U. S. Patriot Act (2001)

September 11, 2001 attacks of terrorism were the worst tragedy on the United States ever witness in America.   Many people died during the attack.   Then after the attack, President George W. Bush declares a “War on Terror” (2001).   The tragic event became a facilitator for the Patriot Act of 2001 and was into law on October 26, 2001 with votes from the house of 357-66 and the Senate 98-1.  
The Patriot Act gives authority to law enforcement officers and intelligent agencies the tools to help protect citizens and America against the fight of terrorism. The provided tools   through the act have been approved by the court systems to commit law enforcement to certain rules, regulation, and polices they must follow. “The penalties for existing federal crimes increases and adjustments are made in federal procedures concerning terrorism,” (2001).   The immigration laws enacted was so that it would be tougher for terrorist to enter and leave the United States.   Therefore, terrorist are detained if caught and brought in as suspects. The Patriot act allows law enforcement officers to react to any threats of terrorism. “The document also contains several sunset provisions; essentially this is a date of termination for all or part of the act unless legislation extends it,” (2001). Some of the acts include Titles that are without provisions because of the Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005.
The improved act heightens the law enforcement strength to fight against terrorism. One section extended was the definition of “agent of foreign power” as any non- American who employs terrorist activities and is not a member of a terrorist group or organization (Yeh & Doyle, 2006). The act covers federal crime codes and any loss acquired from terrorist activities (2006). The USA Patrick Act is important but unfair act violates the rights of American citizens. The advantages and disadvantage of the USA Patriot Act is an overview of the sacrifice of American rights versus terrorism....