Coalition of 63 Asian American and Allied Organizations Opposes Short-Term Reauthorization of Section 702

November 14, 2023

National Asian American Coalition Letter Led By Asian American Scholar Forums, Advancing Justice | AAJC, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) & Stop AAPI Hate

Section 702 and related surveillance authorities have been misused to spy on Americans, including but not limited to protesters, journalists, campaign donors, and members of Congress. The consequences of such misuse have had a profound impact on our Asian American community, resulting in wrongful targeting, unjust surveillance, and devastating tolls on careers, livelihoods, and reputations. This disproportionate targeting has fostered a climate of fear among Asian Americans and their families, causing anxiety about being stopped, monitored, or investigated while engaging in everyday activities. These issues not only raise significant concerns about civil liberties and civil rights, but also underscore the need for substantial reform.