Last month, the Department of Homeland Security officially discontinued its Special Registration program, which "required thousands of Arab and Muslim men to register with the authorities, in an effort to uncover terror links and immigration violations," Sam Dolnick at The New York Times explains. The program was founded after 9/11 but only "11 of the more than 85,000 men who came forward in the first year were found to have ties to terrorism." Clearly ineffective at increasing security, the program did more for catching undocumented immigrants, "leading to a significant wave of deportations" that continue to be carried out even after the program has ended.
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