In the wake of last week’s shooting at two separate military facilities in Chattanooga that claimed the lives of four Marines and one Navy sailor, GOP presidential candidates Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have called for greater scrutiny on people entering America from Muslim countries.
During an interview with Breitbart News last week following a campaign rally in Houston, Paul stated, “I’m for increasing scrutiny on people who come on student visas from the 25 countries that have significant jihadism. Also, any kind of permanent visas or green cards, we need to be very careful. I don’t think we’re being careful enough with who we let in."
Paul went on to say that he would see if Congress would reinstate NSEERS (National Security Entry Exit Registration System), which was in place during the Bush administration. It required males over the age of 16 from designated Muslim countries either entering or residing in the United States to be subject to being photographed, fingerprinted, and interrogated by the INS.