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The US Is Dangerously Close To Repeating A Very Ugly Chapter Of International History

Published: February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:


Homeland Security has put in place procedures, in accordance with Trump's anti-immigration policies, that give ICE the license to invade schools, hospitals, and now courts in dragnet operations to apprehend undocumented immigrants.


ICE personnel have started scanning court dockets for cases that might involve undocumented persons, including victims of crimes.


Arrests have been made by ICE agents right outside the Bridgeport Superior Court. Stakeouts have been mounted both outside and inside court buildings in our country. California's Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, has accused ICE agents of stalking California's court buildings.


Last October, an undocumented child, age 10, was abducted by ICE agents following her surgery, as soon as she was judged able to travel ... these agents waited just outside her hospital room to grab her. ICE learned of her undocumented status at an ICE checkpoint, where they stopped the ambulance taking her to a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Outrageous! Are we tolerating such checkpoints in this country? Are we tolerating the hunting down and snatching of persons innocent of any crime?


Are we still a Democracy? Will we tolerate agencies, permitted, by Presidential orders, to act as "Brownshirts" did in the 1930s while Hitler climbed to power?!


Polly Brody
Heritage Village, Southbury    February 26, 2018

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2