“They Say the Devil Doesn't Sleep, Neither ICE Nor the Po’Lice”


Carina - Posted on 23 October 2011

Author: 
El Migrante

 

“They say the devil doesn't sleep, neither ICE nor the Po’Lice” 

It was 4 in the morning when I thought I heard one of my family members on her cell phone.  She said, “What? He didn't make home last night. Oh my god something must have happened!”  At first I thought it was one of those nightmares that torments migrant families, the nightmare where ICE shows up and deports all of your family.  Unfortunately this time it was not a nightmare, it was a reality....This family member was talking about someone from our family who was detained.

The fear and anger would not let me go back to sleep. We waited until 8am for the offices of the empire to open their telephone lines to ask the whereabouts of my family member. We soon found out that my family member was in the belly of the beast, aka ICE.         

They took a son, brother, father, partner…a human being…a member of our community.

A person I remember from when I was 14 years old. I was part of the Oakland Soccer Saints, a group of teenagers whose parents were migrants.  Many of them had two jobs to have enough to pay the bills and register their kids for a soccer team, to keep them away from the violent streets of East Oakland….Parents who never had time to see their kids play….My family member made sure he supported the team by donating his time, and being a good role model for the kids.

 A criminal in the eyes of ICE.

“Rats and Criminals”

My family member tells us this is what they were called by the private security guards that take care of the prisoners in the detention centers in Arizona…Also that in these facilities there’s only two to three ICE agents, that their job is to register the new people who are being brought into the facility.  This is probably because is cheaper to hire private security companies.

Another hypocrisy of the United Snakes of Amerikkka is that supposedly migrant people are here working illegally, yet you can work in these detention centers for crumbs while you await deportation.

ICE has more than 20,000 employees in 50 different states and 47 outside the United Snakes of Amerikkka.

While I was researching the ICE web page, http://www.ice.gov/about/overview/, I stumbled on information about the more than 85 detention centers in different parts of the U.S.A, which are all privately owned by corporations like Wells Fargo and GEO Group Inc., who are funding and making money off of incarcerating our people.

GEO Group Inc., specializes in the management of detention centers in North Amerikkka, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

GEO Group Inc. has been sued by family members who lost loved ones in the hands of the detention centers they operate, for not providing proper healthcare. GEO Group Inc. employees have engaged in sex with some of the detainees, and in the contraband of illegal drugs. There have also been incidents were people "disappeared," and the families or employees would not know the whereabouts of the detainee.

These corporations and the people who own and run them are using our migrante people as a business. We the migrante are becoming the new slaves of the 21st century, where we get  persecuted and used to fill these new concentrations camps.

It's time to wake the sleeping giant and tell ’em that the Amerikkan Dream is a Nightmare…. 

"ICE has more than 20,000 employees in 50 different estates and 47 outside the United Snakes of Amerikka."
Are you talking about the same "United Snakes of Amerikka" that the detainees risked so much to enter illegally in the first place? The one that you lament their being deported from? If it's so bad here, shouldn't they be glad to be sent back to their native countries? And instead of worrying about what the "Amerikkan Dream," has become, why don't you follow them back to those lands of opportuniy that they came from, rather than tolerate this oppression any longer?

You never have one positive comment on this website. Why are you even here?

I'm only anonymous here because it won't let me post my name. I'm not a coward like you.

Because someone has to keep the radical propagandists who run this site honest. As for being hateful, that's only true if, like so may others on the far-left and far-right fringes, you think that expressing an opinion that contradicts your orthodoxy constitutes hatred.
Frankly, I don't understand what you mean by "it won't let me post my name here," or that I'm a coward for posting under the same name as you do. OK, fine: my name is Jeff Beauvais. Does that help? Am I brave now?

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