Hugh Handeyside

Hugh Handeyside is a staff attorney with the ACLU's National Security Project.

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There was already strong reason to question CBP’s denials, given the mounting and consistent reports that border officers were, in fact, targeting travelers of Iranian heritage returning to Washington state from Canada. (Photo: CBP/Flickr) Views
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
CBP Lied About Iranian-American Detentions, Leaked Memo Suggests
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection adamantly denied that it was detaining U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of Iranian descent and interrogating them about their religion and political views. The agency also assured the public that it had not issued any directive related to...
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"The public needs to know far more about how agencies are gathering our data, what they’re doing with it, any policies that govern this surveillance, and the tools agencies use, including algorithmic surveillance and machine-learning techniques." (Photo: Sergey Nivens/ Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, May 24, 2018
We’re Demanding The Government Come Clean on Surveillance of Social Media
The Trump administration is ramping up surveillance of what people say on social media — and it’s doing so largely in secret. Social media surveillance by the government raises serious concerns about free speech, racial and religious profiling, and privacy. The ACLU today filed a Freedom of...
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Studies show that attacks against police officers are extremely rare and that white men carry out the overwhelming majority of those attacks. Views
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Is the FBI Setting the Stage for Increased Surveillance of Black Activists?
A recently leaked FBI “ Intelligence Assessment ” contains troubling signs that the FBI is scrutinizing and possibly surveilling Black activists in its search for potential “extremists.” The report, which the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division prepared, identifies what it calls “Black Identity...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
'Extreme Vetting' of Visitors Poses an Extreme Threat to Our Principles and Our Security
We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric about “extreme vetting” of visitors to the United States since Donald Trump proposed it during the presidential campaign. While we still don't know precisely what the Trump administration means by the term, preliminary accounts of what it might entail make clear — no...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Does What Happened to This Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend?
The recent abusive border search of a Canadian photojournalist should serve as a warning to everyone concerned about press freedom these days. Ed Ou is a renowned photographer and TED senior fellow who has traveled to the United States many times to do work for The New York Times , Time magazine ,...
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