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.
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.