A Syrian Institution has registered in the program to search for indicia of persons born in U.S.A. The searches are to be performed in branches located within Syrian-government territory and also disputed territory in Aleppo.
The Bank of Jordan in Syria will be searching for indicia of persons with “unambiguous indication of U.S. place of birth” . If such persons shall be located, their names shall be stored within the branches permanently and sent yearly to the United States.
The bank has branches in Damascus, Homs, Latakia, Tartous, and the disputed city Aleppo. Aleppo is disputed between a number of freedom fighters including the Islamic Front.
The bank has been registered as an FFI (Foreign Financial Institution) which has been approved to search after U.S. citizens in whichever country they are located. The bank has received the authority from the Obama administration to have foreign governments and foreign institutions ferret out U.S. citizens living in tax havens such as Finland, Syria, or Canada– using newly-developed own government and bank tools. Americans not living in America have negative presumptions of innocence as these Americans have not been living in America.
The effort is expected to ferret out a large portion of the 8.7 million U.S. expat population.