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Trump's Homeland Security pick against Muslim registry
by Joe Uchill
Secretary of Homeland Security nominee John Kelly told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday that he was against a national Muslim registry or making any immigration determinations based on familial religious background.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) pressed the retired general on treating the Muslim community with additional suspicion, an idea he said caused "particular anxiety" after it was raised in various forms throughout President-elect Donald Trump's campaign.
"Do you feel like putting a mosque under generalized surveillance or establishing a Muslim database, two proposals that were discussed by President-elect Trump, would raise serious constitutional issues under the free exercise clause of the first amendment and the equal protection clause under the fifth and fourteenth?" asked Peters.
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