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Angelina Godoy opinion piece on the unseen suffering of ICE arrests in Washington state // Seattle Times

September 29, 2021

ICE arrests in Washington tell stories of suffering that goes unseen

In recent days, images of Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers at the Texas-Mexico border have reminded Americans of the racist origins — and current practices — of our nation’s immigration enforcement agencies. While Washingtonians are right to recoil from these images, the practice of unlawfully expelling asylum-seekers happens in our state, too, we just haven’t seen pictures.

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