A group of ICE agents wrongfully arrested several employees at a restaurant in Michigan yesterday, but before doing so they sat down and ate breakfast produced by the labor of the employees they arrested.
Bree Stilwell of Sava’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan told The Daily Beast that employees said three to five ICE agents sat down for breakfast before apprehending three immigrant men working at the restaurant and taking them away. Stilwell said that the employees have proper documentation, but didn’t have it on their persons this morning.
“One ICE agent was stationed at the back door, and one at the front,” Stilwell said. “They apprehended one of our employees taking the trash out to the back alley and immediately put him in handcuffs, misidentifying him as the employee they were looking for. The detained employee showed the agents his documentation and was released, but three others were arrested.”
None of the employees they arrested are actually present in the country illegally and all three of them were expected to be released yesterday.
These agents obviously arrested the employees because they simply look like immigrants. They were racially profiled.
For every incident like this that we hear about, I assume there are many more that we don't.