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      http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=38897&group=webcast
      Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife's Breasts Before Throwing
      You in a Cell at the Airport and Then Lying About Why We Put You There? by
      Nicholas Monahan

      http://www.ahram-eg.com/weekly/2002/618/in1.htm
      Arab and suspect - It has become commonplace in the US to arrest and detain
      Arabs, reports Anayat
      Durrani from Los Angeles

      Demonstrators in front of the federal building in Los Angeles - Large crowds
      of demonstrators amassed in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles last
      week to protest against the arrest of hundreds of foreign-born men who were
      detained while voluntarily submitting to a special registration process. The
      arrests were part of a new counter-terrorism initiative by the Bush
      administration. Many Arabs and Iranians who showed up to have their
      photographs and fingerprints taken found themselves unexpectedly detained by
      the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) for immigration violations.
      Those arrested were trying to register with the INS under a new database that
      tracks foreigners entering and leaving the country on tourist, business and
      student visas. The Justice Department said on Friday that about 400 people
      were arrested in Southern California for minor visa violations, many of whom
      were just waiting for the INS to finish processing their 'green card'
      applications and residency documents. The men were held for days in crowded
      jail cells and threatened with deportation as the INS ran background checks
      and compared names to lists of wanted terrorists. Most have since been
      released on bail and ordered to appear before immigration judges.


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