Immigration enforcement run amok

In an editorial today responding to a report released Wednesday by the Immigration Justice Clinic of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, The New York Times said that

To undo the worst excesses of Bush-era immigration enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security should adopt recommendations on home raids and retraining.

Why is this necessary? As the Times states:

Federal immigration squads with shotguns and automatic weapons forcing their way into citizens’ homes without warrants or lawful consent, shoving open doors and climbing through windows in predawn darkness, pulling innocent people from their beds, holding groggy occupants at gunpoint, taking people away without explanation — after invading the wrong house.

This is a true account of the depths to which the Bush administration sank in its twilight, when immigration enforcement was ramped up to a feverish extreme.

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