NEW YORK (NEWS10) – According to Reuters, the Trump Administration is considering having a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.
A key member of Trump’s transition team Kansas State Secretary of State Kris Kobach told Reuters that the immigration policy group could make recommendations to reinstate the registry of immigrants and visitors who enter the United States on visas from countries where extremist organizations are active.
Trump campaigned on “temporarily suspending immigration from regions that export terrorism and where safe vetting cannot presently be ensured.”
Kobach advised Trump on immigration during his campaign and worked as the chief immigration advisor at the Justice Department in the Bush Administration.
He also led the team that designed and implemented the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, which registered and fingerprinted high-risk visitors to the United States following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
He is also known for co-authoring Arizona’s SB 1070 illegal immigration law which required police to determine the immigrant status of someone arrested or detained when there is “suspicion” that they are not in the U.S. legally.