If anything reflects how the Trump administration views Spanish speakers in the United States, here’s the latest example: on Monday afternoon, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it created a Spanish-language versions of its website, yet there is still no Spanish-language version of the White House.
Here is ICE.gov en español:
And this is White House en español (so far):
ICE issued a press release about the new Spanish-language version:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today launched ICE.gov/es, an expanded Spanish language presence on the agency’s website. The translated site offers information about ICE and the agency’s mission, as well as press releases and special features.
“The new ICE.gov/es is our most recent step in increasing access to important and accurate information about ICE,” said Liz Johnson, Assistant Director of Public Affairs. “Offering information in other languages helps ICE communicate across cultures and reach a broader audience, while also ensuring that the public can obtain information directly from ICE, and not from unofficial – and possibly unscrupulous – sources.”
Coinciding with the expansion of ICE’s website, ICE is also announcing the launch of@ICEespanol. These new outreach platforms will allow ICE to reach new audiences to explain the importance of the agency’s mission.One of the highlights of ICE.gov/es is informing Spanish-speaking audiences about the important work ICE does, such as combating child exploitation, human trafficking and fighting transnational gangs.
So, expect more and more tweets in Spanish such as these:
“Te vamos a deportar ahora mismo.”