ICE guards call Iraqi immigrants ‘rag heads’ and ‘terrorists,’ deny them food and water, and coerce them to give up their legal rights, ACLU says.
The American Civil Liberties Union denounced the federal government’s decision to continue Border Patrol operations while instructing community members to leave coastal areas. “Safety should be a priority regardless of immigration status,” said ACLU policy strategist Astrid Dominguez. “This is very concerning for the community. It sends a wrong message.”
As residents of Southeast Texas evacuate under strict orders in preparation for the rapidly-approaching Hurricane Harvey, members of the area's immigrant community are being left with an impossible choice on Friday: face the potentially life-threatening storm or follow evacuation orders and risk being detained and even deported. Border Patrol