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When I came out to my dad 20 years ago, he told me the idea of two men being intimate disgusted him.

Here's what happened next. #FathersDay 🧵 👇
By 18, our relationship was...strained. As a kid, I preferred Baby-Sitters Club books to basketball. I was (and still am) a sensitive person—a stray comment could swerve into screaming, sobbing, and the silent treatment.
My dad had a walk-it-off mentality when it came to my problems. Bullying? Insecurities? Suck it up and stop crying—sympathy is for the weak. (Typical Dad stuff.)
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#USCISMadeMeQuit my professional identity, crippled my finances, burdened me with anxiety & depression - all this during a pandemic while I was in bereavement, and excelling at work was my major source of healing #H4EADdelays are so much more than job losses (1/5)
Employer-backed expedite requests through Congress denied twice over 9 months; with no end in sight to resolving #H4EADdelays, my former position will be filled this week. I am struggling to find any strength remaining to start over AGAIN (2/5)
10yrs ago I started serving as a local community volunteer. When #H4EAD came along (thanks to @BarackObama ) I proved myself from the ground up in non-profits that served the interests of this country. I did my part wholeheartedly while enduring the unfair #GCbacklog (3/5)
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June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth - a look👇at how the foreign-born population of the US ebbed after the Immigration Act of 1924 and went back up after the Immigration Nationality Act of 1965.
We often talk (correctly) about the story of America as a story of race, but the last now coming on six decades also have been one about the story of immigration - which sometimes overlaps with the story of race narrative but other times exists along side it. 2/
And really both stories need to be told - and grappled with - because both impact who we are as a country today, culturally, politically, even racially and ethnically - you name it. 3/
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Statement from #IStandWithImmigrants Initiative on this year's #ImmigrantHeritageMonth: "In this moment, we are utilizing our voices to stand with, and listen to, Black organizers – those with U.S. Citizenship, legal immigration status, and those without." 1/3
"We stand with them in fighting for accountability from law enforcement and the criminal justice systems that have failed on so many fronts, and which consistently target rather than protect Black people." 2/3
“The I Stand With Immigrants Initiative celebrates #ImmigrantHeritageMonth (IHM) in June by telling the stories of immigrants from across the world, whose lives have contributed to our country and communities" 3/3…
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Reports that ICE is still in our jails is untrue. Our “release and compliance” desk manned by custody assistants is not proof that we are working for ICE. ICE detainees go through one desk for uniformity and accuracy. #SheriffV #OpenHouse ImageImage
Custody assistants working the RCD screen detainers to make sure we are in compliance with #SB54 . This also protects the rights of all inmates. #SheriffV #openhouse #immigration
ICE agents no longer have an office at our jailed & are prohibited from stepping foot in #LACounty jails. The 47% decrease in transfers to ICE is proof. #SheriffV #OpenHouse #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
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...#Positivity is in each & everyone of us. Let it flow more often, makes a better day. #SirLRO
...#Positivity ~none said it was easy, all you have to do is one step at a time. I know you can, keep going. #SirLRO
~ #Positivity there is no need for deprecating others with words, when it calls for~there is a need for compassion, it’s in you, #SirLRO
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29% of immigrants have a college degree, similar to American-born counterparts at 30%.
48% of #immigrants who have entered the U.S. after 2010 have a degree.
#DACA #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
#Resist @GOP @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
#Immigrants make up 5% of the U.S. prison population while representing only 7% of the total U.S. population.
Contrary to @FoxNews @WhiteHouse #AlternativeFacts & #FakeNews, immigrants are NOT more likely to commit a crime than the native-born population.
#Resist @Trump
#Immigrants participate in the U.S. labor force at a higher (slightly) rate than native-born Americans & earn consistently less than native-born workers. 25M+ immigrants are workforce members.
#Resist @GOP @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
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