In Preparation for ICE Raids

April 8, 2008 at 10:11 am (frightening things) (, )

The following video was produced by the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles in response to the increasing regularity and brutality of ICE Raids and deportations from the U.S. It details the rights of undocumented immigrants when encountered by ICE or other law enforcement officials in a variety of circumstances.

You can also see a Spanish/English version with subtitles here, and download the Know Your Rights card featured in the video.

Via Citizen Orange, a good resource for background/contextual information and regular updates on migration-related struggles.

For more information on the current U.S. response to immigration, specifically as it relates to the post-9/11 “war on terror” and the nativist, militarized mindset it has helped foster, I recommend Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration by Deepa Fernandez, only one of the many books I’m currently reading and learning lots from.

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