A year ago, 87-year-old concentration camp survivor Bernard Marks addressed聽US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones in a public forum about the merciless ways聽Nazis聽detained Jewish people, like himself, during World War Two. Marks then described what he saw as the parallel tactics used by ICE agents against immigrants in his community of聽Sacramento, CA.

鈥淗istory is not on your side,鈥 said Marks to the two officials. The video resurfaced this weekend amid tensions between ICE and immigrant communities and their advocates.聽Now, the American Civil Liberties Union says that Congress needs to look into ICE鈥檚 abusive forms of detainment and deportation motives.

We cannot let Donald Trump go unchallenged or ICE abuses left unaddressed.鈥澛燘rian Tashman, ACLU Political Researcher and Strategist, wrote in a blog post Friday. 鈥淧oliticians who want to lead on immigration need to speak up and deal with the reality that ICE needs to be held to account for its abuses and lawlessness.鈥

The past year has seen immigrants detained while they drop off their kids at school, while meeting with their lawyers as instructed by law, on their way to hospitals, while riding the bus, at demonstrations,聽for purportedly hanging around with聽a 鈥bad crowd,鈥 at work, while聽leaving聽church, and more. The聽list goes on and on. ICE has responded聽on numerous occasions by saying聽they鈥檙e just doing their job, but some of their tactics have been proven to be illegal.

One of Trump鈥檚 primary objectives has always been to deport undocumented immigrants聽by whatever means necessary, and it appears that Homan聽is enthusiastically on board. On January 31, Homan spoke at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas. There, he proudly declared that he would never back down from the forceful聽statement he聽made in a speech last year:聽鈥淚f you鈥檙e in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder.鈥

Homan was also quoted as saying that he told Homeland Security Investigations that he wants 鈥400 percent increase in worksite enforcement.鈥 When speaking about his role as ICE director, he reportedly said: 鈥淭his isn鈥檛 a job I particularly wanted in the beginning. But I鈥檒l tell you what, I鈥檓 enjoying it.鈥

ICE detainments aren鈥檛 new by any means. Immigration officials set a record for deportations under President Obama.聽US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations reported 230,000 deportations in 2015 and 240,000 in 2016.聽Last year, under Trump, they reported 226,000 removals.

While detainment and deportation remain聽par for the course, current concerns from the ACLU rest on how ICE is targeting undocumented immigrants and the potentially聽illegal ways聽they鈥檙e going about it.

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