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Text of, and AILA Information on, Proposed Terrorism Legislation

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 01091801 (posted Sep. 18, 2001)"

Cite as “Posted on AILA InfoNet, Doc. No. 01091801
(September 19, 2001 ).”

Dear Colleagues: 

Here is the immigration portion of the Administration's newly proposed "anti terrorism" bill....there is a lot of pressure for Congress to act on this very quickly. Please urge your own Senators and Representatives to avoid over-reaction, erosion of civil liberties, etc. I will send out a further note about strategy later today, after we have reached our Congressional allies. I just wanted you to get this news immediately. The proposed legislation, among other things, would:

**allow the removal without any hearing or evidence of any "alien" the AG certifies he "has reason to believe" may further acts of terrorism as defined in 237a4,

**define terrorism very broadly

**compel mandatory detention for anyone AG certifies

**forbid habeas or judicial review (including under 2241 )

until after a final order

**make it all retroactive

Jeanne Butterfield
Executive Director

Click here to read AILF's summary of the the act

Click here to view the draft of the act (PDF, 328kb) 
[Please Note: only part of the text is currently here, we will post the rest when it becomes available.]

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