Atlanta's Muslims Welcome End of Registration

December 4, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On December 4, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "Gwinnett County's Muslim community of 20,000 applauded news Monday that the Bush administration had ended a controversial program that required foreign visitors from 25 Muslim-majority nations to register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security... The registration program will be replaced with an automated border watch system, the US-VISIT Program. It's scheduled to begin tracking arrivals and departures of foreign visitors at U.S. airports in January. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is a test site for the system."