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U.S. Senate Recognizes Important Role of Immigrant Communities

May 29, 2003

Source: Civil Liberties Digest

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=0a2a2412a725ed3fbe2c81db163889d7

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...

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Civil Rights Group Speak Out against Intrusive Tactics Used by the Department of Homeland Security

May 29, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/5966847.htm

On May 29, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "Dr. Jess Ghannam was born in the United States and has lived here all his life, but while re-entering the country in January after traveling abroad, he said he was made to feel like a dangerous foreigner with ill designs on his country... On Wednesday afternoon, Ghannam and three other men told similar tales as they stood across New Montgomery...

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U.S. Senate Resolution Recognizes Important Role of Immigrants In American Society

May 29, 2003

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=0a2a2412a725ed3fbe2c81db163889d7

On May 29, 2003 NCM 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...

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Pakistani Population in New York Decreases Amidst Legislations, Detentions, and Deportations

May 29, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A51283-2003May28?language=printer

On May 29, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "Little Pakistan in Brooklyn is a neighborhood being pulled up at its roots. Of the 120,000 or so Pakistanis who lived near here, 15,000, maybe more, have left for Canada, Europe or Pakistan, according to Pakistani government estimates. The departures began after Sept. 11, 2001, when federal...

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Civil Rights Group Speak Out against Intrusive Tactics Used by the Department of Homeland Security

May 29, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/05/29/BA263626.DTL

On May 29, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "with mounting concern that Arab and Muslim U.S. citizens returning from overseas trips may be facing broader and more frequent questioning by customs agents, a civil rights group spoke out Wednesday against what it views as increasingly intrusive tactics...

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CAIR Publishes Congressional Resource Guide

May 28, 2003

Source: CAIR

On May 28, 2003 CAIR reported that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced the publication of a congressional resource guide designed to promote political empowerment in the American Muslim community... CAIR's guide contains a wealth of information about the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, including contact details for individual legislators and administration officials. The handbook also includes guidelines for communicating...

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Muslim Organizations Meet with FBI Director Rober Mueller

May 28, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpac.org/

On May 28, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), along with other American Muslim, Arab and South Asian groups, met with FBI director Robert Mueller in Washington DC earlier today... During the 90 minute meeting, MPAC offered 10 points to enhance the partnership between American Muslim organizations and law enforcement, and two suggestions to work jointly with media. The points... were well...

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Update: Sultaana Freeman License Photo Case in Florida

May 27, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.Sun-Sentinel.com/

On May 27, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "nine months after Sultaana Freeman obtained a Florida driver's license that had a photo of her face covered in a veil, she received a letter from the state warning that it would revoke her license unless she returned for a photo with her face uncovered... The 35-year-old Muslim refused, saying that revealing her face would violate her beliefs, and the license was...

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Editorial: Lieberman's Presidential Run

May 27, 2003

Source: Fortune

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/thisjustin/0,15704,454261,00.html

On May 27, 2003 Fortune printed an editorial by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum stating that "Joe Lieberman should be the hands-down front-runner for President among Democrats. He came within a chad's width of being elected Vice President and is better known than any of his eight rivals. But polls show that the Connecticut Senator is behind in such key states as Iowa and New Hampshire, and...

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Santeria Priest Considers Running for City Council

May 26, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.Sun-Sentinel.com/

On May 26, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "as founder of a prominent Santeria church in Hialeah [FL], Ernesto Pichardo's first brush with City Hall came in the 1980s when the city banned animal sacrifices... Pichardo took his battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 and won... The decision is often cited as a landmark case that protects religious freedom... Now, the Santeria priest wants to take on...

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