Fighting anti-immigrant policies:
In 2013, our research in four states will help the ACLU and its local affiliates communicate with the public and lawmakers about reasons to defeat copycat proposals of the Arizona laws that allow police to question immigration status. We have also helped Rights Working Group, Breakthrough Media, the ACLU and others to communicate on policies that restrict due process for immigrants in detention or deportation.
Developing messages about terrorism and torture:
For the last decade, BRS' work for the ACLU has included message development in the debate between civil liberties and the fight against terrorism. BRS has focused on the issue of torture and the treatment of detainees as well as restrictions on civil liberties such as airport screening and the PATRIOT Act.
During increasing attacks on judges and the courts, BRS provided research and communications advice to the Justice at Stake Campaign to help the campaign and its partners understand Americans values as they relate to the judiciary and to communicate in ways that will connect with those values.
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