From Congressman Joaquin Castro:

Arthur Rizer, Director of Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties Policy at the R Street Institute:

“Americans must stand for the right to protest against government encroachments on fundamental civil liberties. Sitting in a Birmingham jail cell and reflecting on Black Americans’ fight for equality under the law in various parts of the country, Martin Luther King Jr. famously wrote ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ As we push for restored trust between law enforcement and citizen, and for criminal justice reforms vital to the preservation of rights outlined in the Constitution, so should we acknowledge the deprivation of these liberties abroad. Residents of Hong Kong who cannot safely exercise their liberty should have refuge in the land of the free. We are proud to support Rep. Curtis’ bill as an assertion of American leadership amid the struggle for human freedom.”

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