Miller letter to Secretary Chertoff Regarding DHS Reversal on Students Inappropriately Categorized as “Security Threats”
July 17, 2008
The Honorable Michael Chertoff
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20528
Dear Secretary Chertoff:
On June 6, 2008, I wrote to you questioning why foreign graduate students enrolled in a joint program of oceanography and applied oceanographic science and engineering that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology runs with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) were determined to pose a “security threat” to the United States because they mistakenly applied for a transportation workers identification credential (TWIC).