Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Science of Coercion
The science of coercion is based on fear. Make a credible threat to the powerless, and compliance will likely follow. That’s what happened to deported parents under Zero Tolerance aimed at immigrants.
Lied to and threatened by ICE agents, it’s not hard to see how these parents lost their 431 children at the border. Having fled violence in their home countries — much of it caused by US policy and acts — seeking asylum is often their last chance to safely raise their kids. Now, that chance has been denied.