Earlier this year, sadistic ICE agents enabled by the Trump regime arrested a transgender woman as she was seeking protection from domestic violence in court.
ICE agents invaded another court this week in Queens where they sought to arrest a victim of human trafficking.
The lawyers said they learned from the judge that ICE wanted a young Chinese woman in the Human Trafficking Intervention Courtroom. They said she'd been charged with working illegally as a masseuse, and was about to receive an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal after completing a program with a community group — a goal of human trafficking court. [...]
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said that immigration agents had "sunk to new lows of moral depravity" by seeking a woman in human trafficking court.
"Contrary to their repeated claims that they pursue only those who are a threat to public safety, ICE agents are now targeting survivors of human trafficking, some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers," she said, adding that stationing these agents inside New York's courthouses is "a shameful, predatory tactic that will make our city less safe and devastate the trust we have worked so hard to build in the immigrant community."
Meanwhile, another resident of Queens has been targeted by ICE: a Ground Zero recovery worker who's been living here since 1986.
A Queens man put his health on the line to help remove hazardous material from Ground Zero — and now immigration authorities want him removed from the country over a 30-year-old criminal case.
Carlos Humberto Cardona, 48, was one of about 41,300 people ICE agents took into custody during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. [...]
“He inhaled fumes (at the World Trade Center site). His health ended up being affected. He has lung problems. He has gastrointestinal problems. He has psychological issues. He has a lot of anxiety,” [Cardona's wife] said.
“He’s very much an American,” Rajesh Barua, Cardona’s attorney, told The News. “He’s scared of going back to Colombia. He doesn’t know how he'll maintain a living and what kind of treatment he’ll have for respiratory problems, which are very real.”
To say they've "sunk to new lows of moral depravity" feels like an understatement. Every single one of these agents is a sick motherfucker.
A lot of people were deported under the Obama administration, but not like this. The Obama admin. didn't deport grandmothers and middle-age fathers or victims of abuse. The agencies responsible for enforcement were subdued by executive action that prioritized the deportation of dangerous people over innocent victims and residents. All those stops that prevented ICE agents from behaving like organized crime thugs have been removed by Trump.
A significant number of immigrants who were granted deferment or clemency under the Obama administration have been rounded up for deportation after checking in with the same offices they've been checking in with for years. The obvious lesson is that they should not do that; they should retreat into the shadows.
The Trump regime is encouraging illegal behavior, not preventing it.