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A program seen by some as a basis for president-elect Donald Trump's proposed “Muslim registry” is being dismantled.

 

The Obama Administration is ordering the regulatory frame work for the National Security Entry-Exit Registration system to be dissolved.

 

The NSEERS system, which has been defunct since 2011, had required visiting males from 25 countries, nearly all of them Muslim-majority countries, to register with the U.S. government, providing background and other information beyond what’s normally required for a visa.

 

The program has been denounced, even by national security officials, as both logistically burdensome and ineffective in deterring terrorism.

 

 

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