In another effort to secure his legacy among bleeding hearts at the expense of America’s long held relationships, economy, and national security, President Obama is dismantling a once unnecessary program that he’s now made necessary:
President Obama has made another move aimed at hamstringing the incoming Trump administration. He decided to get rid of the registry that tracks visitors from countries with active terror groups. The Department of Homeland Security noted that it doesn’t increase our security and it hasn’t been used since 2011. Obama’s first hurdle he put up for Trump before he makes his exit on January 20 was issuing a permanent ban on offshore drilling (via NYT):
The Obama administration is dismantling a dormant national registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups — a program that President-elect Donald J. Trump has suggested he is considering resurrecting.
The registry, created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has not been in use since 2011, so the move is largely symbolic and appeared to be aimed at distancing the departing administration from any effort by the new president to revive the program, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or Nseers.
The move by the White House to formally end the registry is among the actions being taken in the final weeks of the administration that could prevent, or at least slow, what Democrats fear may be a swift rollback of President Obama’s efforts on immigration and climate change.
Civil libertarians jumping for joy would do well to examine the situation in Germany. The Obama Administration set a goal of 110,000 refugees accepted over the last fiscal year, and these refugees are scattered around our very large country. Incidentally, many happen to be from hotbeds of Islamic extremism, with limited documents and limiteed skills. In such a scenario, a registry for people arriving would provide a backstop that would help keep American’s safe. Apparently, Obama has other priorities.