April 15, 2015
The Obama Administration announced on Tuesday that they will begin to tell certain people that they are on the no-fly list, and why. The ACLU, who has an on-going federal lawsuit challenging whether or not the list is constitutional, has said that the changes do not go far enough.
In the fall of last year, the list consisted of approximately 64,000 people, reportedly less than 5% of whom are from the United States. Those who are on the list previously had no way to confirm it, let alone challenge it, as the government policy was to never confirm or deny if an individual was on it- citing national security issues.
Under the newly revised policy, a United States citizen who is denied boarding and submits an inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program will now receive a letter with their status on the list and an option to receive a more detailed response…
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