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(1/7) Countering Violent Extremism programs already harmed minority communities without providing any national security benefit. A new Brennan Center analysis shows that the Trump administration has made the problem far worse.
(2/7) These programs unfairly target Muslim and minority communities as inherently susceptible to terrorism. They conflate community services and intelligence gathering, often under false pretenses, undermining trust between law enforcement and communities.
(3/7) Under the Trump administration, CVE programs now explicitly operate on the bizarre assumption that diversity and the experience of discrimination in America are suggestive of a national security threat.
(4/7) Almost 90% of CVE funding, and over half of CVE programs, now explicitly target minority groups, including Muslims, LGBTQ Americans, Black Lives Matter Activists, immigrants, and refugees.
(5/7) The amount of CVE funding going to law enforcement has tripled, from $764,000 to $2,340,000.
(6/7) 14 of the 26 programs funded by the Department of Homeland Security target schools and students, some as young as 5 years old – often encouraging them to report suspicious behavior by parents or fellow students.
(7/7) Read our full analysis on Countering Violent Extremism programs under the Trump administration here:
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