Life or Liberty is a non-profit media project begun in 2002 to produce documentaries on immigrant communities affected by post-9/11 policies. The project has produced award-winning short documentaries for grassroots organizing and educational outreach. Currently we are in production for Enemy Alien, our first feature.
A Japanese American filmmaker confronts startling echoes of his own family's World War II internment as he joins the fight to free a Homeland Security detainee.
Special Registration (officially known as NSEERS) required immigrants who have legally entered the U.S. to register with Homeland Security. This policy was condemned by immigrant advocates and acknowledged to have no value in finding terrorists.
Task forces were formed under order of Attorney General John Ashcroft to arrest out-of-status immigrants from Muslim countries and interrogate them about terrorism.
In the first weeks after the 9/11 attacks, about 1,200 Muslim non-citizens were detained and held without charges. Though publicly claimed to be "connected with the 9/11 investigation," none of these immigrants were charged with terrorism.
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