Last night, Trump did his best to trick Americans into believing that he cares about the future of DREAMers in America. In reality, he’s used them as a political pawn to demand funds for his outrageous wall at the Mexico border. Democrat Joe Kennedy III followed up Trump’s SOTU address with a speech of his own in which he reminded the 800,000 DREAMers that America does care about them. Kennedy assured them that Democrats would fight for their freedom.
The Trump-fueled ICE crossed the line by detaining New Yorker Ravi Ragbir earlier this month during Ragbir’s routine check-in with the ICE. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest was appalled by the ICE’s actions.
The federal judge ordered the immediate release of Ragbir and reminded the ICE that not everyone in America is a xenophobe who wants to make America white again.
“It ought not to be — and it has never before been — that those who have lived without incident in this country for years are subjected to treatment we associate with regimes we revile as unjust, regimes where those who have long lived in a country may be taken without notice from streets, home, and work. And sent away. We are not that country.”
She continued, “And woe be the day that we become that country under a fiction that laws allow it.”
Forrest then rebuked ICE officials for “subjecting him to what is rightfully understood as no different or better than penal detention, is certainly cruel. The Constitution commands better”
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