Sunday, July 28, 2019

ICE Raids Bear a Disturbing Resemblance to the “Pass Raids” of South African Apartheid


Penelope Andrews for Slate offers a troubling historical analogy to the Trump administration's immigration raids:  "Undocumented people and their families braced for another round of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers earlier this month. The reports and images of ICE officers staking out homes and arresting people recall a parallel moment in history in apartheid South Africa, where the authorities regularly swept up black people under the `pass laws,' a system that rigidly regulated the movement of black people from so-called homelands to the white urban centers." (Bold added).


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