Law & Order: SVU Season 18 Episode 20: "American Dream" Quotes
Yusef: They think we're all terrorists, like we're all the same.
Carisi: Most of us know better.
Yusef: I don't think so. All these protests, they're not gonna change anything. The world doesn't change. People don't change.
Carisi: I don't believe that. This is America, this is the American way. Isn't that why you came there?
Yusef: I came here because I like to be alive.
Dodds: Someone from the bust must have tipped her off.
Benson: All these immigration lawyers are popping up lately.
Dodds: With all these raids, and rumored to be raids, can you blame them?
Benson: It's actually a good thing. It protects us down the road, when we get to court.
Rollins: Where is Hector?
Woman: I don't know.
Rollins: When was the last time you talked to him?
Woman: I don't know.
Rollins: We think he's involved in something very serious. Now you can either tell us here or we can take you down to the station and you can tell us there.
Woman: The station? I can't leave my kids.
Rollins: Oh, don't you worry about that. We'll call social services and they'll take good care of them.
Woman: Social services?
Rollins: I'm just telling you like it is. Now where is Hector?
Woman: He's working at a restaurant on 125th.
Benson: Finally, a lead.
Fin: If you believe him.
Benson: You don't?
Fin: He hid in a closet and watched his whole family get terrorized. Why didn't he do anything?
Benson: One, he was ashamed. And two, he's undocumented and he's a gay Muslim. In his mind, if he came forward, he's on the next plane back to Syria.
Finn: On your knees! Hands behind your head. You speak English? Hands behind your head.
Benson: You Yusef Massad?
Benson: We need to talk to you about what happened at your sister's restaurant.
Yusef: I don't know anything about that.
Finn: Then why you running?
Yusef: Because. I am afraid.
Finn: Afraid of what?
Yusef: Of getting deported. I... I am here illegally, I don't have documentation. And I am gay. Please, if I am sent to a refugee camp they will kill me.
Maya: Yusef is my brother. But Lela is mistaken. He use to have a key but when he stopped working for us a month ago -
Lela: We need to find out what happened.
Maya: I will do the talking for this family.
Woman: I was helpless in my own restaurant and my daughters... after they left, I broke free. I saw Shanta was dead.
Benson: I'm so sorry. Do you need to take a break? Maybe drink some water?
Woman: One of the men, they whispered.
Benson: That's helpful to know. Do you remember what they whispered?
Doctor: Excuse me. I need to speak to Mrs. Samra.
Mrs. Samra: Is it my daughter? Is she -
Doctor: No, she's going to be fine. But it's your husband.
Carisi: Hey. We have two raped 18-year-olds and a murder. We have to rule out certain things, like were they involved in any criminal activity. Drugs, gangs, anything like that. I didn't say anything about terrorism.
Man: I'm so sick of the harassment. Even the Hispanics hate us know. They blame us for the raids, the deportations. Is it our fault they don't have proper papers?
Dodds: This kind of hatred... this is 2017. It shouldn't be happening.
Benson: It's happening everywhere, Chief.
Dodds: Well, it shouldn't be happening in New York.
Rollins: This poor girl here. They really did a number on her.
Carisi: They cleaned out the wall safe and the cash register.
Benson: This looks like more than a robbery gone bad.
Rollins [very quiet]: Yeah.
Dirty Muslim bitch. [lifts her shirt] Mmm... this is gonna be good.Masked Assailant