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U.S. Set to Revise How It Tracks Some Visitors

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to abandon a visitor-registration program that primarily affects Muslim men and caused widespread confusion and protests earlier this year after thousands of people who complied were arrested or ordered deported, according to several government officials. The decision comes at the start of a second round of registration for men from 25 predominantly Muslim nations. Immigration lawyers and advocates have said the requirement to register again has been poorly publicized by the government and will put tens of thousands of visitors at risk for deportation proceedings. Critics also argue that the system has alienated law-abiding visitors while doing little to protect national security. Full Story

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