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State and local police who help enforce federal immigration laws are targeting Latinos and "terrorizing" people across the United States, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said at a briefing on Capitol Hill on Monday.
"Massive immigration sweeps are terrorizing communities across the country, including those who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents and other lawful workers," she stated.
Lin, on a panel with five other speakers, said the ACLU opposes section 287(g) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which allows the Department of Homeland Security and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division to enter into partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies, in which local officers are authorized to operate as federal immigration agents. The designated police officers have been trained and are under the supervision of ICE officers.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
The ACLU is just a name, it shows their heritage.
The term "liberal" is obsolete, by the way; the preferred term is: