Tracking Refugees Is ‘Un-American,’ Says Muslim Activist Group

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, is opposing efforts by lawmakers in two states to create refugee registration systems and — in one — to hold the sponsors of refugees civilly liable in the event that a refugee engages in domestic terrorism.

The two otherwise considerably disparate states are South Carolina and New York, reports the Associated Press.

A bill under consideration in South Carolina proposes a refugee registry; civil liability for sponsors if refugees from Syria, Sudan and Iran commit acts of terrorism; and an injunction against state spending on refugees or their families.