The u.s. Only to u.s. Burgers

Arabic-looking illegal immigrants have been treated like major criminals and mistreated on several occasions; students from Arab countries who have gone home on vacation do not know if they will be allowed to return

Illegal entry into the U.S. Is known to be a criminal offense. Since terrorists have become fair game and the U.S. Government determines who is a terrorist, illegal immigrants have become a pawn in the game between the immigration authorities and the FBI.

"Evil must be caught by name," said Georges W. Bush during his visit to Old Europe. There was already the report from the Inspector General of the Justice Department, Glenn A. Fine, on the table. 760 men and women with Arabic noses or speaking Arabic who came to the city after the 11. The people apprehended as illegal immigrants in the United States on September 9, 2001, experienced U.S. Justice far from democratic rules of the game.

The FBI is accused that in the dragnet, the agency made no distinction between suspected terrorists and persons found in the country beyond the permission previously granted by U.S. Authorities. In the prisons, demonstrably in Brooklyn New York, they were kept day and night under artificial continuous light. Many did not even know what they were being held for. The right to inform relatives or attorneys was denied on the principle of "work to rule" forgotten due to overwork, or dragged out for days and weeks. Immigration authorities did not want to take action until the FBI had cleared them. The FBI, on the other hand, took an average of 80 days to process a case. 500 people have now been summarily deported. In no case was a terrorist caught in the net of suspicion.

Barbara Comstock, the Justice Department press secretary, explained after the internal investigation forced by auben was presented:

The inspector general’s report is consistent with what courts have ruled over and over again – that our actions are in full compliance with the law and necessary to protect the U.S. People. We see no reason to apologize for legal ways, as long as they protect the American public from further terrorist attacks.

An editorial in the Washington Post states:

One could assume that Ms. Comstock’s exports show that Mr. Fine has provided a justification. This raises the question of whether she is referring to the same report we received. The report, which paints a chilling picture of the Justice Department’s decisions that have placed an undue burden on the lives and liberties of many people and led to a series of abuses in a state prison.

The New York Times published a roundup of the Fine report. In his accompanying article, Eric Lichtblau highlights the circumstances surrounding the dragnet: "Some illegal immigrants were picked up by chance at public transportation stops; others were turned in anonymously because they were Muslim." Anthony D. Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will not be slow to criticize: "Immigrants are not the enemy. But: the fight against terrorism became the fight against immigration."

Even the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sent out a press release over the weekend pointing out the difficulties that unwanted ethnic groups face in re-entering the US. Students who had previously studied in the USA and had not completed their education, but had interrupted it for vacation, had to reckon with no longer being able to obtain a visa or with being turned away at the airport. This is a further obstacle, after many universities have already hindered and in many cases restricted the return of Asian students due to SARS.

The decision criteria are no longer transparent, according to AAAS and Anthony D. Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union. This applies not only to existing security regulations, but also to new ones that are expected to take effect in January of next year. Probably, the government will put its decree on the table only after the last checker for the personal check in the airport has passed his personal security test.

Georges W. Bush initially asserted that the fight against terrorists was not a medieval crusade. Today, he must face questions about whether that was lip service and why his justice minister is taking an undemocratic path.

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