ICE accuses man of having fake papers, harasses him even though he's legal
Just a few hours ago, Mohanad Elshieky shared his story on Twitter of being harassed by ICE, even though he was legally in the country.
His story is going insanely viral, being shared tens of thousands of times.
Not only did ICE not leave him alone for over twenty minutes, they made him step off a Greyhound bus he was on only to accuse him of having fake papers. They weren't.
This is what immigrants in the country have to go through today.
For the record, Elshieky is in the country after being approved for asylum five years ago. ICE agents refused to listen to him when he told them this and showed him his papers.
Listen to his story below:
Elshieky isn't alone in the harassment he receives. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), these abuses happen all the time.
Just last month, a Florida Sheriff worked illegally with ICE to jail and nearly deport a United States citizen.
As far as President Trump is concerned, that's exactly what he's wanting.
Trump said of ICE acting director Thomas Homan last year: “Somebody said the other day, they saw him on television. . . . ‘He looks very nasty, he looks very mean.’ I said, ‘That’s what I’m looking for!’ ”
This type of treatment from the agency is just business as usual. It's no wonder Elshieky or anybody else for that matter experience it.
Since Trump took office, ICE has increased its arrests more than 40 percent. While they are most likely catching a lot more undocumented immigrants, that is coming at a cost: incidents like this.