U.S. Senate Recognizes Important Role of Immigrant Communities

May 29, 2003

Source: Civil Liberties Digest


On May 29, 2003 the Civil Liberties Digest reported that "the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution last week recognizing the important role played in American society by immigrant communities some of whom have been under intense scrutiny by federal agencies since the 9/11 attacks. Civil liberties groups applauded the vote but urged the government to do more to prevent attacks on these communities... Senate Resolution 133 acknowledges the contributions of Americans of Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian backgrounds and urges respect for civil rights and civil liberties. It also condemns bias-motivated crimes against members of these communities, and calls upon federal and local law enforcement to prosecute such crimes vigorously."