Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice in telling CBP that their proposal is a bad idea that will lead to even more racial profiling at the border. This is yet another attempt to unfairly scrutinize visitors to the U.S. based on race and national origin. Targeting Chinese travelers in such a sweeping manner would not increase our security and would be an ineffective use of CBP resources. While social media collection has been proposed in the name of national security and is touted as “optional,” we have seen in the past that such practices have been used to coerce travelers into giving private information and have led to discrimination at airports and other border points. This type of interrogation and abuse is an already-too-common reality for Muslim Americans at the border.
CBP’s adoption of such a policy will only fan the flames of anti-China, and anti-Asian, sentiment in the U.S., which is already on the rise, due to President Trump’s rhetoric throughout his campaign and since taking office. The bottom line is that racial profiling has never been and will never be an effective national security tool.
Are you in? In the month since the inauguration, we’ve seen that mass protest and resistance has been an effective way to push back on the current Administration's efforts to vilify and target non-white and immigrant communities. it is critical that we raise our voices on this issue -- we only have until April 24th to submit our public comments to CBP on this proposal.
Please send in our letter below, or edit it to your own liking, to show CBP that we are not standing down and that we will not accept the targeting of the Chinese community.
Thank you for raising your voice with us and telling the CBP that racial profiling has never been and will never be an effective national security tool. We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest developments of this proposal and more ways to stay involved. Share this letter with your friends and family -- we cannot let the CBP implement this proposal.