When the damage done by this administration* is toted up, assuming there will be somebody left to count the cost, the unleashing of Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division, and the subsequent depredations thereof, are going to rank right at the top of the list. If you want to see real fascism in action, look at what these people have been up to.
Yeah this akin to the person arrested for assaulting a Police officer when the police officer broke his hand while punching the guy in the face. It is an abuse of the law. If someone is lying in the ditch dying due to lack of water and you give him a drink of water and it turns out he an “illegal alien” under your read of it the person helping could be charged with aiding a criminal.
They used to do the same thing to people who would let escaping slaves sleep in barns as they fled to Canada , the only difference being those people were trying to get OUT of the USA.
ICE = Prototypical Einsatzgruppen
Oh please. It an abuse of the law and you know it. The Police just interpret the law as they see fit which is a mark of the Police State. It not just on the border with mexico where a person in the USA can be arrested for providing another with food and water,
The man was providing water to THIRSTY people. People have and will die of thirst . Again this no different then my picking up an “illegal immigrant” on the side of the road in South Manitoba because leaving him there would result in him freezing to death. At least the cops in Canada would not charge me with the crime of “aiding an illegal immigrant”.
THAT said why are people charged with a crime for leaving water in a desert but the owners of businesses not charged when they hire that same “Illegal” at less than minimum wage? These BUSINESS owners by the way have included Politicians that run on anti-immigrant platforms.
What an absolute crock. Lawyers help people who have migrated “illegaly” to the USA. People donate money to organizations that is used to help those “illegal migrants”. People give Charities and Churches that aid those “illegal migrants”
This is what GOOD people do. Any of those can be construed by a Fascist Police State as aiding in illegal activities and only Facist Police States go out of their way to prosecute people of good will.
Back to that guy on the side of the road in Manitoba ready to Freeze to death. Even if I KNEW he did not legally cross the border, It hardly means I should be faced with the choice of leaving him freeze to death or going to jail .
ICE is stopping buses coming from Northern Maine (we border Canada, you know) and Bangor going south and do a “show me your papers check” We’ve all seen enough movies to know where this leads.
I have to agree this is a created problem, if we had better immigration laws we wouldn’t have 11 million people here without status. It is actually in their interest along with everyone else to have legal status. So should we be nice and make that 15 million. There are a 1000 people a day detained at the border?
By the way migration is movement within a country. From one country to another is immigration. You can migrate from one state to another but not countries.