CAA Denounces Anti-Chinese Border Proposal


Chinese for Affirmative Action joined other civil rights groups to oppose a dangerous and poorly-conceived proposal from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would increase racial profiling, perpetuate harmful stereotypes, invade our privacy, and make us all less safe.

If the proposal implemented, travelers from China would be forced to turn over their private social media identifiers or “handles” to the U.S. government.

Like other recent attempts to demonize immigrants, people of color, and Muslims, this proposal singles out one community — in this case tourists and business visitors from China — without clear limits, protections, or reasonable justifications.

At a press conference organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, CAA and allies explained the proposal and how it is connected to the historic and current discrimination faced by Chinese Americans and others, and the imperative to resist whenever any community faces injustice.

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EJS and 100+ Organizations Oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS

Equal Justice Society

The Equal Justice Society joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a group of 115 national organizations in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Leadership Conference sent the opposition letter today on behalf of the organizations to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein.

“The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of our laws, and its rulings can dramatically impact the lives and rights of all Americans,” stated the letter. “Judge Gorsuch’s decade-long record on the federal bench, as well as his writings, speeches, and activities throughout his career, demonstrate he is a judge with an agenda.”

“His frequent dissents and concurrences show he is out of the mainstream of legal thought and unwilling to accept the constructs of binding precedent and stare decisis when they…

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