There is no way to expel 12 million people without terrorizing and compromising the civil liberties of anyone who “looks foreign.” Even US citizens, as well as immigrants who are here legally, will live with the fear of arrest.ICE tactics call to mind sinister human rights abuses from other parts of the world. The United States went to war to stop Slobodan Milosevic’s attempt to “ethnically cleanse” Kosovo in 1999. We should ask ourselves how, just eight years later, we came to be carrying out a policy that involves such similar tactics — lightning raids, mass arrests, packed detention centers, and mass deportations.
As part of the operation, the largest GEO Group detention facility on the West Coast is located in Tacoma, WA. The video features a protest in Tacoma that was heavily policed.