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Bush: I Can Hold Immigrants Forever, Without Trial

Posted on Nov 14, 2006
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From the AP: “Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts,” Bush & Co. officials said Nov. 13.

Maybe it’s time to stop singing that Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the U.S.A” ? (And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free…) Those lyrics don’t quite resonate anymore…


Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In court documents filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Justice Department said a new anti-terrorism law being used to hold detainees in Guantanamo Bay also applies to foreigners captured and held in the United States.

Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar, was arrested in 2001 while studying in the United States. He has been labeled an “enemy combatant,” a designation that, under a law signed last month, strips foreigners of the right to challenge their detention in federal courts.



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By Chinchette, November 15, 2006 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
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Very Scary. I was suprised to find out that the UN layed out in writing what our human rights are many years ago. I found this very powerful 30 second video. Maybe Bush needs to see this!

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By Quy Tran, November 14, 2006 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment
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This is the law of jungle and only barbarian people can do that.

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By Kenny, November 14, 2006 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment
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Democrats—tackle this first.

And shame on Arlen Spector who voted for the bill allowing this because he “assumed” it would be struck down by the courts.

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By joe, November 14, 2006 at 3:59 pm Link to this comment
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Famous last words from the biggest fool of them all.

Words to the wise..

Democrats better get their act together and get rid of these guys and soon because they will male every effort to block and hinder the new leadership. These guys only understand one thing and that is force. They are too stupid and greedy and vindictive for anything else..Get them out!!!!!!!!

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By One For Dissent, November 14, 2006 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment
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Who says the tribunals permitted under H.R.6166 won’t eventually replace our court system, period?

I am so angry right now I want to explode. America is a no longer a free country. We are officially fascist. I wonder how many years we will live under this Bush-Clinton, Illuminati dictatorship.

Anyone who doesn’t believe Satanic Globalists are in control of America is a slave.

Bush is a terrorist.

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By Chaz, November 14, 2006 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
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When an injustice is imposed upon one person or group it will eventually be imposed upon to us all.
All that has to be done is to implicate, (without proof), someone as an immigrant and their rights are gone.

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By kevin99999, November 14, 2006 at 2:14 pm Link to this comment
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May be we should render stripes on the flag vertical and imprint image of a man behind bars.

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By IgnoranceIsNotBliss, November 14, 2006 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment
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Well, isn’t this just a kick in the pants?

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By mark macdonald, November 14, 2006 at 1:21 pm Link to this comment
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...while we are at it , let’s just shred the bill of rights and the constitution . they aren’t really that important , are they ?  welcome to fascism . that is exactly what holding people without hearing and representation is . further proof that bush and his administration are the worst in the history of what was once the united states . democracy for the rich and priveleged…that’s what bush and the moron crew are really all about .

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