Imagine waking up in the morning. Getting ready for work. Making lunch. Kissing your spouse and saying goodbye for the day. Going to your own job.
End of the day comes. Your spouse never returns to your Whitewater home. You hear from a neighbor that she and 25 others have been "detained" at work, shipped two counties away for "processing" and probable deportation. (Journal Sentinel article
Meanwhile, you see the life you've built together in Whitewater falling apart. The home you've made, the safe environment you've created to raise your kids - gone.
Meanwhile, you wonder why no local newspapers have covered this story. Why has the State Journal covered the Whitewater workers detention only once, buried on page D3? Why has the Cap Times not covered it at all? (Madison.com search
You wonder why local Whitewater police were part of the immigration sting. Why have the local police become immigration enforcers? Don't they realize immigrants won't be able to call them when they need them now?
You wonder why you can't contact your spouse, and why your lawyer can't either. Why is this country, which claims to follow due process, refusing to respect these basic rights?
You wonder why so many American citizens are so hostile toward you and your family. You wonder why they object so much to your presence, especially when you're working at jobs that hardly any of them will even take. You wonder how this will ever change...