DHS ends National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program

News Release from Jewell Stewart & Pratt – December 24, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ended the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program effective yesterday, 12/23/2016. NSEERS was a registry created after 9/11 to track noncitizen men from predominantly Muslim countries. (See our blog post here for more information.) The registry had not been used for years, though the regulatory framework remained intact. (See our blog posts here and here.)

NSEERS has been formally dismantled through a published regulation in the Federal Register that removes the various regulations that comprised the program. Removing this regulatory framework, which was developed over a number of years, prevents any subsequent Administration from using the NSEERS framework without publishing a new regulation.

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