The president’s travel ban executive order may be stalled in the courts, but at least one element of Trump’s nativist agenda is enjoying resounding success. ICE arrests of undocumented persons have risen by 37.6% over 2016’s numbers during the same period.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement may pride themselves in their coldly efficient removal of our friends and neighbors, but it tears families apart and ruins lives. Sometimes it ends them. At least seven people have died while under their custody since October of last year, including two who died in the last week.
If this is how our country is protected, we don’t deserve protection.
(Year Zero/Day One Hundred and Twenty-Three)