Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet? First Portland, then Kansas City, Chicago, Albuquerque, and plans for Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, to coincide with the Democratic National Convention.
Amid the Trump administration’s threats to accelerate deportations, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have increasingly been using deception and surveillance to make targeted arrests, according to immigrant rights groups...
Spencer Woodman, Maryam Saleh, Hannah Rappleye, Karrie Kehoe
...The Intercept and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found that ICE uses isolation as a go-to tool, rather than a last resort, to manage and punish even the most vulnerable detainees for weeks and months at a time.
Although Trump signed an executive order forbidding splitting of children and parents, separations resulting from ICE raids continue. Yesterday, ICE raided Fresh Mark meat-packing facilities and arrested 140 workers, stranding their children.
Trump is giving ICE the tools, financial resources, and presidential backing to go after immigrant communities as never before. Among its most important and powerful supporters is the labor union that represents ICE’s agents.