Saturday, January 14, 2006

NSEERS

Kris Kobach's grand claim to fame was his work on a program called NSEERS, which required Arab visitors to the US to register with immigration offices and be photographed and fingerprinted. In retrospect:
NSEERS was so poorly conceived and badly managed that it created chaos and fear. Trust between the immigrant community and law enforcement was severely strained, and in the end, there was no evidence that any terrorists were apprehended as a result of the effort.

From the beginning, NSEERS was plagued with problems.

Local immigration offices that were charged with implementing the program were underfunded, understaffed and given inadequate guidance as to how NSEERS was to work.
Thank God the genius behind that program never got into Congress.