Friday, August 10, 2018

Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration


Photo courtesy of The Atlantic

Franklin Foer's new Atlantic cover story, "How Trump Radicalized ICE," reveals that immigration enforcement has been handed over to a small group of militant, anti-immigration hawks, who cultivate fear to accomplish their goal of driving out undocumented immigrants.  In the past, Foer says, ICE was forbidden from operating in places like schools, churches and hospitals, which are known as "sensitive locations." Now, he says, "there's growing anecdotal evidence that ICE hasn't overturned the policy of sensitive locations, but they've given themselves ever greater latitude to operate in those places where they'd once been forbidden."

Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air interviewed Foer on the transformation of ICE.




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