It took place in one of those countries currently going through upheaval. Agents of the government followed parents as they took their children to school. As parents left the school, the agents approached them , detained them, and in full view of the school, two of the parents were hustled away in unmarked vans. Inside, other parents were terrified to leave, fearing they would share the same fate. Stuck in the lobby, they made frantic cell phone calls, and peering out the windows, worried for those unlucky enough to be outside. All day long the school received calls, parents asking anxiously if it was safe to retrieve their children. Finally, after hours of this terror, the agents were convinced to leave, all the while insisting they had every right to be there and do as they pleased. Can you imagine this? Imagine the anguish those parents must have felt, torn between protecting their children and protecting themselves from persecution. Can you imagine the toll, the pain inflicted? Can you imagine your own children, yourself in that situation, and what you would do or hope to do? I know when I read stories like these, I think of my own children, and thank God we live in a country where this could never happen. I thank God we live in America. Ahh, but here is the most horrible part of all. You see, it was this country. It was America. Everything I described happened last week in Detroit. ICE was the agency, and the Hope of Detroit Academy the school. The crime of the parents was not having legal documents, and for that two of them were made to disappear.
This could never happen in America… could it? | Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Just sickening. Fucking sickening. (via bigbadcolored)
I don’t have a place in my brain for this, for having so little regard for human feeling that you would allow children to watch from afar while you load their parents into an unmarked van and take them away. The politics don’t matter - how do you ignore when children are forced to go through that kind of trauma over paperwork?
Police State, USA. Anti-Immigration fascists torture latinos, on the taxpayer dime.