Judith Golub is the Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which is part of the Open Borders Lobby that seeks to eliminate restrictions on immigration into the United States, and advocates amnesty for those illegal aliens already residing in the U.S.
Golub and the AILA oppose the National Security Entry/Exit Registration System (NSEERS). Under NSEERS, specified groups of foreigners have been required to be photographed, fingerprinted, and questioned upon their arrival at a U.S. port of entry and, for those already in this country, at a designated immigration office.
Under this program, these individuals (most of them males from Middle Eastern countries) have been obligated to follow re-registration requirements after one year, or, in some cases, thirty days. These requirements were relaxed on December 2, 2003. Under the new guidelines, the one-year and thirty-day re-registration requirements will be suspended. However, the guidelines maintain registration at the border, departure requirements and a “case-by-case” imposition of other registration requirements when the Department of Homeland Security has a particular security concern. Golub and the AILA have opposed the entire NSEERS program and want all aspects of it terminated. “What have they done?” asks Golub rhetorically. “They have left immigrant communities feeling besieged, harmed our relations with foreign governments, and wasted precious resources.”