A series many are likely to be talking and even thinking about, the six-part docuseries “Immigration Nation” begins streaming on Netflix.
Co-directors Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz obtained remarkably intimate access to U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as they go about their jobs, as well as to the immigrants they detain.
At first glance, it seems like “Cops” in the age of ICE, a procedural that shows agents “just doing their job.” But the more many of the agents speak, the more alarming their “procedures” become. One female agent loves the fact that the Trump administration has removed the handcuffs and allowed them to get things done. Others seem overwhelmed by the change in focus and the volume of apprehensions, detentions and deportations.
Before Trump, the mission was to arrest and deport violent offenders and serious criminals. Under Trump, it has been expanded to remove all illegals, even the law-abiding, hard-working,…