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1/In the midst this pandemic our Friends in detention live in more fear than those of us sheltering in our homes. Because of your donations, we were able to bond out our Friend yesterday.

2/His words, after being freed from immigration detention

"I would like to share that being in jail and now being free for me was an experience. I learned to value my family more and more. I learned to love my family more and more. I have no words to explain how content I feel."
3/ "I just have to give thanks to the Most High and to New Sanctuary Coalition, thank you to Ambien and to @JaniceGinger1 & to all the members of New Sanctuary Coalition for giving me strength to continue fighting." #FreeThemAll
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a 2 year old girl was brutally raped in a transient trailer full of immigrants and refugees in immokalee, fl, in October. her so-called father is in jail, but the rapist has not been identified. (h/t @g_easton819)

"a couple of Mexicans at home depot" amirite @redsteeze?

the little girl's mother is in Guatemala. the "father" is in jail for neglect. he brought their toddler daughter with him to the U.S. so he wouldn't get deported. they shacked up with tomato pickers in immokalee, usually with Mam-speaking Mayan Guatemalans.

(Wendy's still hasn't caved to the immokalee commie migrants trying to shake them down like they did with BK, McDs, Publix, etc.)
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Have you heard about Archy Lee, a former California slave who was kidnapped, re-enslaved, and fought for his freedom all the way to federal court? Learn more at #GoldChainsCA #1619
@CharlesMBlow @samsanders @iJesseWilliams @Kaepernick7 @DaveedDiggs @michaelb4jordan @VanJones68 @repjohnlewis @TheRevAl @CapehartJ Have you heard of Biddy Mason, a former slave who won her freedom, and became one of the richest people in Los Angeles, renowned for her philanthropy? Learn more about her story at #GoldChainsCA
@CharlesMBlow @samsanders @iJesseWilliams @Kaepernick7 @DaveedDiggs @michaelb4jordan @VanJones68 @repjohnlewis @TheRevAl @CapehartJ @RepMaxineWaters @MsPackyetti @MichelleObama @AlfreWoodard @Goapele @ava @OsopePatrisse @ctylernews @GayleKing Did you know that California had its own Fugitive Slave Law? Three formerly enslaved black men, who built a lucrative mining business, were stripped of their freedom and deported back to Mississippi. Learn more at #GoldChainsCA #1619
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THREAD: Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the US gov is legally responsible for the #MentalHealth trauma that Trump’s #FamilySeparation policy inflicted on thousands of migrant families at the US/Mexico border.… (1/9)
This groundbreaking ruling recognizes that the Trump Admin knowingly put families in danger & is obligated to provide a solution. #MentalHealth svcs are a step on the path to healing for kids & parents who were torn apart simply for seeking safety. #FamiliesBelongTogether (2/9)
It’s also critical that we don’t forget the millions of children--the vast majority of whom are US citizens--who are increasingly vulnerable to or have already been separated from their parents due to ICE enforcement in our own communities. #FamiliesBelongTogether #NoRaids (3/9)
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#Throwback to @childrightsprof & @juliemlinton's interview on @cnn with @donlemoncnn last month, where the conditions & impacts of migrant child detention were discussed. (thread)
Children being "put on buses in the middle of the night and being driven across state lines, to locations that were hours and hours away from where their parents were, having siblings dropped off at other locations...being just terrified"
"this administration is breaking the black letter law. The TVPRA clearly requires that children be placed in the least restrictive environment possible, in the child's best interest, and there is no question that [these facilities] are not in the children's best interest..."
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We're at the endgame on reuniting Byron with his father - thank you Judge Sabrow. Now we're raising funds to fly David to the Land of the Brave and help him and Byron relocate to their new life in the SF bay area.

Please help us reunite a refugee family.…
Sweet, sweet victory against the Machine - defeated by the rage of a separated 8 year old refugee child.
Byron slayed the government in federal court and won his freedom the old fashioned way - by fighting back.…
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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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#BreakingNews #Ireland #FamilyLaw #SecretCourt #OpenCourt #October1st #FourCourts #Dublin #Tusla #Barrister calls the people in the #courtroom CRAZY 🇮🇪🤔🇮🇪 #AngelaRay V #Tusla #ChildAbuse
🇮🇪🧐🇮🇪 #WeThePeople ARE NOT CRAZY WE ARE #Parents been subject to "Legal Abuse Syndrome"
Learn more here and add any information or stories of #Tusla #corruption and #childabuse to Angelas video with the #AngelaRay hashtag and any other hashtags of choice and don't forget to like and #RT to help someone else fighting these animals #TuslaNFFP
#TruthBeTold It's true you know
#AngelaRay V #Tusla

🇮🇪🤔🇮🇪 @angelar05702940 will you post the video from a few days ago of you approaching your one #Ryan in the #Carlow #Tusla office when the evil witch turned her back like satans 👿 favourite #child 👇
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Just now in Morton, Mississippi: PH Foods callously fired 100+ workers less than a week after the raids, adding yet another brutal attack on the Latinx community. 1/
But our community is resilient and we will not stand for these attacks on our families. 2/
The community is organizing. We will not give into the sadistic attempt by the Trump administration to strike fear into our hearts. 3/
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So what's with the depressing pictures?
Welcome, yeah, it's a thing. I'm painting a new quote from a person detained at the border each day until this nightmare ends. Come join me. What can you do if you agree this sucks? (From easiest to hardest):
1. Follow me and share them. None of this matters if it doesn't help people get informed and stay focused. The more places this shows up on the internet the better. They're counting on us losing focus. Don't lose focus.
2. Call the white house, your reps, write to them, drive them crazy so it's clear that we have not forgotten, and they won't be excused for their inaction. People are literally dying because this administration refuses to accept legal asylum seekers and release them to family
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Yesterday, ICE arrested nearly 700 immigrants in a series of worksite raids across MS. Agents say the operation was being planned for months. But clearly they didn’t follow their own guidelines and make “plans” to reduce harm to kids. #ICEraids (1/10)
During worksite raids w/ 25+ workers, ICE agents are expected to identify & consider for release people who: are sole caregivers of children; have serious medical conditions; are pregnant or nursing; or are caretakers of disabled or seriously ill relatives. #ICEraids (2/10)
ICE is also expected to coordinate w/ state or local social service agencies to help identify people who qualify for humanitarian release. At minimum, ICE is supposed to notify the heads of state social service agencies that a worksite action is imminent. #ICEraids (3/10)
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This is about to be a thread to educate a CEO about Border Patrol and why people want to #CloseTheCamps and why workers are saying #WeWontBeComplicit.
I'm GRATEFUL to the @ogilvy employees who, like the #WayfairWalkout, don't want to be part of what's happening at the border. The hashtag #dontlookaway is aimed at all of us. #NoTechForICE could also be #NoPRforTheCamps
After 3 weeks of press coverage detailing how @ogilvy recruits for the border patrol agency running the camps, @jseifert79, the CEO, told workers raising concerns that "I don’t have enough information to indict this [organization]."…
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Get a load of this!

Dear Colleague on Resolution Responding to President Trump’s Xenophobic Statements

@drawandstrike @catesduane @rising_serpent @almostjingo @tracybeanz @TheChiIIum @Quodverum_ @CarrollQuigley1

#JustTheRealNews #TheMighty200…
Dear Democratic Colleague,

On Sunday, it was a sign to us that the Catholic Gospel reading was that of the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat them with mercy.
Trump’s ICE raids this weekend are the opposite of mercy.  We have been monitoring these raids closely insisting that #FamiliesBelongTogether and that everyone #KnowYourRights.
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Well, holla at ya girl in the southern district of NY!

We are here

No hate.


Immigrants are welcome here.
no caption needed
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“We’re on Capitol Hill for a hearing hosted by the @OversightDems on the inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border.” #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RepRaskin: "We know that six children have lost their lives while in detention at the border."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RepRaskin: "They have been treated, not as refugees... but as criminals." #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
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I believe the kids and I am horrified. Stephen Miller must be fired for his immigration abuses. #DontLookAway…
Kids unable to sleep, or lay down because no room, overcrowding. No showers. No toothpaste. Concrete floor with no mats because the kids complained about chlorine-tasting water. A 15 yr young woman old groped by border guard, sexually assaulted in front of others. This MUST STOP.
Just a note of gratitude to @jacobsoboroff and @JuliaEAinsley for their intrepid reporting of infinite horrors committed by our government against refugee KIDS. #DontLookAway #FamiliesBelongTogether #ReuniteTheFamilies
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Earlier today I was arrested with 17 other Jews and allies in the Cannon congressional building in Washington, DC, as part of a #NeverAgainIsNow protest against the US government's detention and abuse of immigrants in American-run concentration camps around the country.
As an American Jew, I grew up hearing NEVER AGAIN. Never again can we allow the horrors of the Holocaust. Never again to death camps and forced labor. Never again to ripping children from their parents. Never again to weaponizing abuse, indignity, and dehumanization.
As an American Jew, I also grew up hearing where the world fell short; where humanity failed to live up to that rallying cry of NEVER AGAIN: Cambodia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Darfur. I learned that NEVER AGAIN is both a call to action and a reminder of the cost of inaction.
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If you're reading this, I have just been arrested with 17 other Jews and allies outside of the ICE Detention Facility in Boston, protesting the US government's detention and dehumanizing abuse of immigrants in concentration camps at the border and around the country.
Growing up Jewish, I heard the message over and over from my elders: NEVER AGAIN. Honestly, I heard it so often, I got a little impatient, as kids sometimes do. I thought: I get it, I get it, you don't have to keep saying it. Obviously the Holocaust should never happen again.
Surely everyone understands this now.

I am heartbroken to have grown to understand what they already knew. We are now a country locking children in cages, forcing grown women to drink from toilets, forcing men to live in cells so cramped they can't lie down to sleep.
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We are sent to Congress to lead, to legislate and to carry the stories and struggles of those we serve. More on why, with a heavy heart but clear eyes, I voted no last night → | #MA7 #CloseTheCamps
We should not be criminalizing and vilifying migrant families, especially children and our most vulnerable. #DefundHate #CloseTheCamps…
As the #ATeam mobilizes in #Boston in the name of transit #equity & #affordability, I'm in #ElPaso with the @HispanicCaucus & @HouseDemocrats meeting w/ activists & advocates ahead of touring @CBP facilitates and fighting for the humanity of our immigrant neighbors.
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Pay their bail.

This can help reunite parents and children. #FamiliesBelongTogether

Read the whole article for info and orgs that can help you do that.…

Yes, cash bail is horrible and immoral and needs to be abolished in the criminal justice system as well as the immigration system.…
Yes, it is a sign of the absolute depravity of our country that we need the community to donate money in order to free people who are unjustly incarcerated in concentration camps.

Yes, we need to get everyone out of these camps.
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The youngest child separated from his ASYLUM-SEEKING family, was 4 mos old, #Constantine

He was placed in foster care w/Bethany Christian Services in MI. They get $700+/child/night. They're associated w/ @BetsyDeVosED - of course

Bethany Christian Services - separated children are funneled to them, ensuring an influx of Govt funds. They're assoc w/ @BetsyDeVosED

Look what even THEY say about trauma - which THEY can then charge more for 🤬🤮


This isn't who we are 😭 🤬
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The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act was originally introduced in 2018, but HR 2415 is back in 2019, via @RepJayapal, @RepAdamSmith & in the Senate, @SenBooker has introduced S 1243.

Let's run down the particulars of the House bill!

#FamilySeparation #FamiliesBelongTogether
@RepJayapal @RepAdamSmith @SenBooker Text of the House Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act itself, HR 2415.

"To provide standards for facilities at which aliens in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security are detained, and for other purposes."

(sorry for the delay--some BP issues)…
@RepJayapal @RepAdamSmith @SenBooker HR 2415 has 8 sections, but 2 are basically "this is the bill's name" and "yep, that was the bill," so we'll look at the other 6.

Sec2 says DHS detention facilities need to adopt standards within a year of the bill's passage, no less strict than the ABA set forth in 2012.

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