Sadly, appeals to reason don’t stop reactionary media outlets like the Boston Herald from telegraphing the falsehoods being spread by ICE and pals.
Alternatives for feuding student immigrant advocates and journalists
As someone who has been both a journalist and a left-wing political activist for a long time, I suppose it’s inevitable that I would feel the need to weigh in on a debate currently raging between Harvard immigrant advocates and the independent Harvard ...
“They like to present these tools as being neutral ... but these tools are being sold to ICE and DHS specifically to track immigrants, to track activists, and to use that information across law enforcement networks to terrorize communities and split families apart."
“Me and my wife were both applying for our residency together,” Ruben says. “But her dad got sick. She went back to Mexico and took care of some of his business after he died. I got my residency in 2015. She got a 10-year ban from the United States when she left seven years ago.”
"It feels increasingly cruel to offer what amounts to be a fairy tale, when in reality she may need great strength to overcome great threats."
That’s what’s happening with all three agencies in this case, with each one putting their own unique spin on how to circumvent the rules.
What’s less known is that here in Massachusetts, our feeble public records law is helping to bolster these efforts by obscuring the process through which local officials share information with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
As the debate over immigration increases in urgency, the Massachusetts sheriff and his department are about to enter into a cooperation agreement with ICE, which would operationalize local forces to assist Trump’s regime in deporting undocumented people on the Cape.
This is not the first time that the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office has been at the center of controversy. Among other things, Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has made headlines for denying visitation rights to families of inmates, while last January he proposed sending his inmates to the southern border of the US to help build President Trump’s wall.
Human rights activist seized by ICE during routine immigration check-in