Mon, 2012-06-04 12:00
WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2012, at noon EST
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On Monday, June 4, Rights Working Group and Pennsylvania State University's Center for Immigrants Rights will release a new report, The NSEERS Effect: A Decade of Racial Profiling, Fear, and Secrecy, which documents the ongoing impacts of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), a discriminatory program launched by the federal government in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The report documents the ways in which individuals and families were harmed by NSEERS as well as the Obama administration’s failure to provide redress to individuals impacted by the program.
NSEERS in part required nonimmigrant males from almost exclusively Muslim majority nations who were 16 years of age and older to register themselves at local immigration offices for fingerprinting, photographs, and lengthy, invasive interrogations. An unknown number were deported as a result, which forced many to leave wives and children behind in the United States.
The report makes a number of recommendations including dismantling the regulatory framework of NSEERS and removing the residual penalties caused by this program by setting aside immigration or criminal penalties against individuals who complied or failed to comply with the program.
Questions: Contact Keith Rushing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 591-3305.