Monday, November 6, 2017
For you pop culture watchers, last night was the season premiere of the Showtime show "Shameless," which is in fact shameless. Immigration -- and Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- featured prominently in the opening episode. First, there is a raid at the restaurant where Fiona works with the cooks and dishwashers fleeing the workplace. Later, one of the main characters, the ever-popular "V" attempts to get her bar back from Svetlana, an immigrant from Russia, by having her arrested by telling ICE officers that the bar owner is the ringleader of a Russian human-trafficking and prostitution ring. Such serious allegations were the only thing that got ICE's attention. The next thing you know, ICE raids the bar. V feels triumphant and Svetlana faces likely removal from the United States.