Under the Presidency of Donald Trump, the existence of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has become a highly controversial issue. With widespread separation of families and legion abuses in privately owned detention centers, all fueled by openly racist pronouncements from the White House, increasing numbers are now demanding the abolition of the agency. They include both activists and mainstream politicians such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand.
Many of the immigrants caught up in ICE’s dragnet are only attempting to cross the border because of abuses by the United States in their home countries. And harassment of those fleeing is not restricted to the present administration. Barack Obama’s presidency was responsible for nearly 3 million deportations, a record number.
Written with passion and eloquence this concise philippic provides moving examples of the abuses that occur under the cold eye of ICE and sets out convincing arguments for getting rid of it.
By Natascha Elena Uhlmann. Paperback. 160 pages. Published by OR Books, 2019.