June 24, 2014

Their View | Raids, rights and the rule of law

On June 12, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and other law enforcement officials raided half a dozen State College Asian restaurants in what was described as a targeted enforcement action. Roughly a dozen people were apprehended, handcuffed and detained on the same evening. While there is still much to be learned by the public about the reasons behind the recent State College raids, it is important to consider how these tactics impact families and whether raids are even effective tools for immigration enforcement.

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