Thursday, July 31, 2008

Operation Scheduled Departure

Thanks to another former student, Daniel, who has been working closely with Latino immigrants in Charlotte and is keeping me apprised of the latest federal government plan. First we had virtual fences, not we've got "self-deportation." If you turn yourself in, the government will deport you expeditiously. The government dubs it "Operation Scheduled Departure." What is the incentive to do so, you ask? There is none, which is why no one outside the government, no matter where they stand on the issue, thinks it will work. No one at ICE says whether the voluntary deportation would hurt people in the future if they sought to enter the U.S. legally.

Now we find out that Charlotte is one of the cities the program will be tested in.


boz 12:32 PM  

On the plus side, a fake Mexican ID card can get me a free one way deportation ticket to Cancun the next time I need a vacation...

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