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Loaded on March 15, 2013 by Derek Gilna published in Prison Legal News March, 2013, page 40
Filed under: Databases, Sentencing, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Immigration, False Arrest, Racial Profiling. Location: United States of America.
An increasing number of American citizens have been questioned, detained and even deported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as a result of databases that incorrectly identify them as undocumented immigrants.
According to the New York Times, “Detentions of citizens are part of the widening impact on Americans, as well as on immigrants, of President Obama’s enforcement strategies, which have led to more than 1.1 million deportations since the beginning of his term, the highest numbers in six decades.” In fiscal year (FY) 2012, 409,849 immigrants were deported – a record number.
With growing criticism of law enforcement sweeps of immigrant neighborhoods and job sites that result in complaints about racial profiling, as well as widespread condemnation of immigration detention facilities, the issue of U.S. citizens being caught up in immigration raids has become more pronounced. Across the country, according to the Times, “citizens have been confined in local jails after federal immigration agents, acting on flawed information from Department of Homeland Security databases, instructed the police to hold them for investigation and possible deportation.”
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: missed_gear
So those problems should fall on you. Not your kid. If you make up fake documents, why should your kid be the one who sits in jail, and be tortured to encourage them to self deport?