The White House's three attempts at a travel ban and "extreme vetting" policies for certain visa applicants are part of an overall strategy for closing off the country to particular visitors, especially Muslims.
Expanding Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs to white supremacists will do little to reduce terrorism and could undermine fundamental rights, the Brennan Center and others argued in a letter to Congressional leadership.
The Subcommittee on National Security's July 27 hearing on “Combatting Homegrown Terrorism” omitted crucial voices necessary to a fair examination of current CVE policies. Partial narratives perpetuate division and fear, and Congress must do better.
The Brennan Center and other civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats condemning his decision to abandon efforts toward increased transparency in the surveillance of Americans under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.