There has been a lot of talk about what Trump has accomplished in his first 100 days, but one stat in particular caught our attention: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) announced 41,000 arrests of undocumented immigrants or suspected undocumented immigrants. That’s an average of 400 per day, and is nearly a 40% increase compared to pre-Trump levels. There have also been two deaths this week in ICE detention facilities, one of which is of suspected suicide after an inmate spent two weeks in solitary confinement. And more than10,000 undocumented immigrants detained by immigration authorities in California alone each year are the parents of US citizen children. Human Rights Watch has criticized immigration detention facilities for “punitive and often inhumane conditions, including subpar medical care, which has contributed to deaths in custody”. We have nothing to add on this subject at this time, this is just a reminder to keep the most vulnerable among us in your thoughts.

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