by Devindra Hardawar @ engadget.com

The Obama administration is formally tearing apart a national registry which was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with terrorist groups, the Department of Homeland Security announced today. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was developed after 9/11 and was widely criticized as a way to unjustly track of Muslims and Arabs in the US.

Donald Trump won’t be able to use the existing program as the basis for his so-called “Muslim registry.” That won’t stop Trump’s ambitions entirely, but it’ll make his anti-immigration promises much harder to fulfill.