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[Thread] We are increasingly concerned by the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants and refugees in the U.S., the camps in which they are concentrated and caged, and reports of people dying while in the custody of ICE. It’s time to take action.
Advocates report deeply disturbing conditions:

• People detained in outdoor cages,
• Children deprived of food,
• Babies denied medical care,
• Families held in military camps,
• Lawyers and observers denied entry

It’s up to us to stop this.
Worse: Amid countless stories of abuses in these camps, @KenKlippenstein learned that ICE recently stopped reporting deaths of detainees. We must speak out against this disturbing pattern of disregard for the lives of immigrants — and demand accountability
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A couple of things I want to point out about this morning's DHS raid on the #occupyicepdx camp that highlight the reasons protesting is important right now.
DHS' officers are not identified beyond their affiliation with DHS.
Despite @tedwheeler's and other PDX elected leaders' words, Portland police are assisting in this raid
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I’m at the Portland ICE office that’s been blocked with protesters. Here, faeces, signs and tape block the entrance.
Along the wall, protesters write in chalk the names of ICE staff on the wall. “These pigs are attacking our community.”
Many tents have been set up around the building.
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ICE detention occupation in Portland:
Monday night blockade (thread) #OccupyICEPDX

Last night border abolitionists in Portland occupied an ICE facility, preventing ICE agents from leaving the building to go home. Around 10pm an agent attempted to leave, driving a large van. /1
Around 40 people gathered to block the van from the street. Portland's facility does not hold detained migrants overnight. People are held temporarily in cells in Portland, and ICE vans transport them to the Tacoma WA detention center, where they may stay for a long time. /2
Hence, not many ICE agents in Portland, and the ones working here have large vans.

The agent stared at blockaders with little to no expression. The crowd shouted "Are you trying to go home? Do you want to go home to your FAMILY? How HORRIBLE to be SEPARATED from your family" /3
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For two days, residents in Portland have surrounded the local ICE detention center with a 24 hr encampment.

Tonight, without a fucking shred of irony, ICE agents complained those blocking their trucks were "keeping them apart from their families."

#SurroundICE
#OccupyICEPDX
Here is a map of every ICE detention center in the country. Don't let Portland stand alone.

#SurroundICE

freedomforimmigrants.org/detention-stat…
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