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Muslim Advocates Files Lawsuits About Electronic Privacy and Profiling Abuses at Borders and Airports

GRAPHIC that says "The Department of Homeland Security is hiding the truth. So we're suing."

This week, two lawsuits were filed in federal court to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release information about how federal officials have treated travelers who are Muslim or who are perceived to be Muslim at United States borders, including airports. The lawsuits highlight the numerous recent reports of individuals who are or are perceived to be Muslim having their electronic devices searched while traveling or having their trusted traveler status revoked without explanation.

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