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Faiza Patel

Brennan Center for Justice

Faiza Patel is co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is also a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries.

Vetting Foreigners’ Facebook Feeds Won’t Make Americans Safer

The federal government wants visa applicants to cough up their social-media handles.


Brooklyn Is Not Baghdad: What Is the CIA Teaching the NYPD?

Brooklyn is not Baghdad. Congress should show more concern that the CIA is teaching NYPD an unwarranted counterinsurgency mentality. By Faiza Patel and Daniel Michelson-Horowitz