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The U.S. has the largest immigration incarceration system in the world. @splcenter & @Am4ImmJustice interviewed people detained in four South #Florida facilities and learned immigrant detention is just #PrisonByAnyOtherName.

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@Am4ImmJustice We examined #Krome Service Processing Center, #Broward Transitional Center, #GladesCounty Detention Center and #MonroeCounty Detention Center, touring the prisons, poring over public records and interviewing detained immigrants. #PrisonByAnyOtherName
Our investigation revealed lacking medical and mental health care, discrimination against people with disabilities and the unnecessary use of #solitaryconfinement as a form a punishment. #PrisonByAnyOtherName

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For years, veterans in #MonroeCounty have struggled w/ access to care. Former servicemembers living in the #FloridaKeys often have to travel over 100 miles to the Miami VA to have access to the full set of care they need. @VetAffairsDems (Thread)
@VetAffairsDems This was supposed to have been addressed when the #VAChoiceProgram was established in 2014, and access to care in rural areas was supposed to be improved when Congress passed the #VAMISSIONAct in 2018, with the creation of the Veterans Community Care Program.
Under the #MISSIONAct, any veteran living at least 40 miles away from a full-service VA is eligible to receive health care from community health providers that are in the approved Community Care network.
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