ICE: COWBOYS WITH GUNS ENDANGERING RESIDENTS IN IMMIGIRATION RAIDS

October 3, 2007

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This story in todays NYT by Nina Bernstein (one of the best immigration writers in the country) illustrates nicely the frontier theater and wasted money that are the immigration raids. In the piece Bernstein says

“Scores of federal immigration agents from around the country, some wearing cowboy hats and brandishing shotguns and automatic weapons, endangered residents and local police officers last week as they raided homes in Nassau County in a poorly planned antigang operation, county officials charged yesterday”

In a manner resembling those aging paramilitary media darlings, the Minutemen, ICE agents are also trying to revive an increasingly flaccid (think Iraq and changing demographics) “American manhood” by using immigrants as a the semi-sexualized object requiring their 21rst century brand of justice. Fortunately for the future of this country, some of us will remember these raids, not the Alamo.

2 Responses to “ICE: COWBOYS WITH GUNS ENDANGERING RESIDENTS IN IMMIGIRATION RAIDS”


  1. […] « ICE: COWBOYS WITH GUNS ENDANGERING RESIDENTS IN IMMIGIRATION RAIDS […]

  2. Leland Lehr Says:

    I love the beautiful wide open spaces of the beautiful southwest desert. It is so sad to walk through what should be pristine wilderness and find the results of people leaving , daily, truck loads of garbage. It is so disgusting that when occasionally I run aross a human skeleton that , God help me, I briefly think ” serves them right for creating a garbage dump here. Yes , I know desperate people do desperate things with no thought of the consequences. What is the matter with a nation Like Mexico, so full of riches and rich people that they keep so many of their people in such desperate poverty that they will do almost anything to get away. Then to their to their sorrow they find America is becoming as poverty stricken as Mexico. A few, very rich, with the majority getting poorer and poorer . Until at last, the great dream becomes the horror that they so desperately tried to leave.


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