My ⁦⁩ cover story on the bureaucratic and moral crisis that is ICE. This is what happens when the cultivation of fear becomes national policy.
A spectacular story from , the definitive investigation of the radicalization of ICE (via )
This is the definitive piece on ICE. It is also a master class on how to instruct the reader on a complex legal system, yet ground the story in a compelling human drama. Above all, it showed generosity wherever possible.
Outstanding, nuanced longread on how ICE became a bureaucratic monster. The ending anecdote is gutting.
I first learned this a few weeks ago, and I still haven't lifted my jaw off the ground: "In 2012, Congress appropriated $18 billion for immigration enforcement. It spent $14 billion for all the other major criminal law-enforcement agencies combined."
“It’s not a matter of if you’ll be deported, but when.” Another flatly said, “My job is to get you to leave this country." Trump emboldened ICE to terrorize the most vulnerable amongst us.
“ICE, as currently conceived, represents a profound deviation in the long history of American immigration.” ’s Atlantic cover story on how we got here.
When fear becomes policy. Extraordinary reporting from
Every evening I print out a long piece to read during my train/bus ride home. Tonight it’s a no-brainer: on ICE
A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
MUST READ 's terrific, heartbreaking long read on how America's immigration bureaucracy went rogue, amping up deportations and terrifying long-time U.S. immigrants.
JUST POSTED: Our September cover story, How Trump Radicalized ICE by
Illuminating, disturbing piece by ⁦⁩ you should read if you're going to express an opinion about whether "Abolish ICE" is good or bad A) rhetoric or B) policy.
This account of ICE Under Trump is really good and, as far as I know, quite an accurate (i.e., not caricatured) account
"ICE ... represents a profound deviation in the long history of American immigration." brilliantly explains how an agency spawned after 9/11 by alarmist political impulses now betrays what once were considered core American values and ideals.
"Even if putative fiascoes such as the initial Muslim ban and family separations at the border fail in court or are ultimately reversed, they succeed in fomenting an atmosphere of fear and worry among immigrants. The theatrics are, in effect, the policy."
I have a section on Kris Kobach in my new story on ICE--he's the intellectual architect of Trump immigration policy; he popularized the theory of "self-deportation" and wrote the pernicious laws that provided the spiritual model for the administration.
Hugely illuminating piece on ICE, which helped me understand the institution and the history much more deeply
"Researchers from UCLA ... found that children of undocumented immigrants consistently expressed fear at the prospect of returning home from school only to find their parents and siblings gone." Must-read piece by
If you haven't yet read 's groundbreaking cover story on ICE, now is the time.
Much to chew on in this timely article by F. Foer: "Immigration enforcement has been handed over to a small clique of militant anti-immigration wonks... It knows that the best strategy for accomplishing its goal... is quite simply the cultivation of fear."
This story is well worth your time: A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy, in our latest magazine cover story:
Don't miss on how ICE went rogue
Must read from : ICE as currently conceived represents a profound deviation in the long history of American immigration. Never before has ICE deported undocumented immigrants with such cold, bureaucratic efficiency.
“The theatrics are, in effect, the policy.” explains how ICE deliberately seeks to create a climate of fear among undocumented immigrants
Really in-depth look at why even some of the people who work for ICE want to abolish ICE. Last year, the organization ranked 288th for employee satisfaction on a list of 305 federal agencies. In 2016, it was even lower, in 299th place.
Read 's terrifying and lucid piece on how Trump has radicalized . An American tragedy in the making. Here, in
"It’s one thing for a city to require cops to issue a minimum number of parking tickets; it’s another for the federal government to proscribe a daily goal for the number of human beings it will deprive of liberty."
We've always deported people. But never before has ICE become a deportation force driven to deport people without regard to fairness and some accounting of one's contribution to the nation
12/ detailed how Trump had transformed American immigration enforcement. “Many of the formal restraints on ICE have been removed,” he wrote, enabling the agency to “[drive] out undocumented immigrants” by cultivating fear.
"At meetings, [ICE] officers would insist that the immigrants go to the Mauritanian consulate and apply for passports to return to the very country whose government had attempted to murder them."
Read on how Trump radicalized ICE
i read everything writes. always insightful. usually terrifying. this new piece is great. via
Must read: The disparate threads of immigration enforcement so deftly woven together by ⁦
Given Stephen Miller's latest attack on immigrants -- this time, documented ones -- this deep reporting on ICE and how it got this way is crucial.
I would say the answer is yes!!
A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
The current #refugee & #immigration crisis spurred by changes to #ICE, #DHS and #CBP policies extend far beyond #LatinAmerica and the U.S.-Mexico #borderlands to include #Muslim #asylumseekers in #Ohio threatened by #EthnicCleansing.
Outcome-based, evidence-based, performance-based, results-driven, cost-benefit, there is literally no calculus where this resource allocation makes empirical sense.
Fascinating deep-dive on the growth of ICE
“It’s one thing for a city to require cops to issue a minimum number of parking tickets; it’s another for the federal government to proscribe a daily goal for the number of human beings it will deprive of liberty.”
If you haven't read this piece on ICE, you should.
How Trump Radicalized ICE (via ) #longreads
Make time to read our cover story this month by
Full of empathy, nuance, and wisdom, this article on the evolution of ICE -- and Trump's immigration policy more generally -- is well worth your time
What a metaphor for the cruelty, barbarity, and sheer idiocy of the Trump Administration How Trump Radicalized ICE: A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top
"In 2017 ICE ranked 288th among 305 federal agencies for employee satisfaction." (You'll learn a lot from 's terrific piece.)
Captured entering US from Mexico in last yr of Clinton admin: 1.7 million. First yr of Trump admin: 300,000. You won't think of ICE the same way after reading .
“In 2012, Congress appropriated $18 billion for immigration enforcement. It spent $14 billion for all the other major criminal law-enforcement agencies combined.” ⁦
A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
ICE denied the July 19th crash happened for nearly 3 weeks. It ignored press requests entirely. For a broader understanding of ICE, read this on the cruel, dysfunctional organization our Customs Enforcement body has morphed into:
Stunning! A long-running inferiority complex, a chilling new directive from the top. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
. goes inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy