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by Art Jahnke

Feds Use Immigration Law to Arrest Terror Suspects

Jun 13, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

In the second of two articles on the use of immigration law to fight terror, the Washington Post reports that Homeland Security officials argue that immigration laws can provide a quick, easy way to detain people who could be planning attacks, and that authorities have also used routine charges such as overstaying a visa to deport suspected supporters of terrorist groups. The story reports that Muslim and civil liberties activists say authorities are enforcing minor violations by Muslims and Arabs, while ignoring millions of other immigrants who flout the same laws.