Opinion: America’s war on immigrants

As the interminable debate in Washington over immigration reform wears on, undocumented migrants in the U.S. continue to exist at the mercy of law enforcement efforts that defy all pretenses of justice and legality.
Earlier this year, Al Jazeera America reported on the stop-and-frisk-style raids being conducted in New Orleans by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to boost migrant deportation quotas. In that article, a Honduran immigrant recounts his experience of being handcuffed and shackled in the back of an ICE vehicle, which had been deployed to round up undocumented people using racial profiling techniques, saying, “I heard one of the agents say to another, ‘This is like going hunting.’ … And the other responded, ‘Yeah, I like this s—-.’”
Also mentioned in the article is the fact that ICE agents in New Orleans “use mobile fingerprinting devicessimilar to those used by the U.S. military during its counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
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(Photo: Brendan Smialowski//AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: America’s war on immigrants

As the interminable debate in Washington over immigration reform wears on, undocumented migrants in the U.S. continue to exist at the mercy of law enforcement efforts that defy all pretenses of justice and legality.

Earlier this year, Al Jazeera America reported on the stop-and-frisk-style raids being conducted in New Orleans by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to boost migrant deportation quotas. In that article, a Honduran immigrant recounts his experience of being handcuffed and shackled in the back of an ICE vehicle, which had been deployed to round up undocumented people using racial profiling techniques, saying, “I heard one of the agents say to another, ‘This is like going hunting.’ … And the other responded, ‘Yeah, I like this s—-.’”

Also mentioned in the article is the fact that ICE agents in New Orleans “use mobile fingerprinting devicessimilar to those used by the U.S. military during its counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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(Photo: Brendan Smialowski//AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Obama Paradox: Support immigrants, their family, and community while unilaterally deporting them.
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