November 12, 2002

Stephen J. Farquharson
Room 1700, JFK Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203

Dear Mr. Farquharson,

It has recently come to my attention that Amer Jubran, a friend and
colleague of mine, is being detained indefinitely by the INS at the Adult
Correctional Institution in Cranston, RI. It would appear that Mr. Jubran
has done nothing wrong to warrant such treatment. I know him to be a person
of principle and integrity who is committed to the cause of justice for the
Palestinian people.

I am appalled that both the FBI and the INS saw fit to take Mr. Jubran from
his home and incarcerate him without ever having charged him with any crime
or misdemeanor. Given the current climate of fear that surrounds issues
related to the Middle East, I can't help but worry that Mr. Jubran's arrest
signals yet another erosion of our civil liberties and an abrogation of the
legal protections to which he is entitled.

I urge you to do all that is in your power to set a date for Mr. Jubran's
bond hearing and to work toward securing his immediate release.

George Capaccio

cc: Commissioner James W. Ziglar, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20536

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