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Targets that need protested in 2021 #MayDay2021 #PortlandProtests
Financiers of #KeystoneXL #TransMountain #DAPL #BayouBridge & #Line3 pipelines
Wellsfargo, Chase, Bank of America, Barclays
@MazaskaTalks #StopLine3 #NoTMX #NoDAPL #IndigenousSovereignty #HonorTheEarth 1/
-Amazon Web Services and Microsoft contract with ICE to provide cloud services, data processing and AI
-Aramark provides shitty food to prisons, including private prisons ran by ICE.
-Wayfair provides beds for detained migrants. #MayDay #AbolishICE 2/…
@G4S helped detain, transport and deport migrants & involved in Israeli occupation of Palestine until recently. Still operate private prisons, and train Israeli police. Contract with City of Portland and @trimet. @AlliedUniversal is merging with G4S 3/
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As I leave this position I feel a heaviness that the need of legal defense that I was filling won’t be there for people until the next IJC fellow starts in the fall. I remember my very first client broke down when I went to visit and do a consultation because they had written so
many letters, and made so many calls, and no one had ever responded before. Everyone is deserving of defense. My goal from the start of this fellowship has been to expand this work and I will keep on fighting and advocating for the county, and ultimately the state of Nevada to
fund pro bono attorneys for Nevadans that ICE is trying to rip apart from our community. That is, until either the federal government steps up to fund this work or we all realize as a society how to actually welcome people seeking refuge with dignity. #AbolishICE
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As the "crisis at the border" rhetoric heats up, let me just say that the way forward is #OpenBorders + #AbolishICE And increasingly, people on the right + left of the political spectrum agree.
For example, economist Bryan Caplan has been making this argument for a few years now…
And, so have the Democratic Socialists:…
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A lot of folks may be celebrating the end of immigrant family detention centers.

We're here to tell you this simply isn't true.…
.@ICEgov is saying these facilities will simply become “3 day processing centers” for those given Notices to Appear (a charging doc initiating removal proceedings).

But we've been representing families inside of Karnes for years & can pretty much call BS on this.
For the past 3 years we’ve observed up close countless & frequent policy changes directly impacting the lives of people seeking safety, imprisoned by our gov't.

ICE can resume expedited removal & prolonged detention at any moment.

This is a glaring PR stunt by ICE.
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The sheer bravery of detained immigrants & employees at #Irwin led to a groundbreaking complaint to the @DHSOIG on Sept. 14, 2020, putting more focus on the horrific ongoing abuse of detained immigrants & staff at #Irwin.
Since the filing of our complaint, dozens of immigrant women have stepped forward describing the
gynecological abuse they too have faced at the hands of @ICEgov and @LaSalleCorr while detained at

Read it here:
As we fight to #AbolishICE & #AbolishPrisons, we continue the call for the immediate release of ALL detained folks at #Irwin & elsewhere, accountability from ICE, LaSalle Corrections, & reparations to folks impacted by the physical & emotional trauma of detention & incarceration.
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Today, we are sharing a fundraiser for Wendy Dowe, a fierce advocate & survivor of abuse at Irwin County Detention Center, organized by our partners at @GaDetWatch & @familiesfreedom:

#ShutDownIrwin #AbolishICE #RepairTheHarm
Project South had the honor of supporting @familiesfreedom by visiting & supporting Wendy in 2019 while she was detained at Irwin. Wendy bravely spoken out about the trauma & abuse she suffered while detained by ICE at Irwin.
Please take a few minutes to learn from Wendy below:…

Black Feminist Voices Roundtable on the Legacies of Forced Sterilization & Resistance:…

Press Conference w/ Reps Adriano Espaillat & Hank Johnson:…
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1/ Let's talk about a few small but vital parts of the #USCitizenshipAct which may not make the kinds of headlines a pathway to citizenship does, but could make millions of people's lives better the day it passes.
2/ Before we do that, it is very important to me that you understand just how *bad* Joe Biden's immigration record is. It is not at all unfair to say that he is directly responsible for some of the worst stuff that this bill is only now undoing.…
3/ Let's start with the definition of the word "conviction."

Every state has some form of alternative sentencing designed to divert charges & keep people from the lifetime burden of a criminal record.

Congress (& Biden) didn't like this, and changed federal law accordingly.
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Save yourself a click: it's "alien." The word is alien.

"Alien" is a 700-yr-old word good only for an imm. system based in 19th-century thinking. It is etymologically rooted in otherness, ideologically predicated in suspicion, & legally useless. Kill it…
"Alien" doesn't just mean someone who is not a U.S. citizen. It very literally emphasizes strangeness. Otherness. Not belonging.

I'd prefer to use "non-citizen" for the same reason that Robert Law would prefer that @axios use "former Trump official" instead of "sociopath" ImageImage
Take this @CBP story from a few days ago about the rescue of "aliens in distress," including an "alien female trapped in thick vegetation." This kind of language fuels the industrialized world's largest, cruelest, & least humane law enforcement agency.…
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1/ I just listened to the complete record of a case in which an #immigrationjudge denied an #asylum claim for a gay ICE detainee from El Salvador, and it is an absolutely textbook model of why we need appointed counsel in deportation proceedings. Keep reading for the lowlights.
2/ This man came to the US in '89 after yrs of persecution on account of his sexuality. As if threats he was getting from gang members who bullied him with homophobic slurs almost daily weren't enough, he was also afraid of an abusive partner. An uncle was killed for being gay
3/ Once he came to the US, he found love, community, and a chance at being able to live openly as who he is. He never looked back. He had legal status for most of the time he was in the US, and only a minor misdemeanor relating to disorderly conduct.
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How could Congress actually hold Trump accountable?

What actions could they take to undo the harm Trump caused and build something better in its place?

What would real justice look like beyond an impeachment trial?
For real justice Congress could actually cancel the contracts for building Trump's wall. The wall could be torn down, the land could be restored, and returned to the care of its rightful stewards and protectors for the benefit of all life, land, water, and culture. #LandBack
For real justice Congress could dismantle ICE and DHS. Congress could cancel private prison contracts and shut down all ICE facilities, detention centers, and concentration camps. Free all those imprisoned, and provide reparations for all those harmed. #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
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🚨 BREAKING: Thanks to efforts with @MPower_Change, @SAALTweets, and the 2,600+ of you who took action...

‼️ MR. F IS FREE ‼️

It's been a cruel 243 days of his incarceration.

@ICEgov's actions proved yet again that our immigration system was built on Islamophobia. 🧵👇🏽
Let's clarify that ICE has full discretion to release detained folks at ANY time.

Yet, they keep folks imprisoned under false claims, coding their anti-Blackness & Islamophobia into the language of "danger for community" or "threat to national security" like they did w/ Mr. F.
It's inhumane to have incarcerated Mr. F for 243 days. He missed his child's birth, his dietary needs weren't met, and his health was deteriorating.

Prisons, jails, and detention centers are always a public health crisis, but especially when #COVID19 is ravaging through them.
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OK time to call out worst @ICEgov field office directors, CC @AliMayorkas @DHSgov

Name one unforgivable/unforgettable decision your FOD made. For Adducci in Detroit (dictator in MI + OH), we couldn't pick just one, so we wrote this #FireICE #AbolishICE
TL; DR @DHSgov #FireICE Adducci bc she has an appetite for destruction: deporting disabled/ill ppl, caregivers, refugees; sending ppl to kidnapping + death; mass raids; gross medical neglect; breaking the law; + just general, unnecessary cruelty. @clejwj @IRTFCleveland @nwarikoo
.@CoreyinNYC @NYCCouncil38 @NYCCouncil to @AliMayorkas: "we respectfully request [NY FOD Decker] be removed .... he cannot be trusted to implement – in good faith – enforcement guidelines set forth in @POTUS EOs + @DHSgov memo." @NewSanctuaryNYC… #FireICE
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Just so folks are clear, as a former immigration & social justice attorney, I watched firsthand under President Obama, and later Trump, that @ICEgov acts as a rogue agency that disregards the law and human rights. #AbolishICE once and for all.
.@ICEgov targets U.S. Citizens, and get away with it.…
I urge my colleagues to find the courage not to look away. @ICEgov
is hurting our communities. It's an agency that is violent and lawless.…
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We are in DC NOW at BLM plaza to demand that @ICEgov #FreeJavier!! Photo of emcee at a rallyPerson holding a sign that says, “end all deportations”Person holding sign that says “stop all deportations”Person holding sign that says “free Javier. No more deport
“The NYPD is the feeding tube of ICE” - Javier’s sister speaking to us over the phone discussing her brother and how we need to FIGHT to #EndAllDeportations!!

#enforcetheMoratorium Photo of person holding a phone to microphone
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I'm at I'm at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the south waterfront district of portland. This announcement was made and people are now swarming into the street to March on the ICE building during an #AbolishICE protest.
While marching protesters chanted f*** "Joe Biden" and "f*** Ted Wheeler". (Poor audio)
There's snipers on the roof. Image
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1/On #InaugurationDay  we are here to demand profound changes to the racist, xenophobic, evil immigration system.

We will except nothing less.


2/Save Pro Se.
3/Right to council.
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I believe I speak for a lot of my colleagues when I say this:

The last 4 yrs have radicalized me. I don't know now how I so blithely accepted borders & cages & administrative violence of all kinds as a regular part of my life and practice, but I never will again.

I'm only sorry that it took the cruelest and worst-run Presidential administration in at least the past century for me to see what this thing was the whole time I've been practicing, and a deep dive in the immigration history & policy I now teach to see what it's always been.
I still have a lot to learn & am feeling out my own understanding after so many years of basically accepting that things like prisons and detention centers and family visas which take 15-20 yrs "need" to exist, but I'm going to try to put the work in & encourage you to try it too
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Last day of the Donald Trump presidency. Let's see where we're at on those 2016 campaign promises!

1. "I will build a great wall, and Mexico will pay for it!"
Only 80 miles of new wall was built where there was none before. Mexico didn't pay for it... you did.
2. "If I become president, we're all going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' again."
3. "I'll eliminate 'Department of Environment Protection' (EPA)"

He did cut the budget, but the EPA is still alive and well. In fact, he felt the EPA was necessary enough to look into his claim of “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once."
No, really.
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"The North American Slaughterhouse Association is proud to honor the life and message of PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk"

"Injustice anywhere is probably just people following orders, which is fine."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr apparently
"Hate cannot drive out hate, only mass deportation can do that."

-definitely MLK
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Currently watching this @UptownCDems NYC Mayoral candidate forum. Really appreciate this forum and the ability for folks in the audience to ask questions.
Thank you @mayawiley for answering my question about schools, the current Mayor, and the pandemic.
You know, @ShaunDonovanNYC started a little shaky but I’m real hip to his ideas on housing, closing Rikers, and “15-minute neighborhoods.”
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Yesterday on our journey home (and through the never ending carceral landscape of the US) we visited the Minidoka internment camp in Idaho where 13,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII. It was the 7th largest city in Idaho at the time. #NeverAgain
The story of Japanese “relocation” and incarceration is one that has guided my work since I started organizing against immigration detention almost 20 years ago. In the last few years I’ve been fortunate to get to work alongside the incredible organizers of @TsuruSolidarity
I am truly grateful @TsuruSolidarity for keeping this history alive as we fight to abolish detention. Most of the site is now farm land, but some of it has been reconstructed or preserved so you can get a sense of what it must’ve been like.
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THREAD: So...Newsom appointed @AlexPadilla4CA to be our next Senator.

We were part of a campaign pushing for a progressive appointment. Part of that campaign was sending prospective candidates questionnaires, and Padilla (well, a surrogate), filled his out

Here's what we got:
Padilla claims to support decisive climate policy such as #GND2030, banning fracking, ending development of the fossil fuel infrastructure, and direct emission regulation. Padilla views climate change as ‘an existential crisis’.
What did @AlexPadilla4CA say on voting rights? Priorities include: a constitutional amendment to overturn #CitizensUnited, reinstating the #VRA, banning photo ID laws as well as dramatically expanding early/vote by mail options.
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Do not stop reading this tweet until you've read the text below, and do not finish your day until five people around you know this

This devastating report from @DetentionWatch is the starkest example I've ever seen of how white supremacy so often harms white people directly. Take some time to read it today if you can.…
There are 221 ICE detention facilities, and most of them are not in dense urban areas. ICE's homicidal insistence on arresting and detaining people for civil administrative offenses in the middle of a deadly global pandemic is the only explanation for this deadly fact.
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🚨 BREAKING: @AliMayorkas will be the new Secretary of @DHSgov.

Leading this department will be no easy task, but we hope that as the 1st Latinx & someone who has advocated for immigrant rights, he'll change the direction of DHS once and for all.
Mayorkas played a crucial role in the creation of #DACA as the Director of USCIS under the Obama Admin.

We look forward to the immediate expansion of the program AND the dismantling of the detention and deportation machine that was created under Obama and expanded by Trump.
@DHSgov is a department that was built in the wake of 9/11 to protect the U.S. from terrorists — only for it to now be used to terrorize immigrants.

The new Biden admin must recognize this and immediately change course.
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