INS Detains Hundreds of Muslim and Middle Eastern Immigrants in California

January 7, 2003


On January 7, 2003 reported that "less than one month after hundreds of Iranian-born men and boys were detained in the Los Angeles area, immigrant communities and their advocates continue to protest the INS’s so-called 'Special Registration'... The American Immigration Lawyers Association calls Special Registration 'a false solution to a real problem...' An Arab-American newspaper in Michigan called Special Registration part of the U.S. government’s 'ongoing trampling of constitutional and civil rights,' adding, 'It is clearly ‘open season’ on Arabs and Muslims.'"