ON THE ISSUES

ON THE ISSUES - ON THE ISSUES Homeland Security and...

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ON THE ISSUES Homeland Security and National Defense George W. Bush • Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, created new cabinet-level position to coordinate anti-terrorism efforts. • Has ruled that illegal immigrants who have no known links to terrorist groups can be detained indefinitely to address national security concerns. • Deportation of illegal immigrants, especially Muslim and Arab men, has surged. • Has proposed giving some illegal immigrant workers temporary legal status. • Established a C.I.A.-led effort to analyze terror threats and reconfigured the F.B.I. to focus on preventing attacks. • Signed the Patriot Act, which gave law enforcement agents expanded powers to identify, track and apprehend suspects. • Hopes to deploy a shield against ballistic missiles this year. • Has increased defense spending $100 billion since he first took office, to $400 billion. Carol Moseley Braun
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