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IMMIGRANT RIGHTS: Immigration Registration Deadline Passes; 150 Protest
14 Jan 2003
Friday, January 10 was the deadline for the second group of foreign visitors required to register in person with the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). On the morning of the tenth, registrants formed long lines to register at regional INS headquarters in the JFK Federal Building. Activists from the Amer Jubran Defense Committee acted as legal observers and moral support for the registrants; two were detained and given tickets for "political solicitation" inside a federal building. The previous day, about 150 people gathered outside the building in a lunchtime picket protesting the registration progam.
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