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On November 10, 2018, Spanish-speaking immigration attorney attorney Nancy Arevalo traveled to Mexico, with support from the #L4GG Foundation, to provide legal help to people in the migrant caravan

This is her experience
I arrived at midnight on Saturday the 10th and met the other three U.S. immigration attorney volunteers whom I was going to work with for the weekend - Rebecca, Charlene, and Graham. That was the entire legal team for those days, for over 5,000 people in the caravan.
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All the cool kid writers did it, so I will, too. Articles I published in 2018, a thread.

Let's start with Purim--Trump as Achashverosh, all of us as Esther, DACA at stake:…
Five Myths About Passover Including The One About The Last Supper We Were Talking About Last Week:…
Why are Jews so Pro-Choice? Spoiler: It's not just cultural. It's how we read text and our obligations to preserve life.…
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This is Byron. He was separated as a result of the zero tolerance policy and has remained in detention for 7 months. He deserves a warm, loving home in which to await his case but isn't allowed. Here is our family's story: @RAICESTEXAS
We have been trying to keep things quiet while we go through this process because it is deeply personal and confusing to navigate, But our ultimate goal was to get Byron out of detention and into our home by Xmas. We have a power of attorney from his parents to care for him.
Byron is a sweet 9-year-old boy who walked over 1,600 miles from Guatemala to escape the violence and direct threats from gangs in his town. Last year, his dad was attacked by these gangs and left for dead.
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Today we launched a new groundbreaking report at @FWDus on the vast reach of just how much of the US population has been impacted by incarceration. Thread below on some of the findings, but click around at this website too: #1in2 #FamiliesBelongTogether
Despite recent limited declines, our jail and prison populations are four times larger than in 1980. Learn more about the impact of America's incarceration crisis on our families. #1in2 #FamiliesBelongTogether
The US continues to incarcerate more people than any other country in the world. Learn more about the impact of America's incarceration crisis on our families. #1in2 #FamiliesBelongTogether
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So all of us in the #resistance are giving ourselves a big pat on the back for the #BlueWave. After all, we took 40 seats and soon @TeamPelosi will be House Speaker

Great job! We think. After two long years we can finally take it easy.


Yes, it was wonderful to see those Democratic candidates win. And nice to see our effort rewarded.

With control of the House, we now have a Constitutional check on the president PLUS we control more governorships and state legislatures

But there’s still a TON of work to do.
As the past few days have shown, we still have a corrupt president: compromised by Russia, beholden to Saudi Arabia, unwilling to acknowledge basic facts about climate change and seemingly unconcerned about the sanctity of human life.

#TrumpTowerMoscow #Khashoggi
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Never. Again. Is. Now.

USA 2018 🐭👀😡😩😟😲🤬😭🥺😖😱👇#NoTrumpNaziCamps

@make5calls @resistbot Your Reps To Stop Nazification Policies Against Undocumented People & Asylum Seekers.

#NoBanNoWallsNoRaids #FamiliesBelongTogether
Use @IndivisibleTeam Strategies To Contact Your Reps To Demand A Stop To #TrumpNaziCamps #TrumpChildAbuse…
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Lot of people to follow to best understand the caravan - I encourage folks to follow journalists, people who work on asylum/refugee issues, immigration lawyers & advocates w/ caravan. Admin is actually the easiest to analyze/telegraph. Where we head from here is another story.
I’d make a list but I have to go somewhere right now I can work on one later. Point being is there’s no one place to get all the info on this stuff.
Also I’d follow folks in both languages - the Spanish language reporters have been with the caravan longer and provide more context to the policy/politics of the other countries not just what Trump tweets, which drives a lot of English coverage & prioritization.
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This is what inflated government and governmental overreach leads to.

They’re stealing children and people are profiting off of it. It’s real. The United States has been overrun by truly evil systematic corruption.
Imagine this being you. Your children ripped from your arms and placed in the hands of cruel, abusive people profiting off your pain.


#Cabal #QAnon #Corruption
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.
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Welcome to our weekly Wednesday party for #PA01 @RepBrianFitz Tonight we're celebrating #FrighteningFitzpatrick
#PA01 @RepBrianFitz constantly berates candidates to release their Tax Returns yet he voted all these times AGAINST releasing Trump's Tax Returns. Oh and also he hasn't released his own Tax Returns!
Frightening Republican @RepBrianFitz #PA01 voted all these times AGAINST addressing the Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration - With Trump, his hotels and his children in Trump Administration.
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Some updates on the devastating human consequences of interior enforcement this week - thread to follow: #FamiliesBelongTogether

Taxi driver & sole bread winner for his family 53-Year Old Abdoulie Sowe Detained in RaleighAfter A Routine ICE Check-In 1/…
Mikel Pukri, a NJ Dreamer Who Has Been in The U.S. Since He Was 3, Was Deported to Albania Just Months After His Parents Were Deported

#FamiliesBelongTogether 2/…
VA Mother Seeking Asylum, Abbie Arevalo-Herrera, Faces Deportation After ICE Failed to Provide Her With The Proper Court Hearing Information #FamiliesBelongTogether…
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I spent the last month+ doing a deep dive for @CAPimmigration on the proposed rule that would dissolve the Flores settlement / allow the Trump admin to indefinitely detain kids in immigration jails.

Tl;dr it will be VERY costly to the Govt…

The goal of this rule is to ensure that the Trump admin has the ability to lock up children and families seeking asylum for as long as they want.

If it goes into effect, the admin will have unchecked authority to ramp up family incarceration.

DHS/HHS claim they can't estimate the potential costs from indefinitely detaining kids but the math just isn't that hard to do:

At the lowest end the Flores rule will cost $2 BILLION over a decade.

At the highest end it will cost $12.9 BILLION over a decade
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(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."

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Update on #FamilySeparation - more questions than answers, really really important. Yesterday @amnesty put out this report. Please read thread below to get informed 1/ #FamiliesBelongTogether:…
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/
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Trump: Day 628
-Pens USA Today Op-Ed Filled w/Lies
-FBI Confirms WH Limited Kav Probe
-Taking Steps 2 Replace AG Sessions
-Seeks 2 Stifle White House Protests
-Promotes 'Junk Insurance' Offering
-DOW Plummets Another 831 Points
-Holds Campaign Rally in Erie, PA
Day 733 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 584 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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It’s official. Trump has published his radical #publiccharge rule in the federal register.

Now it’s up to to us to generate thousands and thousands of comments to #protectfamilies

Thread ⬇️
.@amprog statement…
The public charge rule is nothing more than an elitist and discriminatory wealth test that will hurt people regardless of their immigration status.
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.
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Holy shit. This is horrifying and needs national amplification immediately.…
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.
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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
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I know in the #Kavanaugh news, this will get lost, but the Senate Homeland Security & Gvtl Affairs Cmte is holding a full committee hearing on family detention *right now.*

I'll be tweeting throughout, and you can watch the hearing here:…
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
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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.…
ICE was designed to keep us safe from terrorists—for instance, the terrorists who took over the planes on 9/11 were living undetected in the U.S. for over a year.

Pls read this thoroughly before commenting. The Trump administration has corrupted this agency to do horrific acts.
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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
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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
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