There is no doubt that the US and the rest of the world face the serious threat of terrorism. However, blanket measures that criminalize and stigmatize a whole national group or a faith community are illegal, immoral and counterproductive. Such measures are clear violations of the letter and spirit of human rights.

AHRC-USA believes that building walls and blanket discriminatory measures do not make the US a safer country. These are populist measures that play into deep- seated prejudices and insecurities. They also become ammunition in the arsenal of the enemies of the United States.

AHRC-USA believes that these harsh measures are a solution looking for a problem and constitute immigration deform at its worst. Immense hardship will be inflicted on large groups of the most politically weak groups in the world- the refugees escaping death and destruction.

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