest of the US government that it puts in the effort to monitor people of interest on a “long-term basis” for the safety of the country.

Becoming radicalized

The document also stipulated that the report served to “inform United States foreign visitor screening, immigrant vetting and on-going evaluations of United States-based individuals who might have a higher risk of becoming radicalized and conducting a violent attack.”

The article identified some of the characteristics aligned with those of concern to the CBP: Young, male, has national origins in the “Middle East, South Asia or Africa.”

The draft report was created at the US Custom’s and Border Protection Commissioner, Kevin mcAleenan.

Such policies fall in line with the growing Trump administration, which in many ways significantly affect the situation of immigrants in the US, which look at extended vetting.

Vetting

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a national security memorandum establishing a new National Vetting Center within the DHS to better coordinate information on individuals who may pose a threat to the country.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the effort will allow law enforcement “to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security.”

Trump has promised an “extreme vetting” system to better prevent would-be extremists from entering the country.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the new center will ensure officials “are able to fuse intelligence and law enforcement data from across the government in one place.”

According to a CBP spokesperson, the initial DHS draft has already been altered, but will undergo more changes.

With AP.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 KSA 19:50 - GMT 16:50
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