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MORE THAN 40 ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO ABANDON "VIRTUAL WALL" IMMIGRATION BILL

More than 40 different organizations are calling on the Biden Administration to bypass a bill calling for a “virtual wall” with mass surveillance along the U.S. border with Mexico.

On February 25, more than 40 privacy, immigrants rights, and civil liberties organizations called on the Biden administration to abandon a new bill which would extend the Trump administration’s border policy, particularly the ongoing creation of a “virtual” or biometric wall. These organizations – including Mijente, Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Fight for the Future, and Restore the Fourth – wrote a letter to the Biden admin scolding the recently minted president for continuing the militarization of the border.

The letter comes in response to a recently proposed bill, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would direct the Department of Homeland Security to implement new biometric and aerial surveillance technologies at ports of entry and along the U.S./Mexico border.

“This “smart border” surveillance technology is a continuation of the Trump administration’s racist border policies, not a break from it,” the letter states. “We applaud President Biden’s efforts to halt Trump’s border wall construction and provide relief to immigrant communities, but protection

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