Communities all across America are facing ICE raids as a result of President Trump’s Executive Order. There are reports that many Immigrants are picked up as “collateral arrest” after they opened their doors to agents who were not there to specifically arrest them.
Federal Judge James M. Munley of the Central Pennsylvania District has emphasized illegal immigrants had the same civil rights as legal immigrants and citizens.
The presumption of the 14th Amendment that guarantees Due Process (is the principle that the government must respect all of a person’s legal rights, instead of just some or most of those legal rights), and Equal Protection under the law (no state shall… deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws) can be set aside while migrants are hunted down and punished is widespread but false.
Judge Munley argues that ”We cannot say clearly enough persons who enter this country without legal authorization are not stripped immediately of all their rights because of this single illegal act.”
Furthermore, President Trump’s new executive order lacks any independent review as to whether or not it is causing increased racial profiling or civil rights violations. Even though there have been many complaints already of racial profiling in Southern California in Santa Paula, Oxnard, Van Nuys, and San Bernardino.
Separately, a former Obama administration ICE official said that administration “targeted felons,” and noted that under the Trump administration, the enforcement priorities laid out in his interior executive order were much broader and could include a wider range of targets than the Obama administration’s enforcement priorities.
Blacks In Law Enforcement of America, a national organization of Law Enforcement professionals fully support local legislation that will clearly define the role of ICE agents in what is being considered as a constitutional crisis in America