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Many of the career agents & lawyers I deal with in my work share these sentiments.

They believe did not sign up for this. Many have got kids and are deeply disturbed by it.

What’s interesting about this to me is they deal directly w/ affected humans & feel conflicted.
A question that kept coming up last week at #AILAAC19 is what we as immigrants’ rights advocates and humans of conscience should do with these folks, in light of the situation and the other humans being locked in cages and dying.
There is no consensus. Many of us noted that there were probably a lot of “good people” who felt compelled or led by inertia into working with oppressive, genocidal regimes. Did the silence of their friends, family, neighbors, and professional colleagues enable others’ suffering?
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I’d like to think I’m a reasonably well-informed consumer of news about the #MigrantPersecutionProtocols and #RemainInMexico

The things I’m learning at #AILAAC19 from advocates appearing in these hearings daily and serving people subjected to these policies are next-level evil.
.@ImmDef reports of regular family separations, and attempted family separations.

Imagine being told to leave your 12 year-old alone in Mexico because ICE didn’t file the Notice to Appear in Court for everyone in your family. Or being told your infant can come but you can’t.
.@taylorklevy discusses a 7 year-old in court bleeding from the head after getting attacked in Mexico. Didn’t get access to a nonrefoulement interview.
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