Last month, Congressional Quarterly reported that there was little doubt that the government–under John Yoo’s 2003 memo–had approved the use of mind-altering drugs to weaken the resistance of terrorist suspects during interrogation. Today, the Washington Post details how federal immigration agencies have likewise been using this strategy: injecting over 250 deportees with dangerous psychotropic drugs to keep them incapacitated until they were out of the country.

Raymond Soeoth, a Christian minister from Indonesia, was forcibly injected after asking to say goodbye to his wife. Amadou Diouf, a Senegalese married to a U.S. citizen, was injected on the plane when he tried to show the captain his temporary deportation stay: