Oppose "Patriot Act II"!
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If enacted, the Patriot Act II would:
*authorize secret arrests including those of material witnesses who are not charged with a crime;
*bar defense attorneys from challenging use of secret evidence;
*deny the right to sue for information on detainees under the Freedom of Information Act;
*permit arrests and extraditions of citizens and non-citizens alike to countries with which the U.S. has no
extradition treaties and without regard for those countries' humyn rights records;
*strip American citizenship from anyone who supports even the lawful activities of organizations the administration calls "terrorist;"
*create a new category of "domestic security surveillance" for terrorism investigations with looser standards than criminal investigations,
*provide for extended jail terms for common immigration offenses; and
*allow summary deportation to any country in the world.
Like its predecessor, it would principally hurt non-citizens.