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Trial today began with video of the interrogation of the two men arrested with Dr. Warren, Jose and Kristian, detained until they testified, then deported. We acknowledge that these stories are not ours to tell, but we also don’t want their experiences to be erased.
Jose and Kristian are from Honduras and El Salvador, respectively. Like so many people who attempt this journey, they had traveled for months by the time they scaled the wall and entered the Arizona desert. #noalmuro #noborderwall
They described dropping their food and water after seeing @CBP in the desert near Ajo, but continued on through the cold, without any supplies. Jose explained how he navigated north - “Q: you know how to guide yourself by the starlight? A: By the stars, yes.”
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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If you’ve never actually lived on the border, spent more than a day for a photo opp, or just cruised down “the line”, maybe have a seat when talking about our lives along the border. I grew up in a border town since I was 5, here’s what it’s like...
My Dad worked out in the desert where maquiladoras for both the U.S. & Mexico were. He gave out sweaters, socks and would call my Mom to bring burritos to the men he’d meet; lost and disoriented. One man we met had come from Honduras...
The man asked my Dad if behind those mountains was Houston, TX. A smuggler had told over a dozen men that Douglas, AZ, was Texas. This was late 1980’s. Not much has changed. Families are coming for a better life to a place they’re not wanted...
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Let’s have some truth bombs before tonight’s address:

#NoWall Fact 1:
Illegal border crossings are way down

In the early 2000’s, 1.3-1.6 million people were apprehended crossing the border.

2018? <400,000…

#NoWall Fact 2:
Undocumented Immigrants are not causing a crime wave at the border, in fact the southern border counties are among the safest in the country!

#NoWall Fact 3:
The majority of undocumented immigrants DO NOT sneak across the border, they are people who came to the US legally and overstayed their visa. A wall does NOTHING to address this.

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The Cavazos family holds 27 acres of property in Mission, TX, sitting a breath away from the Rio Grande. On November 5, 2018 a condemnation action was issued for the taking of the property for the border wall.
Of the 40+ heirs who each share a stake in the property, 36 were notified of the declaration, of which only 3 were consulted with in person. Less than 2 weeks after notice of a condemnation action, a motion for immediate possession was issued for a speedy taking of the land.
The government offered to pay the price of less than $2.50 per heir — before the family had even found legal representation to consider the initial compensation. The government clearly had no intention of respecting these property owners. #NoBorderWall
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