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#Resistance family: I pretty much dropped off of twitter for a couple weeks, dealing with personal shit and trying to check my rage and restlessness with the status quo. And, of course, everything is worse now, and in a couple more weeks, it will be even more worse. 1/
I'm tired. Of the fact that this Administration continues to defile our country with impunity. Tired of racists (becoming more emboldened by the day). Tired of cops getting away with (literally) murder. Tired of human beings being locked in cages like animals. 2/
I'm tired of the fact that brown Americans are made to feel as though they're not Americans (even those born here). It makes me tired that, as each day brings us closer to school starting, my stomach ties into knots, thinking about what could happen to my children there, 3/
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Lights for Liberty #50States #CloseTheCamps
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#NeverAgainIsNow

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In the "very red, very small" town of Anniston #Alabama

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Most of that time Obama was in charge! I wonder how many there are with Trump in charge.

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This is a press release by ICE! (I have archived it in case it disappears, but John Jacob Olivas was charged with rape.
Remember when Trump talked about how MS-13 beheaded people... well.. it turns out... the problem is MUCH MUCH closer to home!
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I have to rant...

First, let me state clearly that I am not for open borders. I am for civil, respectful and organized asylum and immigration processes.

That stated...
These are, without any doubt, criminal acts being done on daily by agencies, contractors and subcontractors of the US government, this administration and trump, that is now CONFIRMED by trump's very own Inspector GENERAL, from his very own Department of Homeland Security.
No one is lying about how bad this is.

This isn't doctors, lawyers, civil rights activists, democrats or anyone else lying about how inhumane, unliveable abusive and damaging these camps are.

It is inhumane and illegal...
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Here’s a new #FOIA doc obtained through @MuckRock about OIG’s El Paso Border Hold Stations Report: muckrock.com/foi/united-sta…

The things Border Patrol, Coast Guard, and DoD personnel told @DHSOIG investigators during spot visits are chilling.
Essentially, they admit the “humanitarian” problem with packing single adults into 80-degree hold rooms like sardines, but say if there’s not ICE detention or prosecution, the flows of migrants won’t decrease.

That means @DHSgov is using these conditions of confinement to deter
OIG also heard stories of BP agents moving up their retirement dates, seeking transfers to other agencies, having increased drinking, domestic violence, and financial problems because of the human toll seeing these atrocities is taking on front-line agents. #CloseTheCampsNow
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The crowd is building outside the Clint concentration camp waiting for @BetoORourke to arrive. #CloseTheCampsNow
The crowd is still growing. Across the street, one guy is waving a Trump flag in protest. #CloseTheCamps @BetoORourke
This is Emily from El Paso. She is 10 years old and came to protest outside Clint today because, “Children should not be in cages.” #CloseTheCampsNow
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"What can I do to help the children at the border?"

To all of you who've tagged/messaged/texted me over the past few days: I'm humbled by your vote of confidence. I'm just a practitioner/advocate, but happy to offer some concrete steps. #CloseTheCampsNOW

Some context first:
1. Stop pointing out that these cruel practices aren't new. The takeaway isn't Obama was bad or Trump is worse. It's that we're fighting an entrenched system that feeds on detention. Trump didn't build the machine; his administration hasn't shown much aptitude in using it.
2. Total deportation numbers are down from Obama's era. This is a combination of incompetence from this administration, and (take a bow, y'all) "The Resistance," less cooperation with ICE, more legal challenges, and people just showing up.
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I realize this was last week which means our brains can’t hold it but please ask your Members of Congress: What would it take for them to stop funding this machine?

4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility huffpost.com/entry/four-sev…
And I realize that it’s harder to visualize stuff when people write things instead of videotaping them but consider taking a second and seeing in your mind’s eye the two year-old girl whose eyes rolled into the back of her head in front of these lawyers.
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I know it’s hard, but try sitting for five seconds to feel the feelings of the parents and kids in these cages as they watched the lawyers leave, heard the doors slam shut, and then realized, maybe hours or days later, nobody’s coming to free them.

Imagine the sinking feeling.
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