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DHS report calls for surveillance and vetting of Sunni Muslims

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 5, 2018

    A leaked draft memo details DHS's interest in more closely scrutinizing Sunni Muslim communities and individuals, suggesting "substantial benefits from the United States efforts that scrutinize visa renewals, immigrant benefit applications, travel plans," among others, in order to identify "individuals who might be vulnerable to terrorist narratives." The report specifically notes that the perpetrators of "25 terrorist incidents" in the United States since October 2001 "were driven by radical Sunni Islamist militancy." [ID #299]

    CBP: Demographic Profile of Perpetrators of Terrorist Attacks in the United StatesSince September 2001 Attacks Reveals Screening and Vetting Implications

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter:
Agencies Affected: CBP DHS



Trump-Era Policy Documents

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