Monday, November 6, 2017

Shameless and Immigration Raids as Comedic Foils in the Trump Era

 

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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.  

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/11/shameless-and-the-mainstreaming-of-immigration-raids.html

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