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1/ I went down to El Paso Monday & Tuesday to be part of #citizenpresence and get friends and family involved more in resisting the concentration camps there. The trip was disheartening on so many levels. I knew going during the week wouldn’t have as much of a turnout but the
2/ point of #citizenpresence is to keep constant pressure and let the BP and ICE know people are paying attention. Monday I attempted to see the camp under the Paso Del Norte bridge that they claimed had been shut down. Unfortunately, I only got so far walking around so I didn’t
3/ see anything. At night we went to the candlelight vigil that occurs every Monday at the Clint Concentration camp. Contrary to how it’s framed on national news, this camp isn’t on the outskirts of El Paso. It’s 20 minutes from the lower valley in EP, which is where I grew up.
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Why at 4:30a am I in a Lyft to BWI airport, fleeing the Baltimore humidity on #July4 for the greater heat of El Paso?

Full statement is attached. Basically, #CitizenPresence is the reason. Making sure moral outrages of the camps are before our consciousness. Follow my day here.
If they make a movie Davening [praying] in Airports I'll be in line. White privilege: no one looks at me. Today is #July4& also #RoshChodesh, the start of a new month.

I say Hallel, the collection of Psalms celebrating special days. "You freed my bonds." "I called from depths."
And a specially long psalm to end the prayers of the day, mentioning the blessing of food. "Bread satisfies people's hearts." Wine, oil and bread. The basics migrants look for. What our cruel government denies them in the camps.

New month, new possibilities for change, Exoduses.
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