Amna Akbar is Senior Research Scholar & Advocacy Fellow with the
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, International Human Rights
Clinic, NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU she worked at Queens
Legal Services overseeing the Asian Battered Women's Project, and
clerked in the Southern District of New York. She is a co-producer of
the radio program Asia Pacific Forum on the Pacifica Network's WBAI
in New York City, which focuses on Asian American politics, news, and
Imagine being thrown in jail in the United States for over four years, not because you had violated any laws, or even because the government thought you were about to commit a crime, but because government officials believed that you may engage in criminal acts at some point in the...