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Immigration in this country is a hotbed for political debate, with harsh opposition on one side and an allied coalition on the other. The source of this debate seems to be rooted in the controversial immigration legislation (SB 1070) in Arizona that purposefully gave law enforcement the ability to profile people perceived to be undocumented immigrants; additionally, similar polices in other states like Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana followed. Soon, after debates over the Dream Act and lack of purposeful policy to address the issues with immigrants (both documented and undocumented) created the two dichotomies seen today.
U.S. counterterrorism policy is a sore that the Obama administration has allowed to continue to fester. While claiming to be a beacon of freedom and justice, the US continues to hypocritically disregard our constitutional underpinnings and international human rights law.
Legislation has codified the indefinite detention of suspects including those that are U.S. citizens. Furthermore, many innocent people have been severely tortured and detained indefinitely despite the fact that the U.S. government does not have enough evidence to charge and legitimately try them. They are sent to rot indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay. Shaker Aamer is one such detainee.
By Muhammad Shareef (courtesy of Sixteen Minutes to Palestine)
I love the RedEye. It usually features a glimpse into what’s going on around Chicago, sometimes expanding on larger national events, but more importantly balancing its informational articles with just enough entertainment pieces to have turned me into a loyal reader each morning for the past three summers.