The February 6 episode of Freeform’s The Fosters titled “Scars” depicts an ICE agent tipping off an adolescent a few deliberate raid at a highschool for DACA faculty college students who’ve reached the age of 18 years outdated. Presumably, the agent has grown a conscience after seeing the horrors of the Trump administration’s immigration protection firsthand.
ICE Agent Allen approaches social justice warrior Callie (Maia Mitchell) saying he needs to focus on to her. Allen was considered one of many brokers who had pursued Callie’s good good friend Ximena, a DACA recipient, essential to her looking for sanctuary in a church, whereas viewers have been lectured about “inhumane” ICE brokers doing their jobs and “witch hunts” for illegal aliens.
Agent Allen explains that he thought he was making the nation safer by working for ICE nevertheless nope, now the nation’s modified and “agents are being given carte blanche to go after whoever they want, however they want.”
Callie: What would you want?
Allen: I would love to focus on to you.
Callie: I’ve nothing to say to you.
Allen: I would love to apologize. We have been instructed that Ximena made threatening remarks on the protest, radical stuff– you acknowledge, calling for violence, that kinda issue. It wasn’t until I seen the video of her speech on the listening to that I seen we might been lied to. She not at all ought to’ve been targeted.
Callie: What about her dad and mother? -‘Cause they’ve been targeted too.
Allen: I wasn’t involved in detaining them.
Callie: Well, her family’s primarily been destroyed, so merely maintain telling your self that.
Allen: Look, in order that you acknowledge, I didn’t get into this to chase innocent kids into church buildings. You know, I assumed I used to be making this nation safer. The points at ICE have modified, brokers are being given carte blanche to go after whoever they want nonetheless they want. It’s not correct.
Callie: So, what are you gonna do about it? ‘Cause frankly, an apology doesn’t scale back it.
Allen: I do know. That’s why I’ve purchased some data I wanna offer you.
Agent Allen options Callie off a few raid on the school later inside the week and tells her he’ll phone her with a heads-up merely sooner than it happens. Three DACA youngsters who’ve merely turned 18 years outdated are being targeted. This is his means of making amends with Callie for collaborating in Ximena’s detention. He asks her to video the raid to “expose everything that is going on.” What might in all probability go flawed?
When she receives the choice, Callie leaps into movement. She’s joined by her adopted sister Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and her good good friend Aaron (Elliot Fletcher). They decide to warn the students of the raid as they arrive for varsity as a substitute of merely filming it. During the chaos, Aaron is taken into custody for interfering inside the raid – he was shoved into an agent who reacted by cuffing him and hauling him off.
Later, Agent Allen meets with Callie and he or she confronts him about Aaron’s arrest. She tells him that Aaron was shoved into that agent and didn’t deserve to be arrested. Allen responds that Callie was solely supposed to film the raid. Naturally, Callie requires Allen inform his superiors what really occurred nevertheless Allen refuses to obtain this on account of a leak is already suspected. He explains he has 30 years on the job and a family to assist.
Callie: They booked my good good friend!
Allen: You have been solely supposed to doc what occurred.
Callie: We weren’t merely gonna sit there and watch! And Aaron was pushed into that agent, okay? You seen it! I do know you in all probability did! He was not obstructing!
Allen: What am I supposed to do?
Callie: Tell them what really occurred!
Allen: They’re already pretty optimistic that there was a leak with reference to the raid. If I all the sudden start defending your good good friend, it’s gonna set off alarms.
Callie: Someone needs to set off some alarms! Okay? I assumed that’s what we’ve got been doing! And if not, then what was your enormous apology about? What? You actually really feel unhealthy for Ximena, nevertheless not unhealthy adequate to actually doing one factor about it. Is that it?
Allen: Look, I’m doing what I can. Look, giving an announcement like that might value me my job. I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I’m unable to merely start over. I’ve purchased a family to current for and a pension to think about. And I’m not sacrificing all that. I’m sorry.
He walks away nevertheless he does, in fact, see to it that Aaron is launched.
The writers are determined to drive their open borders message it does not matter what. It’s pretty disgusting to watch that message play out on the expense of ICE brokers merely doing their jobs. The rule of laws nonetheless governs this nation and we owe a debt of gratitude to these public servants who defend us all.