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house Bill H.R. 1288

Should the Federal Gov’t Be Prohibited from Detaining People Based on Protected Characteristics?

Argument in favor

The current political climate, in which the Trump administration has detained unauthorized immigrants and persecuted specific religious and ethnic groups as threats to the U.S., risks a repeat of the circumstances that led to Japanese-Americans’ internment during WWII. This legislation is needed to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

burrkitty's Opinion
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04/22/2019
Obviously. Protection from the government should be first and foremost. Certainly the government must embody the law. Otherwise it’s not law now is it?
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David's Opinion
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04/22/2019
Please take away a fear-mongering & mass-control tool from this and future authoritarian Administrations by explicitly banning the kind of internment/concentration camps used in WW2 and earlier in our history.
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MasonWhisman's Opinion
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04/22/2019
People should not be targeted for their other-ness. Police should be able to identify people with their characteristics (such as race), but should not be able to discriminate unfairly against anyone.
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Argument opposed

The Supreme Court has already overruled its prior ruling upholding the federal government’s authority to detain citizens based on identity. Similarly, legislation overturning the legal framework for detaining citizens and legal residents based on their identities has been overturned. With this in mind, there’s no need for this legislation.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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04/22/2019
Not at all, this is a useless bill. The Supreme Court has already ruled on this issue. #MAGA
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Lance's Opinion
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04/22/2019
When the police are looking for a Certain individual no matter what race the police should have the authority to at least stop and question them and have no ID to hold them until they can be ID ‘ed properly
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JTJ's Opinion
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04/22/2019
The democrats are the party of internment. This is political propaganda from an idiot congressman.
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    Obviously. Protection from the government should be first and foremost. Certainly the government must embody the law. Otherwise it’s not law now is it?
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    Not at all, this is a useless bill. The Supreme Court has already ruled on this issue. #MAGA
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    Please take away a fear-mongering & mass-control tool from this and future authoritarian Administrations by explicitly banning the kind of internment/concentration camps used in WW2 and earlier in our history.
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    When the police are looking for a Certain individual no matter what race the police should have the authority to at least stop and question them and have no ID to hold them until they can be ID ‘ed properly
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    The democrats are the party of internment. This is political propaganda from an idiot congressman.
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    Every US Citizen already enjoys “protected status“ via the Bill of Rights / US Constitution.
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    People should not be targeted for their other-ness. Police should be able to identify people with their characteristics (such as race), but should not be able to discriminate unfairly against anyone.
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    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. I’m certain he would have included women if he’d thought about it. This applies also to brown people and LGBTQ people and people of all religions. Profiling like discrimination has no place in this country. It’s an inaccurate tool at best in any type of law enforcement and when used exclusively in lieu of probable cause can have deadly consequences. I support limiting the ability of any law enforcement agency, federal or state, to detain or arrest any human being based solely on profiling. All Parties, especially the Party of Lincoln, must accept this.
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    House Bill HR 2288 AKA “Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act” 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 The Supreme Court has already overruled its prior ruling upholding the federal government’s authority to detain citizens based on identity. Similarly, legislation overturning the legal framework for detaining citizens and legal residents based on their identities has been overturned. With this in mind, there’s no need for this legislation. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻HR-1288👎🏻👎🏻. 4*23*19.....
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    This ‘Policy’ can be abused beyond belief- especially by the 9th circuit/circus.
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    The current political climate, in which the Trump administration has detained unauthorized immigrants and persecuted specific religious and ethnic groups as threats to the U.S., risks a repeat of the circumstances that led to Japanese-Americans’ internment during WWII. This legislation is needed to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.
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    Thank you Mark Takano for recognizing that projecting our own faults onto a group of people mistakenly seen as different, when humans share 99,9% of our genes and race is an artificial construct. My husband was imprisoned as an 8 year old for being born to Asian immigrant parents. Like the newer immigrant kids we are imprisoning, his life was irreparably harmed by the trauma of imprisonment. Unconscionable.
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    We need to stop restricting border patrol and others from being able to do their job. They have an extremely difficult job already. Vote no on this bill.
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    What do people want these days? The government to change their diapers. Law enforcement needs to be able to do their job.
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    Who is protecting Americans from Democrats? They are destabilizing America. It’s time to reign them in!!! What ever it takes.
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    In a normal administration this would not be necessary, but TRUMP IS NOT NORMAL & NEITHER ARE THE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSEDLY IN HIS CABINET CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO do WHAT’S RIGHT. SADLY.
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    I only say nay based on this. What if a red haired male robs a liquor store? The cops should be well within their right to profile all red haired males that cross their path. The same would be true for a hispAnic with a mustache. But do they have the right to profile just for shots and giggle, absolutely not. The key word is use discretion and not abuse of power. All the Supreme Court rulings in the world are not going to be able to stop that
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    This bill is sick, it proposes special rights for special people. Only a leftist would think that this is a good idea.
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    No Mark, not needed. Typical Democrat useless legislation. Stop the Obstructionist nonsense. Get to work . Secure the Southern border.
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    This a political bill. What it is supposed to make illegal already is.
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