CNN: Trump signs order requiring DHS to keep records on suspected terrorist contacts
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The Department of Homeland Security is expected to begin releasing records on individuals it suspects of links to the Islamic State (ISIS) and al Qaeda terrorist group in the coming days, according to a White House statement.
The order requires agencies to maintain records on all individuals with suspected ties to the groups.
In addition, it requires the Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security to report the number of such individuals, their citizenship status and any travel information they have received.
The Department also must update its reporting to Congress.
The administration has previously asked Congress to create a public list of people it has found to be connected to terror groups.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order for a new counterterrorism initiative on Feb. 11.
The Trump administration also asked Congress for an additional $30 million to help states fight the rise of violent extremists in their communities, which would be allocated through a supplemental budget bill.
The Department of Homeland Security is expected to begin releasing records on individuals it suspects of links to the Islamic…
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