The move was hailed as a significant first step by groups often critical of U.S. security practices, including American Muslim organizations, the American Civil Liberties Union, airline and travel industries. Some of these groups had warned that the 14-country rule would lead to racial profiling and delays in the busy summer travel season. But the same groups noted that Obama aides have provided virtually no public information about who would carry out the new screening procedures, which are classified, or precisely how information about travelers would be used. "We'd hate to see a system that's overtly discriminates replaced by a system that covertly discriminates," said Michael German, national security policy counsel with the ACLU Washington Legislative Office and a former FBI agent. "That's why increased transparency into what's actually happening is necessary."
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