This story makes me want to scream. Kao Saelee served 22 years in prison, fought wildfires for $1 per hour, and is now being detained prior to deportation to a country he fled at 2 years old that doesn't recognize his citizenship due to his ethnicity.
Abolish ICE. This man fought California wildfires while incarcerated. For pennies. Risked his life. And then when ready for release, prison guards reported him to ICE. Now caged. Facing deportation to Laos. His family fled as refugees when he was just two.
NEW: Kao Saelee worked as an incarcerated firefighter in California. But when his release date came, the state partnered with ICE and transferred him to detention. He now faces deportation to Laos, a country his family fled when he was two years old.
California put Kao Saelaa to work for $1 an hour fighting wildfires; when they were finished with him, they turned him over to ICE to be deported. For some reason office won't answer any questions about it. Great reporting from
“This year, the state has sent hundreds of people to Ice at the end of their prison sentences. Even though the law doesn’t require the transfers, and Newsom positions himself as a leader in the resistance to Donald Trump’s xenophobia.”
He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation
He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation
He Fought Wildfires While Imprisoned. #California Reported Him To ICE for Deportation via
"Even though the law doesn’t require the [ICE] transfers, and positions himself as a leader in the resistance to Donald Trump’s xenophobia, the Democratic governor continues to funnel immigrants into the president’s deportation machine."
He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation
Really ⁦⁩ ? Really?!? “He fought wildfires while imprisoned. California reported him to Ice for deportation.” Your support for this practice has got to end.
It's time for #climatejustice.