Targets of Suspicion: The Impact of Post-9/11 Policies on Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in the US

May 1, 2004

In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government began a campaign of aggressive immigration enforcement targeted at Muslims, Arabs and South Asians. Rather than first seeking to identify suspected terrorists, the government initiated harsh law enforcement actions against whole communities with the hope that some of those caught might be terrorist suspects.

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