Other democratic countries are far more aggressive than the U.S. about removing illegal aliens.
Last weekend, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, in what it described as a “routine” action, arrested and detained several hundred illegal aliens across the country. Forty-one such people were arrested in New York City. Advocates for the “undocumented” met the news with despair and anger. “Now it seems like anyone could be arrested,” said Shiu-Ming Cheer, attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. She added that ICE will “facilitate racial profiling by local law enforcement.” Deborah Axt of Make the Road New York spoke of the “agency’s effort to cast immigrants as criminals.” “Shame on ICE for putting New York’s immigrant communities—four million strong—in a state of panic,” said Steven Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition.