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Senior House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers of Michigan joined Arab-American and civil rights group in attacking the Clinton Administration's tough anti-terrorism bill as unconstitutional.Acting CIA DirectorWilliam Studeman and other Administration officials countered that the legislation is necessary because Americans have become potential targets of international terrorism, such as the 1993World Trade Center bombing. The bill would expand wiretapping authority, ban fundraising by terrorist groups and speed deportation of immigrants suspected of terrorism. "Are we going to allow the government to deport aliens convicted of no crime, based on secret information?" asked Conyers. Sponsor Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the bill strikes "a careful, rational balance" between preserving rights and protecting Americans from terrorists.