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Stop Patriot Act II! (english)
06 May 2003
"Patriot Act II" would gut freedoms of speech and assembly, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to due process, and much much more. Like its predecessor, it would principally impact non-citizens. Sign the petition to stop PAII from becoming law, and tell all who care about basic civil liberties to do the same.
Oppose "Patriot Act II"!

Get signatures on a petition urging Federal representatives not to support John Ashcroft's Domestic Security Enhancement Act!

Sign it online:
Get more info and download the petition:

If enacted, the Patriot Act II would:

*authorize secret arrests including those of material witnesses who are not charged with a crime;
*bar defense attorneys from challenging use of secret evidence;
*deny the right to sue for information on detainees under the Freedom of Information Act;
*permit arrests and extraditions of citizens and non-citizens alike to countries with which the U.S. has no
extradition treaties and without regard for those countries' humyn rights records;
*strip American citizenship from anyone who supports even the lawful activities of organizations the administration calls "terrorist;"
*create a new category of "domestic security surveillance" for terrorism investigations with looser standards than criminal investigations,
*provide for extended jail terms for common immigration offenses; and
*allow summary deportation to any country in the world.

Like its predecessor, it would principally hurt non-citizens.
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