Did anyone see the news that the Department of Homeland Security and the L.A. County Sheriff office are being sued for deporting a 29-year-old mentally disabled man and abandoning him in Tijuana despite the fact that he was a U.S. citizen? He’s now lost and his family has been unable to find him. Bizarrely, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it has done nothing wrong, releasing a statement saying “ICE has no reason to believe that it improperly removed Pedro Guzman.”
Hot on the heels of that tidbit comes news that the ACLU has filed a federal suit against the U.S. government for sedating deportees against their will. Central in that story is Raymond Soeoth, a Christian minister who is an Indonesian citizen that was forcibly injected with Haldol while being held in a San Pedro detention center. Haldol that was prescribed without an exam, no less. The other man referenced in the case, Amadou Diouf, was being deported despite a court order:
At Los Angeles International Airport on an airplane bound for Senegal, officials pushed Diouf to the ground and injected him with an unidentified psychotropic drug after he tried to talk to the flight’s captain, the ACLU alleged.
Am I the only person that feels like the ’08 election just can’t come soon enough?