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Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers.…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."…
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Our @GovWhitmer is protecting insurance profits again.

This rule change cuts the number of counselors who can treat Michigan mental health patients.

That saves Medicaid dollars and Blue Cross Blue Shield profits, at the expense of patients' health.

Insurance lobbyists couldn't convince the Michigan legislature to change the law, so Whitmer is changing the regulations to bottleneck mental health patients' access to care.


Michigan government abandoned mental health patients under Gov. Engler. Prisons are the largest provider of mental health in Michigan.

@GovWhitmer wants to increase that number.


#MentalHealth #PrivatePrisons…
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Cohen has signed a "proffer agreement" with SDNY, agreeing to cooperate in their inv’n of the Trump Org re whether they falsified business records.

Hannity’s HRC obsession

During Trump’s presidency, Hannity has mentioned HRC on 86% of his episodes


Judge sentences 3 Blackwater guards to prison for 2007 Iraqi attack

Trump tried to ease Iran Sanctions, Prompting Bolton Pushback

Sanctions move aimed at securing Rouhani meeting this month

In foreign policy, Trump gets points for creativity. Results, not so much

Trump’s trade war has killed 300,000 jobs

Former Mattis Aide at Center of Dispute Over Pentagon Transparency

Some contend that the department’s delay in approving his memoir was due to longstanding protocol, not ill will
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Today I visited a private prison. I had prior views, stemming from being a decent person who doesn’t think anyone should profit from crime & the fact that my partner once had to lose his summer to bailing out the Olympicfiasco this company caused #whogavethemtheprisoncontracts
Upon arrival it was thorough. I had my photo taken, finger prints taken and was thoroughly searched. I felt sad that we don’t do this where I work. Considering the issues we have with staff bringing in contraband. 1-0 to the private sector I guess.
But...and for me this was a big but....the officers are not officers!!!!! They look like air hostesses but their chains and truncheons and radios stand out more than they do on the uniforms I’m used to seeing. It’s a bit fake to me. I’m not sure why but I don’t like it 1-1
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Today a federal judge in Nashville disclosed never before seen communications by execs at CoreCivic (previously known as Corrections Corporation of America or CCA).

Everyone concerned about #PrivatePrisons should see and share these shocking, crazy admissions. /1
For context, this case is a suit by a bunch of shareholders alleging CCA’s leadership defrauded them by saying one thing about the company’s relationship with its federal BOP contract partners, while they were saying quite different, much more negative stuff to each other. /2
Court noted in FN2 that many of these statements had been filed under seal pursuant to the parties’ agreed protective order but concerns about revealing the company’s sensitive business information to competitors overblown. Embarrassment of CCA didn’t justify sealing evidence. /3
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