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ADC Press Release

December 17, 2003

ADC Joins In Lawsuit Challenging use of NCIC Database in Immigration Enforcement


WASHINGTON, DC Dec. 17 - Civil rights and immigrant defense organizations are filing suit today in federal court in New York to challenge a post-September 11 initiative by Attorney General John Ashcroft and the U.S. Department of Justice to enlist state and local police in the routine enforcement of federal immigration laws. The suit alleges that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have unlawfully entered civil immigration information into a federal criminal database, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), accessed by state and local police millions of times each day, subjecting immigrants to the risk of unlawful arre