Racial and Religious Profiling

January 6, 2020
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Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns Border Detentions of Iranian-Americans, Urges Congress to Assert Their Constitutional War Powers

Days after Donald Trump ordered the assassination of an Iranian general, sparking concern of a US war with Iran, over 60 individuals of Iranian descent, including US citizens and permanent residents, were detained, had their passports confiscated, and were interrogated about their political beliefs at the US-Canadian border.ending Rights & Dissent strongly condemns these detententions. It is flagrantly unconstitutional to subject someone to detention because of their national origin or ethnicity.
May 7, 2019
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Ahead of Hearing, Defending Rights & Dissent Urges Homeland Security Committee to Address Law Enforcement Abuses of Counterterrorism Authorities

With an uptick in white supremacist violence, the House Homeland Security Committee is holding a hearing on “Confronting the Rise of Domestic Terrorism in the Homeland.” Defending Rights & Dissent recognizes the real threat white supremacist violence poses to many communities. We also have deep concerns about how law enforcement routinely abuses their counterterrorism authorities. The framework of “terrorism” has been used to criminalize some of the very same communities most at risk from white supremacist violence. When investigating nonviolent activists, law enforcement frequently cite their counterterrorism authorities. Defending Rights & Dissent shared its concerns with the committee in hopes that the hearing will address them.
May 23, 2018

Press release re Xiafen Sherry Chen, May 2018

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWbXFsWnlNTFdRV0NSVHpYU0NFVEdxdHQtMmlR Original document name: Sherry Chen Press Release.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
May 23, 2018

Community Letter to DOC Sec Ross re Xiafen Sherry Chen

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWS0VlZ1ZKVElmRThhMnZSTHVqYzAxUlF6UC1Z Original document name: Final Community Sign On-Letter to DOC Sec Ross.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
April 9, 2018

Letter to SSCI re Wray Chinese Profiling

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September 7, 2017

9.7.17 CVE Letter

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September 7, 2017

AMEMSA Anti-CVE Statement

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July 27, 2017

Oppose Wray Confirmation to FBI Director

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June 30, 2017

Talking points for the Local Civil Liberties Protection Act

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June 30, 2017

Sample “Whereas” Clauses for Your Local Ordinance

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June 30, 2017

Local Police and Surveillance: why impose legislative limits on local law enforcement agencies?

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May 3, 2017

Model Ordinance to Protect Against Discriminatory Profiling and Limit Surveillance, Intelligence Collection, and Immigration Enforcement Activities

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h3ZAGOL-0uVndZenNXZjB2VVU Original document name: Protect Against Discriminatory Profiling and Limit Surveillance, Intelligence Collection, and Immigration Enforcement Activities.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
May 3, 2017

Explainer: DRAD local ordinances opposing federal policies

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May 3, 2017

A Model Resolution for Defending for Rights and Dissent

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January 13, 2017

Model Ordinance to Limit Surveillance and Non-Criminal Intelligence Collection

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