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4M+ Texans have been left w/o power for nearly 2 full days in the midst of an unprecedented snow storm & single-digit temps.

Who's been hit the hardest?
Marginalized communities a.k.a ppl w/disabilities, BIPOC and immigrants.

Let's dive into this 🧵⬇️…
Ppl w/disabilities are 2-4 times more likely to be injured or killed in a natural disaster, according to @disasterstrat yet they're rarely effectively accommodated in the emergency preparedness plans of gov'ts.

Texas is a blatant example.
Folks with disabilities & chronic illnesses need power for assistive devices and heat to prevent severe impairment.

But how is governor @GregAbbott_TX responding to this & more?
By blaming the Green New Deal...🙄
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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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We're thrilled to announce we've officially launched our new Canopy Hotline ☎️ (800-437-3071), a social services #hotline meant to provide support by connecting migrants with resources in their communities. #RootedInCommunity Image
Migrants who are awaiting their legal case’s decision, such as asylum seekers, have very limited resources available to them as they're not eligible for federal benefits, such as Medicaid.

This is where Canopy comes in.
We recognize that a holistic approach is extremely impactful to a migrant’s immigration case.

That's why the hotline will provide referrals to vetted agencies that share RAICES' values and guarantee safety for the population we serve.
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At RAICES, we are #RootedInCommunity. We know where we stand, who we support, and why our work is possible.

It is only through the power of the collective that we have been able to defend the rights of immigrants and refugees for over 30 years.
Now is no different, as we rally behind our most vulnerable populations in the midst of the #COVID19 pandemic.

Together we heal.
That's why this #GivingTuesdayNow we're calling on you to come together with us in the spirit of community, even if rooted at home in self-isolation, to make a difference. It's going to take all of us –– from ages 9 to 90.… Image
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🧵THREAD: Giving back isn’t cancelled. On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re sharing ways you can express generosity & solidarity right from your own home.

Even rooted at home in self-isolation, you can make a difference. It's going to take all of us.
Join Genevieve by matching her commitment in some form this #GivingTuesdayNow, and affirm the power of her spirit, her actions, and her courage #RootedInCommunity.…
Use this tool 👇🏾 to email your elected officials and ask them to support the Coronavirus Immigrant Family Protection Act, which would take steps to even the scales for undocumented people, mixed-status families & those without a social security card.…
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Apart from having the worry of paying $495 in renewal costs every year, #DACA recipients are now faced with the impending threat of the Supreme Court overturning the program in the blink of an eye. Image
Not only do these folks pay $173 million dollars to the U.S. government alone in fees every year... Image
They also contribute $2 BILLION dollars a year in state and local taxes. Image
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