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Hoping someone On Here might still have the video of John Lewis at an immigrants’ rights rally in Atlanta sometime between 2011-12 where he’s telling undocumented organizers and allies that if police are going to them, they’ll have to arrest him, and the jails can’t hold us all.
I remember live-streaming that rally in my office as a young attorney and just breaking down crying at how beautiful it was to have someone so important in the civil rights movement embrace the immigrants’ rights movement in a time when our Friends were deporting record numbers.
Last night I posted video of his interview prior to being arrested at a protest in DC to call for comprehensive immigration reform. Lewis took the maximalist position: None of the 11 million people who live here without papers should be deported. No family torn apart. #Not1More
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STOP ALL DEPORTATIONS TO CENTRAL AMERICA

We'll never know, but this number has to be an underestimate.

#Asylum is death penalty defense, and there is not a day since mid-2006 that I haven't felt the weight of that. I'll save the rest for my counselor.

washingtonpost.com/world/the_amer…
Deportees are vulnerable to gang violence due to the social visibility caused by reappearing in their communities (often w/o family/friends) as well as perceived wealth after living in the U.S. Much of the responsibility for this violence is on us; it's past time we accepted it.
As noted here, the Obama administration was responsible for most of these cases in which deportees are *known* to have been killed. (The real # has to be many times more.) The Trump-era stories will come soon enough, but be sure that the liberals in your life know this history.
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"Persecuted minorities, having been historically traumatized, feel the future before the rest of us do. They feel it in dread, anxiety, despair, shock. They feel it deep down in their bones. They don’t need statistics & charts to tell them what’s coming."

eand.co/jews-protested…
What this piece leaves out: we follow in the footsteps of decades of resistance by immigrant communities, in the face of harsh repression. For example, even our primary tactic of using non-violent direct action to shut down ICE facilities was pioneered in 2010 by #Not1More.
And we are far from the only historically or currently persecuted group sounding the alarm and taking action! Just take a look at the coalition of Latinx, Japanese-American, Black, Indigenous, & Jewish groups who stopped the re-opening of the Japanese internment camp at Ft. Sill
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Today, ICE deported 40+ Cambodian Americans. Many have never set foot in Cambodia & all came to the U.S. after the U.S. carpet bombed Cambodia.

The U.S. has no right to preach freedom this July. The U.S. is the biggest perpetrator of violence this world has ever known. #FuckICE
Peep @mattsdriscoll’s work to learn more about Cambodian deportations:

www-1.thenewstribune.com/news/local/new…
Donate to support those being deported. ALL fund go directly to Cambodian deportees. #Not1More #Right2Return #KeepFamiliesTogether #FuckICE #AbolishICE

bit.ly/KhmerFund
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While DSA is doing incredible migrant justice work around the country we are NOT the only ones. Here’s a short thread of other great organizations to check out and support
@NoMoreDeaths has been fighting to stop the killing of migrants. Their principals include
-Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
-Witnessing and responding
-Consciousness raising
-Global movement building
-Encouraging humane immigration policy
Fronterizo Fianza Fund to help people get out of detention. Donate here ->>> fianzafund.org/home.html
This is a member of the @DetentionWatch network and set up by the El Paso Detention solidarity committee facebook.com/DetainedMigran…
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