Still, this is the first wave of a massive national operation so there are bounds to be fuck ups. Remember they already nabbed one of my friend's grandparents since he was the only Latino in a crowd. He was a US citizen, but didn't have his passport on him and was taken away for a little while on account of his inability to prove it.
That brings me to the point of this post. If you fit a profile to be hit as a target of opportunity (which is encouraged with this Sunday's raid) and are in a major city that may be raided, remember to
1) Keep your documents on you to prove you are legally here
2) Make sure your friends and family have an electronic copy of your documents on the cloud that are easily accessible
While we'll all probably be fine, taking that extra step in case something does happen won't hurt.
Edit: Update - looks like my timeline was off.
Response from one of my friends in the DC area:
Raids like this have happened in my neighborhood at least twice now. They just detain anybody on the street who they "suspect."
diadem fucked around with this message on 07-11-2019 at 09:30 AM.
Blindy. was listening to Cher while typing:
Our president is all sorts of fucked up.
The good news is that they are aware of opportunity for improvement in regards to certain behaviors and as well as oppretunities for improvement in regards to the state of some camps. diadem fucked around with this message on 07-12-2019 at 04:02 PM.
diadem fucked around with this message on 07-12-2019 at 04:02 PM.
This one time, at Mortious camp:
No. Really. Raids?
The problem is that there is such a focus on brutality towards illegales that the concept of protecting citizens, vacationers, and legal immigrants seems to have become, in my opinion, an afterthought. For example, my wife recently got another masters degree from Harvard. To the best of my knowledge, of her entire graduating class, she is the only non-American who is still allowed to stay in the US. It's costing us a ridiculous amount in legal fees to keep it that way on account of paperwork errors, properly responding to extortion threats, etc.
While there is a lot of rage from the general public towards those responsible, they really just seem undertrained (especially in rule of law), overstressed, and understaffed. diadem fucked around with this message on 07-13-2019 at 05:23 PM.
diadem fucked around with this message on 07-13-2019 at 05:23 PM.
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