Constitutional rights not guaranteed for immigrants
Tight end Kori Dickerson has had to balance football, track and having two daughters
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Explain It. Niels Frenzen, USC professor of law, speaks about immigration laws since Sept. 11 attacks during a discussion Thursday.
Discussion: Federal government making questionable moves against non-citizens since last month’s attacks
Americans assume that constitutional rights, such as due process and protection against unreasonable search and seizure, apply without bias.
“But many times, it is a myth,” said Niels Frenzen, USC law professor, during a lecture Thursday.
Immigrants in the United States who are not naturalized citizens have no right to due process when charged by the Immigration and Naturalization Services. They are not provided with lawyers and must hire them independently, Frenzen said.
In a discussion hosted by the Center for Feminist Research,
Frenzen focused on current and past immigration laws, the Constitutions lack of protection for non-citizens and the ramifications for immigrants since last months attacks.
“The federal government can do anything it wants with non-citizens," Frenzen said. “If you are a representative of a political, social or similar group that publicly endorses acts of terrorist activity against the U.S.. then you are subject to deportation and denial of entry into the U.S."
Frenzen questioned the precision of vague terms used to accuse people of affiliating with groups that support terrorism.
Anti-terrorist legislation would probably be aimed toward immi-
grants of certain religions and nationalities instead of the terrorists themselves, he said. Those directly involved with terrorist acts will be subject to criminal charges rather than deportation.
Restrictions on immigration have also tightened, Frenzen said.
“A visa only gives permission to ask an INS officer at the point of entry if he or she can be admitted to the U.S.,” he said. “Now, every time a permanent resident leaves, he or she can still be denied entrance across the borders of the U.S.“
Legislation during the beginning of the Cold War classified many INS cases because of a fear of communist immigration. Ironically. Congress sought to soften this existing style of secrecy in immigra-
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Research focuses on military action
Ready for fall
USC'S $45 million contract with the U.S. Army will provide the funds to create a prototype of virtual simulations. H uman models could be ready in three months.
By STEVEN JONES
USCs Institute for Creative Technologies is accelerating the creation of virtual immersive simulations for the U.S. Army. The ICT, which has a $45 million contract with the Army, hopes to have a prototype of this simulation in six months, instead of one to three years, as previously planned.
In the wake of the attacks, the ICT gathered its team of filmmakers to hold several meetings focused on anti-terrorism measures. The creative team brainstormed possible scenarios that were then passed on to the Army.
Although not ail of the filmmakers involved were disclosed, many have a history of projects with vio-
lent or military themes, ranging from “Fight Club” director David Fincher to “Apocalypse Now” screenwriter John Milius. They have met in the past to devise situations for the simulations.
This time their mission is urgent.
Creating projects to combat terrorism is “a capability we already had in place,” said Mary Trier, public affairs officer for the Army’s STRI-COM (Strategic Training and I see Technology, page 7 I
Nursing program moves plan for graduate degrees
Program: Future modeled after similar changes at UCLA and Yale University
By SUSHMA SUBRAMANIAN
After eliminating the undergraduate nursing program last spring, USC officials are focusing on graduate programs to train the health care professionals.
Nursing shortages continue across the country, but USC is mod-
eling its program after colleges such as Yale University and UCLA, which now offer professional nursing education at the graduate level.
The current sophomore class will be the last class of bachelors degree nurses to graduate from USC.
“USC has a strong history in this community of providing outstanding nurses," said Wynn Waugaman, the interim chair of nursing. “We, the faculty, are committed to this tradition. We look forward to continuing this Trojan tradition with our I see Nursing, page 7 I
‘USC has a strong history in this community of providing outstanding nurses."
WYNN WAUGAMAN nursing chair
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And waiting. Liz Griffin, a undeclared freshman, sits a tree in between Marshall School of Business and the Law School Thursday afternoon. Temperatures are beginning to cool throughout southern California. Daylight savings time starts Sunday at 2 a.m.
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