The ruling ignores ignoring overwhelming evidence of anti-Muslim bigotry driving the policy and its harmful impacts on communities both in the U.S. and abroad. The Brennan Center said today’s decision echoes the court’s greenlighting of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Countering Violent Extremism programs, already controversial in the Obama era for their reliance on debunked methodology and targeting of Muslim communities, have had their worst qualities supercharged by the Trump administration.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement abandoned efforts to build a program to predict, using analysis of social media and other online sources, who would contribute to the “national interest” or commit a terrorist act.
President Trump’s Muslim ban is tearing apart families and stigmatizing entire communities, according to an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court today on behalf of six individual American Muslims and their families.
Both chambers of the U.S. Congress voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with changes that, for the first time, explicitly endorse warrantless searches of millions of Americans’ communications.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), with changes that would for the first time endorse warrantless searches of millions of Americans’ online and phone communications.
Because the government could still search the 702 data without a warrant at the early stages of its investigations, the FBI acknowledged to lawmakers that the bill’s warrant requirement would rarely apply in practice.