Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fear Spreads of ICE, Removals in Immigrant Communities Across US


CNN reports that fear among immigrants, especially undocumented ones, is spreading across the United States as the immigration enforcement priorities of the Trump administration kick in.  "[S]ome unauthorized immigrants are keeping their children home from school. Others have suspended after-school visits to the public library. They have given up coffee shop trips and weekend restaurant dinners with family.

Some don't answer knocks on their doors. They're taping bedsheets over windows and staying off social media. Nervous parents and their children constantly exchange text messages and phone calls."
A series of immigration arrests this week have unleashed waves of fear and uncertainty across immigrant communities.
The much-publicized removal of an undocumented mother in Arizona has helped spark concern with immigration enforcement in immigrant communities. 

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