NAFCON: Prevent Indefinite Military Detention of Fil-Ams
09 December 2011
Contact: Terry Valen
President, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
The rights and welfare of Filipinos in America, especially those of immigrants and the undocumented, are in jeopardy.
The U.S. Senate has just approved a bill that allows the U.S. military to imprison any person indefinitely, including U.S. citizens, without charge or trial.
Now, both houses of congress are preparing a joint bill to be approved by President Obama within the next two weeks.
“We need to improve the laws which would prevent the frequent unjust detention and deportation of so many Filipinos forced to work hard abroad to feed their families,” said Terrence Valen, President of the National Alliance for Filipino Concern (NAFCON).
“This law does the opposite. It erodes a basic human right to due process (or of habeas corpus) and further puts our community at risk,” continued Valen.
NAFCON is urging all Filipinos to tell Congress to vote NO on this bill entitled the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) containing these provisions that violate constitutional rights of people in America.
NAFCON encourages the community to take action now by signing the American Civil Liberties Union petition by clicking here.