The ACLU of Pennsylvania is in federal court this week, arguing for a classwide injunction that would immediately release from ICE custody medically vulnerable people from immigration detention in Clinton, Pike, and York counties.
A few weeks ago, Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, a 57-year-old man who had diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems tested positive for COVID-19 and died in immigration detention shortly after.
America is in a historic moment. The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis has blown the lid off of 400 years of white supremacy on American soil.
His name was George Floyd.
Since the day that President Barack Obama handed the keys of his administration's deportation machine to Donald Trump, immigrants’ rights advocates and civil libertarians knew that an already desperate situation was about to get much worse for immigrants and refugees living in the United States.
My Sleepy Saturday Night that Wasn’t (Sleepy)!