Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who held a record number of undocumented immigrants in detention in 2018 and has faced widespread criticism for their treatment of vulnerable communities, tweeted out a picture on Tuesday night to celebrate Human Rights Day.
It did not go well.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro was not impressed, replying:
Jordan Uhl also did not mince words:
A human rights lawyer also responded:
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Anger towards inhumane ICE policies have sparked nation-wide protests and large #AbolishICE sentiment. Calls to abolish the agency have also grown louder within the democratic party, most notably from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who made it a top campaign issue during her 2018 run for Congress.
Earlier this year, NBC News reported that, "Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary confinement in U.S. detention centers."
Happy Human Rights Day, ICE.