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Advocacy Report on Profiling at the Border

On April 20, 2009, the Asian Law Caucus and Immigrants’ Rights Clinic issued a 56 page report making key recommendations geared towards ending intrusive profiling practices targeting U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The report entitled,

“Returning Home: How U.S. Government Practices Undermine Civil Rights At Our Nation’s Doorstep”

addresses how profiling practices by the United States government at the nation’s borders have undermined civil liberties and diverted law enforcement attention from those individuals who may actually present a threat. The report also features first hand accounts of individuals ranging from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to therapists counseling impoverished mentally ill patients, all of whom experienced unjust racial profiling at the U.S. border. IRC students Hewan Teshome (’08) and Anna Finn (’08) conducted research and interviews, and drafted portions of this landmark report.