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March 21, 2003
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A new U.S. policy to detain asylum seekers from nations where Al-Qaida operates would unfairly ensnare Jews and others, a leading immigrant rights group charged. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society said a component of Operation Liberty Shield, which the Department of Homeland Defense recently unveiled, “lumps asylum seekers” with “terrorists” by allowing immigration officials a wide net to detain anyone from countries where Al-Qaida sympathizers live or where the group operates.

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