Managing Partner Michael Wildes recently discussed the new ICE detention hotline -- (855) 448-6903 --that detained individuals can call if they believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime.
"This hotline represents a woefully inadequate and farcical attempt at due process. It presupposes that immigrant detainees - regardless of status - will possess both the moxie and the blind faith in our government to call ICE when they feel they have been detained in violation of their civil rights. It is preposterous to assume that an agency that has deported a record number of individuals this year will now represent a haven for civil rights for immigrants when threatened by state and local enforcement."
Michael's comments appeared at borderexplorer.org. To view the full posting, please click here.