Thursday, May 10, 2012

ICE's Collateral Damage in an Ironic Sex Trafficking Raid

By Subhash Kateel, The Huffington Post
May 4, 2012

An article in this week's Miami Herald brought me back to November 2008, when I was an immigrant rights organizer in South Florida. It turns out that two men from Guatemala, Adolfo García and Julio Díaz, are set to be deported by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on May 18. How they got picked up and why they shouldn't be deported is the subject of my flashback.

It all started with a November 21, 2008 press release authored by the former U.S. Attorney for South Florida Alex Acosta (now the Dean of the FIU law school) and the former ICE Special Agent-in Charge of all investigations for the Miami field office, Anthony Mangione, announcing that they had broken up a South Florida sex trafficking ring involving Central American immigrants in Palm Beach, Broward county and Homestead, a small rural-esque city in south Miami Dade county. [...]

Read the full article:

Sign a petition telling Immigratio​n and Customs Enforcemen​t Director John Morton to stop the deportatio​n of Adolfo Garcia and Julio Diaz:

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