These Tactics Not Acceptable

Closing Thought–08Aug19

So much ink, so many words, and so much emotions have been spilled over the so-called “illegal aliens” in this country.

We all have heard the horror stories about children in cages….or the myth of the freebie seekers…..or the criminals …….so much and in it all is ICE who are starting to act like a Gestapo-esque group under this president.

The newest “round-up” was in Mississippi……

US immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade, the AP reports. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city. Workers filled three buses—two for men and one for women—at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in tiny Morton, 40 miles east of Jackson. They were taken to a military hangar to be processed for immigration violations. About 70 family, friends and residents waved goodbye and shouted, “Let them go! Let them go!” Later, two more buses arrived.

A tearful 13-year-old boy whose parents are from Guatemala waved goodbye to his mother, a Koch worker, as he stood beside his father. About 600 agents fanned out across the plants involving several companies, surrounding the perimeters to prevent workers from fleeing. The raids occurred in small towns near Jackson with a workforce made up largely of Latino immigrants, including Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol. Some employees tried to flee on foot but were caught in the parking lot. Workers who were confirmed to have legal status were allowed to leave the plant after having their trunks searched. “It was a sad situation inside,” said Domingo Candelaria, a legal resident and Koch worker who said authorities checked employees’ identification documents.

The companies involved are the same companies that were getting slave labor from local state prisons… now what penalties do these companies face or are they considered guiltless?

This situation with ICE should be unacceptable to all Americans….to turn a blind eye is a vote of approval ofm thism heavy handed BS of the Trump policies.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

6 thoughts on “These Tactics Not Acceptable

    1. I noticed on TV that a sign on one of the raids was Koch….I’m thinking if it is the Koch bros then they will get a way scott free. chuq

  1. Yeah… I would guess ICE is going to fall victim of being the “poster child” for this kind of response and the next president will likely change the name. It used to be INS. Given much of politics is the visual, I find it amazing that anyone thought up ICE anyway as that does imply a “cold”, less humane organization… in spite of the fact these are professional men and women serving in that unit who are very human. I am NOT suggesting the organization be “dissolved” or discontinued, but certainly a name change would be in order for the next administration.
    Even Herr Hitler was forced to dissolve the “Brown Shirts” Nazi street thugs that put him into power in a public concession to become Chancellor. Now.. I am NOT comparing ICE to Nazi Brown Shirts.. again, these are professional a dedicated Americans in that organization. I am comparing that sometimes being identified correctly or incorrectly as a result of carrying out ill-informed policy requires a simple name change along with a change in policy in order to get back public confidence.

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