Adoption subsidies. Incentive for people to adopt and foster children that they have no love for. I’m sure there are exceptions to this, but it’s insane. Evil people take advantage of systems set up like this.
(1/3) POWERFUL, ELOQUENT words from @SteveSchmidtSES, speaking to @NicolleDWallace and @Rosie about migrant families: "These are vulnerable people. Fleeing some of the most violent, ravaged places on earth. And why do they walk for 2,000 miles? Because of the power of an idea..."
(2/3) "That idea is this place, America, a place where people are free and they are safe. And the idea that when a mother, through suffering, through abuse, through risk, and sometimes death, when they reach the border and they see a uniform with an American flag..."
(3/3) "...and they are no longer safe. But that baby is ripped away and put into an internment camp, this is a moral outrage that hearkens to the worst excesses in the history of the country."
Basically what this report tells us is that Amnesty got some numbers from Border Patrol that state that in the heightened period of family separation/zero tolerance 6 THOUSAND family units were separated. Why this # is significant & scary follow below #FamiliesBelongTogether 2/
As we all know - the ONLY PRESSURED REUNIFICATIONS that have happened since zero-tolerance have been driven by the @ACLU's lawsuit against the government, but the "class" (as in the individuals eligible for relief from that lawsuit pressure) is limited to parents. 3/
As @inclusionist has detailed, DHS acknowledges IN THE 400+ PAGE PROPOSED RULE that its policy would increase poverty and housing insecurity, reduce educational attainment, and have negative effects on businesses and charities.
ICWA was enacted in 1978 in response to the government sanctioned stealing of Native America children from their tribes & families by CPS & private adoption agencies, who put them in white American families in efforts to eradicate Native culture.
“Kill the Indian, save the man” was the often quoted philosophy. By “killing” a child’s “uncivilized” Native culture, white America could mold them into “better” people.
Trump: Day 612
-204th Day at a Trump Property
-Declares That He's an "Honest Guy"
-Will Meet with Rosenstein Thursday
-Sz Kav Accusations 'Totally Political'
-Avenatti Teases New Kav Accuser
-128 Kavanaugh Protestors Arrested
-China Imposes Massive New Tariffs
Day 717 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 569 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
There's a long line outside & many fierce advocates reminding the witnesses and senators that there are still HUNDREDS of children -- who were ripped from their parents arms at the border under Trump's family separation policy -- who still haven't been reunited with their parents
These children include a 2 year old who is in government custody who is deteriorating quickly and indications that the child can no longer recognize the mother's voice. #FamiliesBelongTogether
Immigration & Customs Enforcement—more commonly known as ICE, is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S. tasked to enforce the immigration laws of the United States & to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of foreign nationals residing in the U.S.
ℹ️ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). It is an agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security and was established in 2003 following the 9/11 tragedy.
Scanning through Flores reg - will highlight pieces in this thread below. PG 2: "Most prominently, the rule would create an alternative to the existing licensed program requirement for family residential centers, so that ICE may use appropriate facilities to detain family units"
This part is basically them arguing that they need a licensing workaround to be able to build more jails that house moms and kids. You know, like the ones where that 3 year old recently died after leaving the conditions there. #FamiliesBelongTogether
Just highlighting this "her" here, as a reminder that our DHS Sec is @SecNielsen and she is seeking to build more prisons for kids and still hasn't been held accountable for ripping children from their parents in the first place. #FamiliesBelongTogether
1/ Just spent a week working pro bono with CARA at DETENTION center in #Dilley Texas (oddly renamed "residential" center) to prepare the #SUPERWOMEN being held there prepare for their credible fear interviews. They told me ghastly stories of persecution suffered in lawless
2/ countries at the hands of gangs who terrorize and extort them, then beat, rape and threaten to kill them and their children if they dare go to the police or say "enough," AND/OR countries with such weak laws, corrupt police, and/or corrupt government officials that are
3/ effectively lawless when it comes to protecting women from violent husbands who treat them like property by repeatedly raping them, telling them they are worthless SIMPLY because they are WOMEN, restricting their freedom to work, express political views, attend church, see
This is why I’ve joined @MomsDemand. my daughter came home from school today anxious about “the lockup drill” because her classroom doesn’t have a closet. A closet for her to hide in in the event of a shooter. She’s 7. She’s fucking 7.
Fortunately I live in DC and we have some of the strictest gun-control laws in the US. But we’re right next to VA and MD and their lax gun laws/loopholes carry consequences here. PLEASE VOTE for #gunsense come November, your neighbors and schools need you to
Trump: Day 582
-150th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-193rd Day at a Trump Property
-John McCain Dies at Age of 81
-Doesn't Regret Mocking J. McCain
-Increases Attacks on Jeff Sessions
-Draws a Blue Stripe on U.S. Flag
-3 Executive Orders Struck Down
-528 Migrant Kids Remain Separated
Day 687 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 539 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
A week ago I was tired and frustrated cause I was focusing on the wrong things. I was resisting but also thinking about things like why xyz didn't follow me or why they didn't RT me or do I make an impact
I took time to reflect and refocus. Here is what I learnt. /1
It's not about me stupid
It's about the children pulled away from families, 528 of whom are still not reunited and it is unclear if/when they will be reunited. #FamiliesBelongTogether#chi
It's #WhatsAtStake for women's rights, LGBTQ rights, voter rights, Roe v Wade, ACA, health care for pre-existing conditions, Medicaid...
I'm listening to @kathrynajoyce's THE CHILD CATCHERS. (If you liked my thread on the Trump administration deliberately creating orphans at the border, you'll LOVE this well-researched, intense book about white evangelical adoptions.
Two shocking things I learned: 1. After the earthquake, MOC were pushing to relax adoption regulations to make it easier to take children out of Haiti - many weren't even orphans. Some Democrats wanted to tie the bill to DACA. The bill's sponsors revolted. Same as it ever was.
2. The US moored ships off Haiti's coast, not just to provide disaster relief, but to interdict any Haitians trying to flee to the US for refuge. So Congress is making it easier to take Haitian children while simultaneously deflecting their parents' efforts to reach safety.
........................................................... - each 1 of the dots in the above 3 tweets reps a child still going to sleep tonight separated from their parent. That's a lot of kids. #FamiliesBelongTogether /3