Steve King

Arresting immigrants at schools, hospitals and courthouses isn’t just cold-hearted, it’s counterproductive

Arresting immigrants at schools, hospitals and courthouses isn’t just cold-hearted, it’s counterproductive

A woman in El Paso showed up at a courthouse last month seeking protection from an abusive spouse. Instead, she was arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and slated for deportation. In a Pasadena courthouse, a defendant was snatched from his attorney’s side and whisked away for deportation.

President Trump’s supporters may cheer on the ICE agents in these cases — after all, he won the White House in part by promising to crack down on illegal immigration. But as the government itself has recognized, it is both heartless and counterproductive to arrest people...

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