New Immigration Screening Methods Target Muslims, Critics Charge

March 3, 2008

Author: Marisa Taylor

Source: Chicago Tribune/McClatchy Newspapers,1,3594616.story

In the six and a half years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, federal law-enforcement agencies have secretly established profiling techniques to screen immigrants based on their nationalities, protocols that critics charge encourage the unjustified targeting of Muslims.

The profiling, described in a February 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo obtained by McClatchy Newspapers, shows that the government has relied more heavily on nationality as an indicator of security risks than was previously known.