On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA), consistent with its leading efforts to engage with all government agencies, and in order to advance the values of partnership and dialogue, met with the US Border Patrol in Detroit.
The Border Patrol is a key federal agency that works tirelessly and around the clock to protect US borders from a number of real and serious threats to the safety and security of the nation. In addition to protecting the nation against the threat of terrorism, the Border Patrol is at the front line to stop smuggling and human trafficking.
AHRC believes that all American government agencies can protect the nation while upholding the Constitution and respecting human rights and America’s democratic traditions. We believe that the US government and its agencies constitute an indispensable partner in promoting and defending human rights in the US and abroad.
“We had a great meeting with the US Border Patrol. We learned about the great responsibility they undertake protecting the homeland. We appreciate the U.S. Border Patrol efforts in fighting all kinds of crimes and keeping our nation safe,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “The protection of our nation is our common responsibility. In protecting the border while respecting the US Constitution and human rights, the Border Patrol does an indispensable job advancing the cause of human rights,” continued Hamad.