The Obama administration is currently in the process of undoing the national registry program, which applies towards people who enter the United States from countries that consist of some type of terrorist organization.
This move has been done so as to prevent Donald Trump from bringing it back to life and fully taking advantage of it to his own uses.
This national registry was first created after the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001, but has not been active since 2011.
The registry is called the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), and the Obama administration is aiming at removing it completely as a somewhat symbolic significance.
Donald Trump’s Banning Policies
After the terrorist attack that occurred in a Christmas market in Berlin recently, Mr. Trump was asked whether or not he still remained firm with his stance regarding the banning of Muslims from entering the nation once he is sworn in.
Mr. Trump replied by saying “You know my plans.”
However, the President-elect’s spokesman claimed that he wasn’t necessarily stating he will ban all Muslim immigrants, but rather aims specifically towards those who are coming from nations that constitute of some type of past or current Islamic extremist correlation of some sort.
Precautionary Measures Taken
The dismantling of the NSEERS is moving along by the Obama administration amidst fears that Mr. Trump and his team might very well reverse all forms of progress and changes that President Obama had strived to complete in sensitive matters such as global warming and policies and regulations towards immigrants.
Kris Kobach, one of the members from Mr. Trump’s team, was amongst the individuals who assisted in the creating of this national registry back during the Bush administration with the Department of Justice, and has a reputation for his harsh conservative views regarding immigrants.