David L. Wilson, author, with Jane Guskin, of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers (2nd Edition), writes regularly for Truthout about the status of immigrants and human rights abuses perpetrated by the US government.
“In mid-April, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out a six-day operation in the New York metropolitan area, detaining a total of 225 people. ¶ One month later, a young US citizen named Augustina stood in Manhattan’s Foley Square, a few hundred feet from ICE’s regional headquarters, and told a crowd of journalists and supporters how the series of raids—code-named ‘Operation Keep Safe’—had impacted her and her family. Claiming they were police, ICE agents ‘welcomed themselves in’ at the family’s East Harlem apartment, she said, and led away her diabetic mother, who had lived in the United States for more than 30 years. As the oldest citizen left in the family, Augustina was now having to file for guardianship of her 12-year-old sister….”
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