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Quests from September 11

The terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, had obligated change in national security and thus change immigration policies. This terrorist attack that killed thousands of innocent victims at the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C had obligated the government to enter in the quest of response to ensure a similar tragedy occurs again in the U.S. Since the perpetrators of these attacks were citizens of various countries in the Middle East, some of the changes made involved changes to our immigration laws and procedures. Within this context, the government created the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) which required men over 16 years of age present in the US who were born in any of 25 predominantly Moslem countries to register with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unless they were US citizens or green cardholders.

  • A Flawed Report Card: How DOJ Mishandled the Post-September 11 Detention Process by Anita Ramasastry, Law Professor

  • Presumption of Guilt: Human Rights Abuses of Post-September 11 Detainees

  • Human Rights Watch – Incomplete Access To September 11 Detainees – February 8, 2002

  • Immigrants and Civil Liberties: Chat with ACLU’s Lucas Guttentag (October 17, 2001)

  • AILA: “Our Liberty and Freedoms Today” (November 16, 2001)

  • Special Registration Page (ICE)

  • Special Registration Procedure – One Man’s Experience

  • Pakistanis, Saudis and Armenians Now Subject to Special Registration (12-16-02)

  • Special Registration Required for Persons from 13 Additional Countries (11-22-02)

  • Special Registration Procedures for Visitors and Temporary Residents – 4MB

  • INS Designates Ports for Special Registrant Departures – September 30, 2002

  • Justice Department’s Special Registration Regulations – September 6, 2002

  • Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (S.2845) – Signed into Law on December 17, 2004

  • Statement of Administration Policy Toward “9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act”

  • Border Security: Visa Process Should Be Strenghtened as an Anti-Terrorism Tool

  • GAO Report – October 2002

  • Justice Department’s Final Nonimmigrant Reporting Rule – August 12, 2002

  • Justice Department’s INS Absconder Apprehension Initiative – January 25, 2002

  • Excerpts From Transcript of Bin Laden Video – November 02, 2004

  • INS: List of Persons Held in Custody in Connection with the 9/11 Terrorist Acts Country of Birth, Charges & Dates – No Names (1MB) (December 2001)

  • Justice Department: Guidelines For Interviews Involving International Terrorism (11-09-01)

  • FBI: Most Wanted Terrorists List

  • Operation Liberty Shield Turns Liberty on Its Head (Lawyers Committee for Human Rights)

  • Operaton Liberty Shield Undermines Asylum Seekers’ Rights (Human Rights Watch)

  • Judge Order’s Government To Reveal Names Of Persons

  • Detained After September 11 (August 2, 2002)

  • Terrorist Exclusion List Under USA Patriot Act (12-06-01)

  • AILA’s Summary Of Immigration Provisions of Patriot Act of 2001 (October 26, 2001)

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