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ALERT: You may hear reports that @CBPSouthTexas is releasing hundreds of immigrants & asylum seekers from detention in the Rio Grande Valley, including dozens of children. We are monitoring the situation. Follow along for more information as this situation develops #RGV
What we know: @CBPSouthTexas claims that their processing centers are full because ICE refuses to take any more transfers. Because of this they have no choice but to release hundreds of people to the bus station and humanitarian centers. We have reason to believe this is not true
In last year’s family separation crisis, @CBP and @DHSgov sent parents apprehended in South Texas all over the country because of alleged spacing issues. There is nothing to indicate that things are different now in terms of capacity.
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Up until three weeks ago I was a #border/ #immigration reporter working in #ElPaso. Let me tell you why President Trump’s visit to the #Borderland is so problematic. Follow this thread for more.
Honestly, @DrToddACurry put it best. #ElPaso has been the President’s “petri dish” for #immigration policies. Let’s take a look shall we?
Starting Sept.2017 @LasAmericasIAC starts reporting parent/children separation, despite legal documents showing relation. There was little I, as a journalist, could do when both parent & child were out of reach for interview & @ICEgov wasn’t talking.
cbs4local.com/news/local/exp…
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I have written about the perilous reach of #JohnKelly since Jan 2017.
He has repeatedly been given a pass despite being a virulent racist and misogynist who also authored #ZeroTolerance and the Muslim and trans bans.

This is unconstitutional and illegal.
If you somehow missed #JohnKelly's rich history of awfulness which dates back to his days at #Guantanamo,here are some reminders of who he really is.

He's the architect of Trump's #WhiteSupremacist war on brown people, particularly at the Southern Border.
nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opi…
But before #JohnKelly hated brown people, he thought hating black people made a lot of sense. Never forget that he lied about a black war widow and a sitting black congresswoman and refused to apologize when he was called out for it.

nytimes.com/2017/11/01/...…
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@ALT_uscis @metaquest @SpicyFiles @equalandallied1 @rkfatheree @ThomasS4217 2/ Conveniently enough, Congress is "working" to keep the gov't open with "a 'continuing resolution' that would fund federal agencies through Dec. 7. ICE asked Congress to include the $1 billion increase in the continuing resolution." (more...)
@ALT_uscis @metaquest @SpicyFiles @equalandallied1 @rkfatheree @ThomasS4217 3/ "... immigration officials said they need the extra money to cover rising costs associated with arrests and deportations. Officials say this year they’ve detained an average of 43,000 immigrants a day, slightly more than Congress authorized in the current budget. (con't)
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@ThomasS4217 1/ This <thread> provides a timeline for what appears to be a coordinated effort by the current WH to expand pool of children available for transnational adoptions, which began at the State dept.'s Consular Affairs office on Jan 27, 2017, and by DHS on Feb 2, 2017
#ZeroTolerance
@ThomasS4217 2/ Fueled by evangelical fervor for transnational adoptions (receipts downthread: indebted to @rkfatherlee), current WH Adm.'s goal is to remove detained minors from federal jurisdiction (HHS/ACF/ORR/UAC) as quickly as possible by transferring detained children to 1 of 17 states
@ThomasS4217 3/ Once detained children enter a state's foster care system, they are no longer the responsibility of the federal gov't (HHS/ACF/ORR/UAC), but instead those children's welfare is the responsibility of that particular state.
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📢#RETWEET 📢
“It is our mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us
Our thoughts CREATE our reality, our thoughts make things Positive
The world is in our own minds
Learn to see things with a Positive Attitude”

#WalkAway from the Negative Democrats
#MondayMotivation
📢#RETWEET 📢
Serious question for anybody who can answer 🤔

If people you know who are always commiting Crimes, do you #WalkAway or do you become an accomplice in their crimes?

Democrats have no issue breaking Laws to get elected, Don't break the Law, be a #LawAbidingCitizen
📢#BreakingNews 📢
TERRORISM: Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq was arrested for planning to pack a van with explosives in a July 4th attack in Cleveland, Ohio

Thank you to the @FBI for Preventing this Terrorists Attack
fox8.com/2018/07/02/fbi…
#MondayMotivation
#WalkAway
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(1/16) #ZeroTolerance
Detention centers for adult asylum seekers and subsequent "tender care"/foster care facilities are administered at the state, not federal level. This <thread> provides a background on the process involved in awarding these contracts.
(2/16) It looks like GOP is taking steps to staunch the unrelenting flow of orphaned asylum seeking children to state-licensed "tender age"/foster care facilities:
(3/16) On Jun 21, @nytimes published this map of the states which have licensed "tender age"/foster care facilities for detained youth asylum seekers. It's vital that these minors are reunited with their parent, but that's a subject for another <thread>.
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I have been battling a new health crisis since my surgery was postponed June 15.

There is no way to adequately articulate--even as a writer--the breadth of hardship inflicted on sick Americans by the Trump presidency & Trump-led #GOP, like lame-duck @SpeakerRyan.
#healthcare
1/
The @CDCgov cites 133M as the number of chronically-ill Americans who have #cancer, like I do, or another illness that impedes their daily lives.

The majority of that 40% of the US population still have to work despite often disabling illness because we cannot afford not to.
2/
I've been writing about #healthcare in America since I was a cub reporter and put on a small story in the mid-80s that turned into a much bigger story: #AIDS.

When you're in your 20s writing about other 20somethings dying, it changes you.

Then I got #breastcancer at 26.
3/
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@mike_dutoit @ThomasS4217 @traciemac_Bmore 1/ I'm collecting information about federal expenditures on #ZeroTolerance and stumbled upon what appears to be an OMG about one of the 5 vendors identified by @hunterw (links to all sources will be included in this <thread>):
@mike_dutoit @ThomasS4217 @traciemac_Bmore @hunterw 2/ And it has to do with the *smallest* contract signed in Sep 2017, Dynamic Educational Systems a subsidiary of Exodyne in Phoenix AZ ($5.6 Million).

"Ralph A. Rockow founded Exodyne, Inc. in 1982 and also serves as its Chairman and CEO."
bloomberg.com/research/stock…
@mike_dutoit @ThomasS4217 @traciemac_Bmore @hunterw 3/ "Exodyne, Inc., provides a variety of services to gov'tal, civic, and private orgs. Through 3 subsidiary companies, Exodyne's business interests range from... Dept. of Labor to providing aviation and technical research services for the Dept. of Defense.
exodyne.com
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Friends, the law is a teacher and so is the way we enforce our laws. So what lessons are we teaching at our nation’s southern border? The pictures are dramatic and they fill you with sadness and anger. #ImmigrationCrisis #ZeroTolerance
Immigrant children — some barely old enough to walk, some infants still in their mothers’ arms — being torn away from their undocumented parents as they try to cross the border. More than 2,000 children have been seized by border authorities in the last six weeks alone.
Adding to the cruelty, in the large warehouses being used as child internment camps, strange rules have been imposed that prevent shelter workers from touching or holding the little children to comfort them. #ImmigrationCrisis #ZeroTolerance
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#BREAKING:After THE WHOLE WORLD expresses OUTRAGE over #Trump Admin's EVIL #ZeroTolerance policy, all of a sudden HIS RIGHT HAND MAN .@SenTedCruz is against the policy.Folks don't be fooled,VOTE #TedCruz OUT!!
#TheResistance #MigrantChildren #CNN #MSNBC thehill.com/homenews/senat…
#BREAKING:ALSO REMEMBER that the EVIL #ZeroTolerance policy of ripping #MigrantChildren from their parents HAS THE FULL BLESSING OF.@GovAbbott.VOTE FOR DEM.@LupeValdez for Texas Gov!
#TheResistance #WhereAreTheChildren #LupeValdez #GregAbbott #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews #BlueWave2018
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There's a tack that's deadly to the cause and injurious to the truth. And that's what's been provided heretofore. Trump's message must be one of "feeling the pain" of those caught in a situation that Americans feel as well but must be given priority. Think carefully.
Meanwhile as the pathetic left continues to grind out the theme of children wrenched from the arms of their parents the rest of the real world focuses on the ever-evolving #IGReport that proves nothing short of astounding to those of us who care about that which is pertinent.
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1/ Thread: Here’s everything we know about immigrant children being separated from their families. #ZeroTolerance #separatingchildren #ImmigrantChildren trib.it/hE
2/ About 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border, but the actual number is likely higher. trib.it/hE
3/ This comes after the Trump administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy. That means all adults crossing the border illegally will be prosecuted. Since children can't be sent to federal jail, kids who are detained are being separated from parents. trib.it/hE
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I’ve been thinking about this a lot since the rise of Trump, but I think now after what we see happening at the border it is clear that the days of so-called #FamilyValues conservatism are over. /1
As Trump’s #ZeroTolerance border policy has separated 2,000 children (and counting) from their families & as the GOP does nothing about it & as the party’s white evangelical base remains indifferent – or even supportive – of children being taken from their parents… /2
it’s time to retire for good any sense that the GOP still cares about #FamilyValues. /3
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One more quick word about implications of @USAGSessions #zerotolerance policy & how high level policy can affect parenting & childrearing, this one unrelated immigration:
A couple of weeks ago, my 8th grade daughter came home from school & told me about assembly they had about sexting. She's public school kid & school does this kind of thing from time to time.
But she's upset this time, really shaken by it. I was taken off guard too b/c school usually warns parents ahead of time. So she & sit down to talk.
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