This heartbreaking Slate article features stories of detainees who have been targeted by Trump’s harsh immigration enforcement but are not connected to crimes of violence. In fact, “fewer than 9 percent of the detainees whom ICE calls “criminal aliens” have been connected to crimes of violence.
The Columbia Journalism School’s Global Migration Project has been working to build a database containing these stories in order to close the gap between the story that ICE tells and the stories of many innocent and hardworking individuals who are detained regardless of following the law and country’s policies. ICE doesn’t tell the stories of family separation and communities being “ruptured,” as the article mentions.
Read the full article on Slate here: Days of Deportation