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Amnesty International USA Preps for Protests Against Trump Anti-Terror Policies

Friday, November 25, 2016 21:26
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Amnesty International USA Preps for Protests Against Trump Anti-Terror Policies
by Lee Stranahan 24 Nov 2016
Naureen Shah, the Director of Amnesty International USA’s Security & Human Rights Program, pledged that her group plans to organize protests against Donald Trump’s planned immigration and refugeeprograms.
In a Daily Beast article about the potential for the Trump administration to implement tough anti-terrorism measures including stopping the flow of Syrianrefugees, “extreme vetting questions,” and a plan that “all aliens from high-risk areas are tracked,” Amnesty International USA’s Naureen Shah said, “We will create the public pressure and international community pressure to make these kinds of proposals untenable.”
The potential plans were revealed by possible head of Department of Homeland Security Kris Kobach. As the Topeka Capital-Journal reported:
A written plan for the Department of Homeland Security brought by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach into his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump spells out a desire to question “high-risk” immigrants over support for Sharia law and the U.S. Constitution.
Kobach, an early Trump supporter, met with the president-elect on Sunday and has been mentioned as a potential pick for a position within the administration. Some speculation has centered on the secretary of Homeland Security, and Kobach’s plan appears to lend credence to that possibility.
Although Kobach revealed the information accidentally, the plan coincides with the already stated intentions and proposals made by candidate Donald Trump. As Time reported, “The details of the document align with many of the promises Trump made on the campaign trail, which is little surprise given Kobach’s connection to the campaign and his stance on immigration.”
In calling for potential protests, Amnesty International USA’s Shah referred to the implementation of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System – or NSEERS – the extreme vetting, and the shutdown of the refugee program as an attempt to “govern based on bigotry and fear-mongering about the Muslim other.”
In his role in the George W. Bush Department of Justice, Kobach was one of the chief architects of NSEERS.
Critics assailed the NSEERS program for focusing on Muslims. In 2011, President Obama effectively suspended the program by removing all 25 countries from its list.
CNN reports that on Wednesday, a group of pro-Muslim and institutional leftist groups are calling on President Obama to dismantle NSEERS completely before leaving office:
Nearly 200 organizations concerned that President-elect Donald Trump may revive the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, known as NSEERS, once used to register and track mostly Arabs and Muslims, are asking President Barack Obama to abolish the program before he leaves office.
In a letter delivered to the Obama administration on Monday, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC, blasted NSEERS for being “ineffective as a counterterrorism tool” and causing “tremendous harm” to immigrant communities. The letter was signed by 197 other organizations, including the National Council of La Raza, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
The NSEERS program is “a system for registering certain non-citizens within the United States” and has two separate components: port-of-entry registration and domestic registration. Port-of-entry registration is required for nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, and Syria in addition to any other non-citizen, non-permanent residents determined in advance.
The domestic registration required that “non-citizens who were in the United States prior to September 10, 2002”—specifically “males over the age of sixteen who entered the United States legally on particular types of visa (primarily student, work, and tourist) from certain countries”—register in person.
Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International USA is an affiliate of Amnesty International.
Note: Syrian Electronic Army reportedly hacked Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Watch.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Amnesty International, the Human Rights Watch, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a director emeritus for Refugees International, was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor at the Human Rights Watch.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Amnesty International, the Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Economic Policy Institute, the Aspen Institute (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Aryeh Neier was the president of the Open Society Foundations, a vice chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, an executive director for the Human Rights Watch, and an executive director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Raul Yzaguirrewas a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and the president & CEO for the National Council of La Raza.
Rockefeller Foundation was a funder for the National Council of La Raza, and the Aspen Institute (think tank), and the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Jonathan Greenblattwas a fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), a director at the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and is a director & CEO for the Anti-Defamation League.
Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is a White House office for the Barack Obama administration.
Sonal Shah was a director at the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, a fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and the head of global development for Google.org.
Arunava Majumdaris a director, energy initiatives for Google.org, and was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley is a University of California campus.
Richard C. Blum is a regent at the University of California, a governing council member of the Wilderness Society, an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and married to Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Bullitt Foundation was a funder for the Wilderness Society.
Frank Greer is a trustee at the Bullitt Foundation, and was a co-founder for Amnesty International USA.
Amnesty International USA is an affiliate of Amnesty International.
Syrian Electronic Army reportedly hacked Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Watch.
Bashar al-Assadis supporting the Syrian Electronic Armya hacker group, the president of Syria, and permitted the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, Muslims) in Syria.

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