Federal agents ‘secretly’ profile immigrants.

According to a 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo obtained by McClatchy, the Bush administration has “secretly established profiling techniques to screen immigrants based on their nationalities, protocols that critics charge encourage the unjustified targeting of Muslims.” After 9/11, “federal agents detained 1,200 mainly Muslim men and separately required visa-holders from predominately Muslim or Arab countries to be fingerprinted and registered in a database.”