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Rep. Mark Takano Statement on President Biden’s Plan to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan by September 11th

Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following President Biden's announcement that he plans to withdraw all remaining troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

Rep. Mark Takano Reintroduces the Prevention of Anti-Immigrant Violence Act to Protect Non-Citizen Victims of Hate Crimes

Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Prevention of Anti-Immigrant Violence Act in the 117th Congress. This bill aims to protect non-citizen victims of hate crimes by expanding the breadth of the U visa program and preventing their detention or deportation until their case has been adjudicated. It also provides funding to assists law enforcement agencies and groups that help protect and help victims of hate crimes to improve responses to hate crimes, promote better community relations between victims and law enforcement, and prevent hate crimes from happening altogether.

Reps. Takano and Evans Reintroduce the Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act to Protect Defendants’ Due Process Rights in the Criminal Justice System

Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Penn.) reintroduced the Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act to ensure that defendants have access to source code and other information necessary to exercise their confrontational and due process rights when algorithms are used to analyze evidence in their case. This legislation will also establish standards and testing to enable a robust conversation about how these algorithms work and whether they are accurate and fair enough to be used in the criminal justice system.

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