“With one regulation, they are attempting to scratch two itches: one is penalizing immigrants for using public benefits that they are legally entitled to, and the other is cutting legal immigration in half.”
Representative Ayanna Pressley: “I will always refer to him as ‘the occupant,’ as he is only occupying space. He does not embody the grace, the empathy, the compassion, the integrity that that office requires and that the American people deserve.”
Freedom for Immigrants has documented some 800 incidents of hate and bias by guards against people in ICE detention. In many cases, verbal abuse led to physical and sexual assault, denial of medical services, retaliatory use of solitary confinement and denial of visits.