US PATRIOT ACT POSITION PAPER
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... head: Patriot Act The USA Patriot Act: Pros and Cons Institution:
The USA Patriot Act was passed in 2001, is response to the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center. It aims to streamline communication between the various intelligence agencies and strengthen the arm of law enforcement in the areas of surveillance, finance and immigration. Some of the provisions of the Act, particularly Sections 213, 215 and 802, have been subjected to uncalled for criticism under the guise of their supposed infringement of civil liberties. In fact, the Act constitutes an essential bulwark in the fight against the menace of terrorism, and is subject to the necessary checks and balances ne...