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When the #MississippiRaids played out at poultry and other food-processing plants across the state, 12-year-old Juana had just started her second day of 6th grade.…
Federal immigration agents with guns had burst into the Koch Foods Inc. chicken processing plant where Juana's parents work and fastened plastic zip ties to their wrists before packing them onto buses and hauling them off.…
Juana and her brother did not find out about the raid until that afternoon, when their uncle checked them out of school at the end of sixth period.…
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The first weekend after the terror of the #MississippiRaids and the #ElPasoTerroristAttack, I’m reminded of a lesson a client taught me once. /1
He got cited for driving without a license. Pretty simple misdemeanor offense that really shouldn’t require a lawyer to handle. Go to court. Pay a fine. Take a class. Case dismissed. But he was in the process of regularizing his immigration status, so it wasn’t that simple. /2
Because ICE Officers had begun appearing in Nashville’s courtrooms, many folks in his position who had to go to court came to believe their citation could carry the possibility of arrest and imprisonment by ice while they fought their case, and if they lost, family separation. /3
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So with all the crazy scary shit that has been taking place in our country I have been finding myself having feelings and emotions that I have not felt since the first few months after September 11th happened.

Only this time it’s our government that is either committing these horrible inhuman actions and or fanning the flames of the fires that are prompting people to commit these crimes. Quite frankly that is far scarier to me.

I am genuinely scared right now, even of people I have known for almost my whole life. I have heard words come out of people’s mouths in the last few days/weeks that have left me speechless, shocked, mortified, and terrified.
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BREAKING: Jews and allies are blocking the door of the ICE Facility in Seattle, Washington.

We are putting our bodies on the line to shut down this inhumane system. #CloseTheCamps #NeverAgainIsNow #AbolishICE
Here's the view from outside. We are gathering to protest the treatment of immigrants across the country.

We have seen this pattern of dehumanization, demonization, and targeted terror before.

We know where it leads.

This sign says another world is possible in three language (English, Spanish, and Hebrew).

It's not enough to push back against the intolerable. We are advancing @CosechaMovement's #DignityPlan, a vision for a just and human immigration system.

#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE
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Thread is based on a day's worth of info. I will update it as I learn of more opportunities. It's important to note that rural MS legal & immigration infrastructure is limited & these organizations are in rapid response crisis mode:
Suggested Donation: to @MIRAStruggle, they do immigrant rights work in Mississippi & are engaged in this effort:…
@MIRAStruggle Suggested Donation: to @SEIRN, they organize in immigrant communities in the SouthEast & are actively involved in helping families impacted find the services they need & recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of ways #Mississippi #ICERaids:…
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