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“A secretive South Carolina police force jailed dozens of landscapers, maids and restaurant workers in recent years after lawmakers promised it would target violent gangs, drug kingpins and human traffickers.” This excellent report by The Post and Courier is a good reminder that immigration debates that are framed as being about security are often about nothing but politics. South Carolina taxpayers pay millions for a secretive police force that arrests immigrants for fake IDs. (Every minute spent on an imaginary threat is a minute not spent on a real one.)

+ “I thought I really had their support when they said that. I thought it was going to be somehow okay, that they wouldn’t kick me out because it’s just not right, and it’s legally wrong. I believed them because I was stupid.” A US soldier honored for service could be heading for ICE custody

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