Twitter users vow to register their details after Trump proposes ‘extreme vetting’ of Muslims entering US

The hashtag #IWillRegister was quickly trending

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So, what do you do when it emerges the incoming government is considering a registry for Muslims and you think that idea sucks

You let people know your disapproval, of course. And you offer to register as well, even if you are not a Muslim. Especially, if you are not a Muslim.

On Wednesday, Twitter was lit up with outrage after Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who claims he is an advisor to the transition team advising Mr Trump, said the president-elect’s policy advisers were discussing enforcing a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

He told Reuters said that the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a US-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.

To implement Trump's call for “extreme vetting” of some Muslim immigrants, Mr Kobach said the immigration policy group could recommend the reinstatement of a national registry of immigrants and visitors who enter the United States on visas from countries where extremist organisations are active, the news agency said.

The reaction from those opposed to the idea were quick to make known their displeasure.

Before long, the hashtag #IWillRegister was trending on Twitter.