The recent deportation of Samuel Oliver-Bruno by ICE demonstrates once again that the people charged with protecting our borders are acting like thugs. When the law is applied without regard for basic human decency, we as a society must reassert control over a clearly broken process.
Separating parents from children, removing a spouse who is caring for a gravely ill partner, and violating the sanctuary extended by a church community to a member in need are despicable acts. Congressional oversight must be restored. We need full public disclosure on how this process is working and how it is affecting the people being harmed.
We need to see where bias and racism are affecting outcomes. We need to see where human rights are being violated. We need to see all this to ensure we provide a system that lives up to our country’s ideals. Peter van Dorsten Raleigh