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  • U.S. expands Special Registration - Jordan, Eygpt added. Mexico next.

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    NATIONS ON LIST
    Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


    WASHINGTON -- At least five more nations are being added to the list of those countries whose citizens are required to register with the U.S. government while visiting the United States.

    Men 16 years of age or older from Egypt, Jordan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Kuwait will now have to register and be fingerprinted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service by the end of March.

    Previously, men from 20 countries had been required to register on a rolling deadline basis. During the first phase, which ended last month, over 400 men were detained either because they were in the country illegally or because of questions regarding their background. Most of those men were released.

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    NATIONS ON LIST
    Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


    WASHINGTON -- At least five more nations are being added to the list of those countries whose citizens are required to register with the U.S. government while visiting the United States.

    Men 16 years of age or older from Egypt, Jordan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Kuwait will now have to register and be fingerprinted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service by the end of March.

    Previously, men from 20 countries had been required to register on a rolling deadline basis. During the first phase, which ended last month, over 400 men were detained either because they were in the country illegally or because of questions regarding their background. Most of those men were released.

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    • #3
      Please back this claim by letting us know where did you find this information. In particular, I need to find out this information on the Federal Register before I can accept this information as credible. Thanks.

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      • #4
        It was on CNN or something, but not on INS official website...

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        • #5
          Any one knows when Mexico will be added to the BLACK LIST?

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          • #6
            Mexico is not the only country they are going to add to the list, after they finish with the muslim world, then they r gonna start with latin and easter europe and so and so. INS needs to know all the nonimmigrant move, their addresses, and the reason they are here and still here for long time.

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            • #7
              Registration should be done for EVERY country and it probably will be done eventually. Is there something wrong with that? The US Government asking simple questions?? ...unless maybe you have something to hide???

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              • #8
                I had posted earlier that I wanted some proof. Well, CNN is reporting that 5 countries have been added.
                http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/15/ali...ion/index.html

                Now, here's the reply to "Necessary List". I would say there is nothing wrong in protecting the country from terrorists. I am not a citizen (I don't even have permanent residency yet), but I love this country. And I love it for so many reasons (freedom of speech, freedom for religious persecution and the list goes on). However, the way this special registration is being conducted shakes me to the core. In particular, the way Special Registration is being conducted. Rather than asking people to come forward and give potential helpful information to enable INS and FBI to capture terrorists, INS is taking this opportunity for enforcement purposes. I can understand the detaining and deporting of wanted felons. I can still understand detaining people temporarily (for background checks). But, I fail to comprehend to necessity to issue NTA's (Notice to Appear to start deportation) to most who are trying in good faith to register. Yes, they may have not followed or broken some immigration law (some through no fault of their own due to long processing delays at INS). But, then all of us break laws (you cannot argue that no one has ever gone over 55 MPH limit. I can use this analogy because breaking many immigration laws is a misdemeanor).

                Most of these folks are not criminals. Many have applied for some sort of relief (245i, LIFE Act etc). I personally have friends (who are currently out of status and don't have any applications pending) who are going to go and register even though they know that registering means that they will be deported. Then, I am told that the list is going to expand to include all countries. Then, why was Armenia removed from the list? Why are all countries on the list (except North Korea) Muslim nations? Under present situation, I will go so far to say that we (because US is made up of us) are discriminating on the base of religion, race and national origin.

                What is the true purpose of special registration? If national security is the true agenda, then I am all for Special Registration. "Let's roll" (in honor of Sep 11 victims) and register everybody ASAP and weed out the likes of Usamas and Saddams. Grant a special amnesty (like the one where we can turn in illegal guns without questions) to encourage people to come in and share helpful information (without worrying about getting deported). If the true agenda is anything else, then Usama may have won this war on terrorism already. God help us all because it will be just a matter of time before we turn into a Nazi state.

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                • #9
                  "What is the true purpose of special registration? If national security is the true agenda, then I am all for Special Registration. "Let's roll" (in honor of Sep 11 victims) and register everybody ASAP and weed out the likes of Usamas and Saddams."

                  Well, Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right.

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                  • #10
                    It is true that USA is requiring Arab citizens to register in the INS offices.
                    First of all, isn't INS supposed to know who is here and how long have they been here? Does this indicates that they aren't doing their job? They should be ashamed to make such a cynical display world wide of their inefficiency. Also, the tax payers should be outraged and demand a complete cleaning of that office. Don't those American citizens are affraid of having them in the homeland security office? Who needs enemies having INS as friends?

                    Second of it, for all the ones arguing that this registration is justified, so did the German people justifying the Gestapo actions, so did the russian people justifying the KGB actions.
                    Are the American law and american people better or worst than in the Nazi German or the socialist Russia?

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                    • #11
                      I suspect U.S. is going crazy -- in which case terrorists have won. Look what they are doing - registering immigrants as stupidly as they could do it. I bet that the next wave will be registration of all American citizens. Really a Gestapo state. The only ones who'll never go to be registered will be terrorists and worst criminals. Happy Birthday 'Merica!

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                      • #12
                        Of course that terrorists have won...

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