Hundreds arrested in nine-state immigration raid

Someone’s got to fill those detention centers.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Julie Myers said, “Today's nationwide enforcement actions show how we will use all our investigative tools to bring these individuals to justice, no matter how large or small their company.”

I know that someone who comes to this country illegally is doing something, well, illegal, but somehow locking up otherwise law-abiding citizens who are just desperately searching for a way to provide a better life for themselves or their families doesn’t really strike me as “justice.” I don’t have a perfect solution to offer—I wish I did—but the situation as it stands just makes me terribly, terribly sad.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus