DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUBSECTION LABELS 5000 APPLICANTS SECURITY THREAT: REFUSES RETRACTION

The U.S. federal government (Transportation Security Administration, part of the Department of Homeland Security) has issued 5,000 letters to applicants which letters state, "I have determined that you pose a security threat." Many of the applicants don't pose a security threat. However, the government has refused requests that replacement letters be issued without the offending language. So that information is in the applicants' dossiers.

Source: "Blunt Federal Letters Tell Students They're Security Threats," by Scott Shane. The New York Times. May 13, 2008.

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