Since the Snowden disclosures of 2013, it's been a truism in “everyone is watched.” But history shows that not everyone is watched equally.
On June 22, 2017, the Center hosted The Color of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of American Immigrants. American surveillance of immigrants is far from new. The interrogations and surveillance of Chinese and Indian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the misuse of Census data to locate and incarcerate Japanese Americans during World War II; and the inspections and workplace monitoring of Mexican guestworkers in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s all evince a long history of disparate government tracking—a trend that has expanded rapidly since 9/11.
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