Unconstitutional and Unjust: Dismantling 20 Years of Discriminatory ‘National Security’ Policy

On September 20, 2021, twenty years after the U.S. declared its "War on Terror," Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Center for Constitutional Rights, Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR), and Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) sent the Biden administration a memorandum covering a range of federal policies and programs, all justified under the guise of protecting "national security," but which unjustly surveil, profile, and criminalize Black, African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (BAMEMSA) communities.

Leading civil rights and movement organizations across the country have also endorsed the recommendations in the memorandum and call on the Biden administration and policymakers across the country to dismantle the post 9/11 national security frameworks driving these policies and commit to repairing the harms they have inflicted.

Endorsing organizations:

  • Advancing Justice - AAJC
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • CAGE Advocacy UK
  • Coalition forCivil Freedoms
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Defending Rights & Dissent
  • Justice for Muslims Collective
  • MPower Change
  • Muslim Justice League
  • National Iranian American Council
  • No Muslim Ban Ever Campaign
  • Poligon Education Fund
  • Secure Justice
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
  • Vigilant Love


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September 20, 2021