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ICE Sends Chills Across Bay Area Communities
The national security state has reached deep into our workplaces, homes and schools via the ICE, which feels especially compelled to terrorize Bay Area communities as of late. Citizen and non-citizen children alike are distracted and harmed by the military-type presence of ICE officers raiding our homes, workplaces and schools. This is when immigration federalism makes sense—our communities are supposed to be sanctuary cities, not open to raids for ICE officers.
What is more, the ICE uses euphemisms employed in war. For example, raids are now being called "collateral arrests," dehumanizing the devastating effects of ripping families apart, scaring young children and creating a climate of fear in our communities.