Hey everyone. ICE didn't want the media to get wind of this.
According to e-mails obtained by the Globe between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), ICE asked government officials to space out the meetings so that the public wouldn’t catch on and draw “negative media interests.”
Gee, I wonder why they thought people would be upset.
ICE agents set ‘trap’ for immigrants seeking legal residency
Two federal immigration agencies worked together in a coordinated effort to set deportation traps for unsuspecting immigrants seeking legal status, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleged in a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week.
According to the Boston Globe, the two agencies arranged meetings for the undocumented immigrants at government offices, where they were subsequently arrested, and in some cases deported.
So basically they were like "hey come meet us and we'll talk about getting you legal status" and then instead they just arrest them.
It's just so fucking disgusting. Dangling citizenship in front of their faces, the thing they need in order to stop living in fear and being completely exploited by employers, and getting access to government services and any kind of justice like human beings deserve, and it's a trick to arrest and deport them?
The goal of ICE or any U.S. government agency was never to get immigrants here legally. It's to deport people of color and keep people of color out. You can bet this little trap was never used on a white undocumented immigrant.
“In my opinion, it makes sense for us to arrest aliens with final removal orders as they represent the end of the line in the removal process,” Graham said in a separate email from January. “They are typically the easiest to remove…and at the end of the day we are in the removal business and it’s our job to locate and arrest them.”
Note the dehumanizing language.
This is all they care about. They just want to arrest and deport as many undocumented PEOPLE as they can. Who cares whether it's right or not, yeah? "It's our job" mmhmm the world has heard that before.
Fuck ICE and fuck this country.