Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there have been unprecedented changes in US government policies toward human rights and civil liberties. This panel will highlight the sweeping use of immigration detention and deportations of Muslims, FBI entrapment of Muslims and other activists, the significance of the official authorization of a policy of torture and extra-judicial assassination, and the failure of the country to pursue any modicum of accountability for those responsible for state crimes. Ahilan Arulanantham is the ACLU/Southern California deputy legal director. In 2010, the American Immigration Lawyers Association awarded him the Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award for his innovative litigation and its enormous benefits for the rights and dignity of vulnerable non-citizens. Asli Ü. Bâli is assistant professor of international law at UCLA Law School and specializes in the laws of war, nuclear proliferation, and Middle East politics. After 9/11, she engaged in extensive pro bono work relating to immigration, civil liberties, and international human rights. Lisa Hajjar is associate professor of Sociology at UCSB. Her research and writing focus on law and legality, war and conflict, human rights, and torture. In 2010, she went to Guantánamo three times to cover military commission trials for Middle East Report, where she serves on the editorial committee. Co-sponsored by the American Civil Rights Union-Santa Barbara Chapter; A.S. Human Rights Board; the Center for Middle East Studies; the Center for New Racial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; and the Sociology Department.