Ice and Fire

“When Trump won, [some officers] thumped their chest as if they had just won the Super Bowl.” The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer on the unlikely rise of ICE. A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top — inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy. “The history of the agency is still a brief one. When terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, ICE didn’t exist.”

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