Meet Your Local Lawyers Sending People to Concentration Camps

 

 

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a lot of stories hitting the mainstream news cycle shedding light on some of the abhorrent aspects of the US migrant detention centers and the current wave of human rights atrocities happening at the hands of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). From the revelation about ICE officials now no longer officially keeping track of how many detainees die in US custody, to the fact migrants will now be housed in concentration camps formally used to intern Japanese-Americans during World War II – and Indigenous peoples back in the 18th century.

The images and details of men, women, and children becoming ill – some dying in custody, mothers begging for water and medicine, all topped with the video of Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian arguing against giving blankets, toothbrushes or soap to imprisoned children is – to put it mildly – devastating. But while we could do as so many others do and spend all of 10 seconds on the topic before we keep scrolling, we’re going to do a bit more. Hopefully this small example can help others see one way they can take the next step and take part in actively combating fascist horrors.

Before we get into the meat of article, let’s briefly address the recent commentary on the (correct) use of the term concentration camp in describing migrant detention centers. Even though some news outlets have correctly used the label, the cacophonous hand-wringing responses can’t bring themselves to acknowledge reality. To that, we’d like to share an aptly put take on this topic from Black Rose Anarchist Federation, recently posted on IGD. We’d like to recommend the entirety of that article linked here:

“The actual term “concentration camp” comes directly out of European colonialism in the Americas with the term first used by the Spanish colonizers of Cuba in 1897. Overseeing Spanish colonialism in Cuba and the Philippines was General Valeriano Weyler who first applied the term (reconcentrados) to his tactic of containing anti-Spanish insurgents in Cuba. While he gave the practice a name, he was not the first to use the tactic. He learned the tactic from studying US genocider General William Tecumseh Sherman’s campaigns against the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. The term itself is, therefore, directly connected to the United States’ own history of ethnic cleansing and “frontier” control.”
 Here in so-called North Carolina, we’ve seen a number of offensive ICE actions and raids take place recently. From the mass raids that saw well over 200 undocumented people arrested and caged, to the passing of HB370, which forces sheriff’s deputies to ask people about their immigration status regardless of the type of criminal charge they face and mandates officers to both hand people over to ICE and comply with any ICE request accompanied by a detainer.
 
On the flip side, various communities around the state and region have taken action in defense of their communities, themselves, and against this wave of oppression. There have been rallies here in Asheville, as well as Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. There was the day-without-immigrants held across North Carolina in February in response to mass ICE raids. One year ago, in the throws of the #AbolishICE movement there was an occupation of the ICE facility in Charlotte, which held on for almost 2 weeks. It is in furtherance of these actions, along with the calls for action put forth by FANG Collective, actions called for/inspired the Block The Wall Network, and all the other actions taking place across the so-called United States that we write this.
 
We present to you the aggregated names and publicly available personal contact details of the ICE lawyers of North Carolina, who get paid for their prosecution and sending off of our community members, to literal concentration camps.
 
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Christopher Roberts Coxe Jr.
Deputy Chief Counsel, 45 years old
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
Last Known Address: 1238 Merribrook Drive Matthews, NC
He’s largely based out of Washington DC with his higher rank, and probably spends the majority of his time at his VA address of 141 Revell Road, Fredericksburg, VA 21230.
 
James Anthony Jones
Bar# 133019 (FL), 47 years old
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
From Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Miramar, FL
Last Known Address: 4909 Water Oak Rd, Apt. 3, Charlotte, NC
Phone: 954-629-4055
Email: james.a.jones@ice.dhs.gov , jamesjones9@yahoo.com
 
Susan Jeanne Hiller
ICE Office of the Chief Counsel
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
Reg# 2887131 (NY)
Last Known Address: 309 Fir Place Ct. Matthews, NC 28104
Email: susan.j.hiller@ice.dhs.gov
Phone: 980-245-8096
 
Cori Elizabeth White
Assistant Chief Counsel, 46 years old
Among the highest paid 10% of ICE employees
Graduated from DePaul University in 1997, has been in the Charlotte ICE office since 2015.
Bar#124540 (FL)
Last Known Address: 6305 Beith Ct. Charlotte, NC
Email: cori.white@ice.dhs.gov
Phone: 704-248-9605 ext. 2305
 
James Garland Bland Jr.
Makes $75,000/year, 54 years old
From Goshen, KY
Last Known Address: 2131 McKenzie Creek Drive Charlotte, NC
Phone: 502-297-1880 , 704-246-7138
Email:jamesblandjr@gmail.com
 
Melissa Erin (Dilks) Lanning
Assistant Chief Counsel
Makes $75,000/year, 38 years old
ISLN: 922158339
Active in North Carolina since 2007
Last Known Address: 1210 Myrtle Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
 
 
 
 
 
 
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