Locked up migrants and fast-track deportations: this is what Trump wants | César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

Unless halted by a court, Ice will begin expedited removal across the US – and if the past is an indication, they’ll target people of color

When it comes to Donald Trump’s attacks on migrants, his administration’s latest policies prove that there are no limits. What started with a Trump Tower claim in June 2015 that Mexican rapists were streaming across the border has morphed into a wholesale attack on people fleeing for their lives. At every step, the administration has turned to imprisonment as its favored means of punishing migrants who are already here and convincing others to stay away.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement already holds more people in its facilities than ever before. Its cousin agency within the US Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, routinely claims to be overcapacity. Widely shared photographs of families caged under overpasses make those claims more than credible.

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