This week we will look at the sections of the USA PATRIOT Act which deal with detention and enhanced surveillance procedures. We’ll also consider US actions like waterboarding and kidnapping.
Read through this week’s resources and view the videos provided and consider whether or not you see these actions (waterboarding and kidnapping) as legal or illegal. Has the US pushed the boundaries by using techniques considered illegal or immoral? What about its actions toward immigrants as a result of the fear of terrorists entering the US? Review some of the “featured topics” provided on the website of American Immigration Lawyers and share some thoughts on that question. Focus your response on either the topic of interrogation or the topic of immigration.
(ONLY FOCUS AND ADDRESS ONE or TWO OF THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR POST)
your initial post of 300-400 words
Cite supporting evidence from our course materials and provide citations for all sources used. (only use course material to use as evidence in your post.
Course material to use for discussion post:
-An Act. (n.d.). https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-107hr3162enr/pdf/BILLS-107hr3162enr.pdf
-Anne Applebaum – Tortured Credibility. (2007, March 20). Washingtonpost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/19/AR2007031901637.html
-Hitchens, C. (2008, July 2). Believe Me, It’s Torture. Vanity Fair; Vanity Fair. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/08/hitchens200808
-Christopher Hitchens Get Waterboarded | Vanity Fair. (n.d.). Www.youtube.com. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LPubUCJv58&channel=VanityFairMagazine
-AILA – Featured Issues. (n.d.). Www.aila.org. Retrieved November 25, 2022, from https://www.aila.org/advo-media/issues
This week we will look at the sections of the USA PATRIOT Act which deal with detention