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    Trump’s Immigration Policy to Resemble Post-9/11 Screening Program

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    Trump’s plan on immigration looked similar to former President George W. Bush’s National Security Entry-Exit (NSEERS), which ended five years ago, according to the source close to the policy-making process.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US President-elect Donald Trump’s team is working on an immigration policy that may reintroduce screenings of people coming from terror-affected areas, a source in the know told US media Friday.

    The source close to the policy-making process told the CNN television channel that Trump’s plan looked similar to former President George W. Bush’s National Security Entry-Exit (NSEERS), which ended five years ago.

    Bush initiated the NSEERS program in response to the 2001 bombings by Islamists. It added more controls for people coming from "high-risk" countries, such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The source was quoted by CNN as saying high-risk places of origin would be determined based on existing risks, and a complete ban on immigration from most dangerous countries was "something we're prepared for."

    The outspoken Republican was strongly criticized while on campaign trail for suggesting a ban on Muslims travelling to the United States until US authorities figured what to do with alleged radicals among Muslim immigrants.


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