Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on the Obama Administration to rescind a registry to track and register boys and men primarily from Muslim-majority countries.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on the Obama Administration to rescind a registry to track and register boys and men primarily from Muslim-majority countries.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was created during the George W. Bush era. Schneiderman says that NSEERS targeted non-immigrant males from primarily Arab, Muslim, and South Asian countries, regardless of whether they were suspected or accused of any wrongdoing.

“America is a nation built by immigrants and the NSEERS program is an affront to our core American values of pluralism and equal justice under law,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “We can't risk giving President-elect Trump the tools to create an unconstitutional religious registry. We can never allow our nation to return to the dark days of Japanese internment. By finally dismantling the NSEERS program now, President Obama can make a repeat of that horror significantly more difficult.”

Attorney General Schneiderman’s full letter can be read here.