Episode 6: ICE

Host Sammy Ross and guest Heather Quick continue the conversation on Immigration, by focusing on ICE.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under much scrutiny over the past several years.  On this episode we will unpack what ICE is, why it was founded, and how it is enforcing current policies, today.

*Disclaimer, this episode does discuss some heavy topics, such as sexual assault.  Please proceed with caution, and please reach out to a health care professional if needed.  

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For more on how the immigration court system works: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/access-counsel-immigration-court

For more on the immigration process for migrant children crossing the border: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/children-immigration-court/567490/ 

For more the definitions of asylum seekers and refugees: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/asylum-united-states 

For a look into bus drivers refusing to take protesters to jail: https://time.com/5845451/bus-drivers-protesters-police-george-floyd/ 

For an in-depth timeline on the Trump administration’s Family Separation Policy: https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/06/17/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline 

For an in-depth analysis on the lack of adequate technology that led to long periods of migrant family separation: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-11/OIG-20-06-Nov19.pdf 

For a look into the youngest child to be separated at the border: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/us/baby-constantine-romania-migrants.html 

For an in-depth story on how ICE came to be: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/09/trump-ice/565772/ 

For more on the death count in the ICE detention centers: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/24-immigrants-have-died-ice-custody-during-trump-administration-n1015291 

For more on the ICE detention centers and Covid-19: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/covid-19-outbreak-in-adelanto-ice-detention-center/2430005/

For more on sexual assault in the ICE detention centers: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/09/15/ice-deport-witness-sexual-assault/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1600194817&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

For more on the alleged hysterectomies being performed at ICE detention centers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/ice-detainee-hysterectomies-hospital/2020/09/22/aaf2ca7e-fcfd-11ea-830c-a160b331ca62_story.html

For an opinion piece on for-profit detention centers: https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/457067-for-profit-immigration-detention-centers-are-a-national-scandal 

For more on Amazon and other Tech companies’ facial recognition softwares: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/technology/amazon-facial-technology-study.html 

For more on Amazon’s one year moratorium in providing their facial recognition software to police forces: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/10/874418013/amazon-halts-police-use-of-its-facial-recognition-technology

For more on the foster families and the adoption process for children who are separated at the border: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/deported-parents-may-lose-kids-adoption-investigation-finds-n918261 

For more on extended family separation at the border: https://apnews.com/article/08d9f07b1bc54c5b982825bc1381b8d5 

For Jeff Sessions, and the Department of Justice’s role in the separation of families: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/us/politics/family-separation-border-immigration-jeff-sessions-rod-rosenstein.html 


For a list of Movements mentioned in this Episode:

For more on the direct action group Rise and Resist: https://www.riseandresist.org/about 

For more on the Act Up, or the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power: https://actupny.com/ 

For more on the Close the Camps movement: https://www.closethecampsnyc.com/ 

To learn more about Cosecha: https://www.lahuelga.com 

For more on New Sanctuary Coalition: https://www.newsanctuarynyc.org 

For more on RAICES: https://www.raicestexas.org/?ms=actionnetwork

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