State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants Obama to nix the foundation of a defunct registry he fears could be used to track Muslims.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on President Obama before he leaves office to dismantle the infrastructure of a now defunct controversial Bush-era registry he fears could be resurrected to help track Muslims in America.
Schneiderman earlier this week sent a letter to the outgoing President urging his administration rescind the regulatory framework of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).
The call comes amid President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to create a Muslim registry to help fight terrorism.
Schneiderman’s letter doesn’t mention Trump, but in a separate statement, the Attorney General said that “we can’t risk giving President-elect Trump the tools to create an unconstitutional religious registry.”