DHS Program Puts Radio Locators on High Risk Aliens

Stephenson points me to news that DHS is forcing some asylum seekers and other high-risk aliens to wear electronic tracking bracelets. The frame presented by immigration-rights advocates is that this is creeping totalitarianism and an unacceptable attack on civil liberties by a security-obsessed Administration. While I’m (like many Democrats) am […]

On Chinese Muslims at Guantanmo

I just heard a report on NPR about a group of Chinese Muslim s who have been in Guantanmo. We’ve decided that they’re no longer a threat. The Chinese government wants us to hand them over so they can try them on terrorism charges. We don’t want to hand them […]

Bush: The Dem’s Money Maker

MoveOn.org sent me an email (“The GOP attacks Dems’ patriotism”) asking me to contribute toward a goal of $500K to fight a GOP media campaign implying Democrats support terrorism. The email was sent 11/21 at 1:49pm. I went to the donation page at 4:45pm and the site said they were […]

Ottawa: DC, We Have a Problem.

There’s been a few cases of Canadians getting deported to the wrong country hitting the press up north. There was the case of Berna Cruz an Indian-born Canadian who was deported because INS officers in Chicago decided her legitimate Canadian passport was altered or a fake (or something). Then there […]

What’s up with DHS?

“Classify my dissertation? Crap. Does this mean I have to redo my PhD?” The Daily KOS does a fine write-up of HREF=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23689-2003Jul7.html?nav=hp top_tb”>this story about a geography PhD student who asked the question “If I were Osama bin Laden, where would I want to attack?” There’s a lesson about the […]

More Defections from the Whitehouse

The longer I sat and watched, the more concerned I became, until I got up and walked out. —Rand Beers, counterterrorism official Another high-level government careerist has come out to denounce the Administration’s handling of… well, this time it’s the War on Terrorism. In a Wash ington Post interview [also […]

From the Senate to HQ to You & I

A little ammendment in a appropriations bill passed by the US Senate has cut funding to the INS’s ne w special alien registration program. National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) has come under considerable scrutiny after a few of snafus and complaints by targeted communities. The program has had HREF=”http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01 […]