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Going to the border w a group of progressive #veterans & @Ocasio2018 NY14 organizers to respond to the #asylum crisis one of the most important actions this year. It reminded me of our collective power & #military veterans & families' unique strengths & instincts as organizers /1
Coming together quickly for urgent collective action, we realized most of us had a #military affiliation, whether we enlisted ourselves or our mother, uncles, or cousins served in uniform.

Nearly all of us were also #immigrant-connected— immigrants or the children of immigrants
Many #progressive military #veterans are wired w critical, transferable skills that make us incredibly effective organizers. Particularly in high pressure, chaotic situations

*Vets of color in particular hold massively under-tapped insights & analytical power for change* /3
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I have questions. A lot of questions.

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin is her name.

She was seven years old.

Jakelin was in Border Patrol custody when she died last week of dehydration and cardiac arrest.


DHS Secretary Nielsen blames Jakelin’s family for her death, but reports today show that Border Patrol failed to give her medical treatment for 90 minutes after her father reported symptoms to CBP officials.

An hour and a half.

Just imagine her suffering.

This past Tuesday, days after Jakelin’s death but before it was reported, @CBP Commissioner McAleenan testified at a Senate oversight hearing on migration and border security.

He never mentioned Jakelin.

Not once.

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AS YOU WATCH THIS👇🏽video of a Border Patrol agent pouring out water that was left for migrants, know that the body of a 7 year-old girl is lying on a table right now. SHE NEEDED WHAT HE POURED OUT. Her death is a direct result of the hateful policies of Donald Trump & the @GOP.
For folks informing me that the video is from 2013: Look at #FactCheck & #Verify in my profile. I purposely included the time stamp but used the video because it was used in a story from THIS YEAR because the practice continues. Not only that; the BP arrests those who leave water
For those saying; If it continues, why not use newer video? THINK!🤔The BP "officially" stopped the policy after the outrage when the video originally surfaced, but unofficially, it continues. Do you honestly think they'll allow themselves to be filmed now? There is no NEW video.
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