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DHS report calls for surveillance and vetting of Sunni Muslims

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 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]

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Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
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Agencies Affected: CBP DHS


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