Quotes from “Abolish ICE” by Natascha Uhlmann

But the very roots of American wealth today can be traced back directly to slavery and racial terrorism across the nation
United States has no moral standing to put criminality on trial: no nation is more steeped in violence and dispossession
we have criminalized the very act of escaping violence
favor immigrants from Europe by treating every country equally
our immigration bureaucracy ignores historically constructed inequalities
France’s famous words: “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread
the system is heavily stacked against nonwhite migrants
But it’s a law that, in design and in fact, is aimed at one, racially defined, sector of society
In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer permissible to hate blacks, but we hate criminals
Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal
little infrastructure in place to ensure a fair trial
Courthouse raids have increased in frequency by 1,700 percent under the Trump administration
ICE has been known to conduct courthouse raids
The United States is uncompromisingly clear about the sorts of immigrants it wants
ach year, the United States sets a specific limit on how many refugees will be accepted into the United States. In 2017, the cap was set at 110,000 per year. Trump announced plans to impose a cap of 30,000 per year in 2019. In 2018, despite his stated cap of 45,000, the administration admitted only 20,918. Trump is not the first to come in under the target; though George W. Bush instituted a ceiling of 80,000, his administration only accepted 28,000.39

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Others have lost engagement rings, cell phones, birth certificates, and more
like cash or identification
even this minor source of comfort is denied to “undesirable” immigrants
Families are often detained in remote locations, far from access to pro bono legal counsel—and they’re vastly less likely to be represented by counsel when compared to their nondetained counterparts.
where a conservative majority is expected to side with the administration
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