Wednesday, May 21, 2008

nativism: a global problem

I posted last week about an Italian man who was locked up by Customs and Border Patrol for 10 days without cause and then sent back to Italy. (We had one commenter with what appeared to be inside knowledge of CBP procedures come to defend CBP’s actions and cast aspersions on the NY Times reporter who broke the story, the detained man, and his girlfriend’s father.) This story was just one more bit of evidence of our deeply warped immigration policy. The problematic Postville raid and the disclosure of scores of deaths in immigration detention over the past few years are two more.

But for anyone who thought that nativism and government overreach were strictly American phenomena, the last week has shown otherwise.

[Continued at Citizen Orange; cross-posted at the Sanctuary.]

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