INS has arrested possibly hundreds of immigrants who went to register as per the law .
INS won't release numbers. They say everyone has violated their green card or visa or is a criminal.
You know, I bet some of those folks really are criminals. I also bet some of those “violations” are ridiculous.
One of my friends from church was told by the INS that she would be deported from the country along with her two US citizen children because she came to the US on a student visa and it had expired. Okay. But she had married an American and had two kids. She'd been married for over five years when they decided she needed to be deported.
Is there anything citizens can do? Is there anyone with an accurate picture of the arrest whose willing to talk about it?