Congress Needs To Hold ICE Accountable for Abuses

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is running amok. Congress needs to step up and do its job. When Karah de Oliveira and her husband, Fabiano, showed up at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Lawrence, Massachusetts, they expected to have an interview about their marriage, the first part of an application for a green card. Fabiano has lived in the U.S. since 2005 and the two have a 5-year-old son together. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement had other ideas. ICE arrested Fabiano, who became one of many members of our communities who have been arrested while trying to normalize their status, in the latest example of how aggressive ICE has become since President Trump’s inauguration. In the past year, ICE has gone after parents dropping off their children at school; children going to the hospital; primary caregivers to family members with disabilities; domestic abuse survivors seeking legal protections; religious minorities who fear persecution;…

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