ACLU Letter to the White House Counsel Regarding the Privacy Implications of Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

Document Date: February 28, 2017
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This February 28, 2017 letter from the ACLU to White House Counsel, Donald F. McGahn, raises serious concerns about the privacy impacts of Executive Order 13768: “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The order represents a dramatic shift in policy that will threaten the privacy rights of immigrants, foreign residents, and U.S. citizens. The order also raises multiple constitutional and legal concerns and calls into question whether the U.S. is meeting its international agreements.