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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:11 PM

ICE raids have 'blown up' in Alabama since Trump immigration orders went into effect

Blade Runner: "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."

Source: al.com, by Connor Sheets

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ICE agents are detaining undocumented immigrants without criminal records across Alabama in a break with agency practice under President Barack Obama.

ICE is also making so-called "collateral arrests," in which they check the papers of people they encounter during raids targeting other individuals and detain any who are undocumented. And they are arresting people at their homes and workplaces, according to Alabama immigration advocates and Baton Rouge, La., defense attorney Paul "Woody" Scott.

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Many of the immigrants detained in Alabama recently were picked up by ICE at their workplaces and homes, according to Scott and advocates across the state including Judith Zambrano, a member of Somos Tuskaloosa (the group deliberately uses the Native spelling of the word Tuscaloosa), a Tuscaloosa-area immigrant advocacy organization.

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Zambrano said that the question of whether to go to work or send their children to school in the days following ICE actions has become "a major problem" for parents in the Tuscaloosa area. It's a question that immigrant communities are facing in other parts of the state as well.

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Read it all at: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/ice_raids_have_blown_up_in_ala.html#incart_river_home_pop

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Reply ICE raids have 'blown up' in Alabama since Trump immigration orders went into effect (Original post)
yallerdawg Mar 2017 OP
gopiscrap Mar 2017 #1
guillaumeb Mar 2017 #2
Blue_true Mar 2017 #17
guillaumeb Mar 2017 #18
TheDebbieDee Mar 2017 #3
muntrv Mar 2017 #5
Kittycow Mar 2017 #9
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #12
muntrv Mar 2017 #4
angstlessk Mar 2017 #7
Freethinker65 Mar 2017 #6
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #8
sheshe2 Mar 2017 #15
Blue_true Mar 2017 #19
NutmegYankee Mar 2017 #21
NutmegYankee Mar 2017 #20
Ilsa Mar 2017 #10
Nevernose Mar 2017 #13
Ilsa Mar 2017 #16
randr Mar 2017 #11
NightWatcher Mar 2017 #14

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:20 PM

1. This fucking administration doesn't think anything through!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:26 PM

2. Papers please!!!

It is 1984 in Trump's America.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:37 PM

17. 1984 turned California bright blue, from purple.

Trump's mid administration could cause Hispanics that can vote, but sat on the sidelines to become electorally active, as it will for Blacks and other minority groups that have some members that sit on the sideline during elections.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:41 PM

18. So we all hope.

Trump might be the wake up call that the 41% of non-voters needed. But 4 years is time for a lot of damage.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:31 PM

3. If these undoc'ed immigrant families of agricultural

 

Work most Americans won't notice/care til they're paying $10 for a head of lettuce!

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Response to muntrv (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:51 PM

9. That's a pretty good article.

Wish a Migrant Worker Visa (streamlined ) was a thing. It seems like such a simple solution.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:55 PM

12. the repube fascist brigades are totally screwing the farm-food chain

Stupid.
Sad.

Are repubes trying to impose a Russian-style famine on the USA? They are off to a good start.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:32 PM

4. ICE wants to see the papers of all colored people.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:42 PM

7. From tan to black, I'm sure!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:41 PM

6. and nothing at all happens to their employers?

I want searchable list of the employers so that they can be fined, shamed, and arrested for not doing their due diligence in hiring "real" Americans. Actually, I want this bullshit to stop, but if it is to continue in such a horrendous manner, I want the employers to be put through as much hell as possible. The employers have enough clout to stop this fiasco.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:43 PM

8. They're going to be put out of business. Get ready, America.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:59 PM

15. And....

How many of these farmers voted for trump? He made it CLEAR what he was going to do.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:50 PM

19. Yeah, but the Blacks in Black Lives Matter, or Hillary personally grabbing their guns away.

Plus Obamacare. They voted for Trump based upon hate. Fuck them. We can import our food or get it from the increasing number of high tech tower farms that produce year around.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:50 AM

21. Many of the farmers I know didn't vote for Trump.

Only 3% of the population runs farms. Of those I personally know, they were concerned about immigrant labor or tariffs damaging the food/grocery market . Much of the rural republican vote is trades or retail workers with low paying jobs.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:44 AM

20. It's almost every major farm that requires hand picking of fruit.

I have no intention of shaming them for using immigrant labor, it would be hypocritical to do that and then go buy a $1.99 head of lettuce at the grocery store.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:51 PM

10. Schools survey families to see if they are migrant farm workers.

Free and reduced price lunches are offered.

And then this happens. I wonder if ICE gleans information from school databases?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:58 PM

13. Illegally, maybe

And even if they did access the info, "perfectly legal occupation of parent" isn't enough to get a search warrant from a federal judge.

Schools don't record immigration status at all (FYI to ppl of the Internet). SCOTUS ruling, plus middle school registrars make lousy determiners of immigration status. The schools educate whoever shows up, in whatever condition (which is why Republicans hate them so much).

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 08:24 PM

16. Right, they don't ascertain whether they are legal.

But they do ask about whether they are migrant farm workers, without any verification, from what I can tell.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:53 PM

11. Twitler asked us to renew our trust in enforcement officers and then cut them loose on a population

of people who are struggling enough already. Enforcement agencies across the nation are going to lose whatever trust they may have one time deserved.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:58 PM

14. I hope the crops rot in the fields and it hurts the trump supporting racist farmers

Then I hope they fear there's no damn commie socialism welfare to bail their asses out.

If their ignorant vote is gonna hurt me, I hope they hurt too.

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