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With help from @leedsgarcia & @fwd, attorney @MarleeDeck flew our second #Nashville #EndFamilySeparation client to NYC tonight. Moments ago, she reclaimed her son, whom she hadn’t seen since May “no llore mama.” He said. Don’t cry, Mom. @AHouseElPaso They fky to BNA @ 130pm Fri
@AHouseElPaso, @MarleeDeck, @leedsgarcia and I demanded DHS #ReleaseRepresentReunify. Today. Not tomorrow. Today. And they did. Thanks again to @tnimmigrant @StephanieTeatro and @NCD_NashvilleTN for showing up and welcoming Yakelyn tonight. And to Barrett Johnston Martin&Garrison
TFW you never wanna let go.
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Release: Because for-profit or military imprisonment is unnecessary and illegal
Represent: Because represented children and families have a 96% court appearance rate and are 400% more likely to win their claims for relief
Reunify: Because we can do it faster than the government
@RAICESTEXAS @MigrantFreedom @TXCivilRights @ACLU @ProPublica @ThinkLawLab @abogadatejana @AlOtroLado_Org @aldea_pjc @immcouncil Are ready, willing, and able to put these families back together much more efficiently than the government ever could.
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Thread: How did we get here?
In 2015, I shook President Obama’s hand, thanked him for DACA, and asked him to reverse course & close the for-profit baby jails (also known as “family detention centers”) he opened in Dilley & Karnes City, Texas. What he said shook me to my core 1/
2/ Specifically, I told him, “It’s wrong. And it’s going to be a stain on your legacy.” He stopped moving on to the next person in the rope line and looked back at me. I’d gotten his attention. He turned back, looked at me and “Are you an immigration lawyer?” “Yes”
3/ Just days before, President Obama’s senior immigration policy advisor @cecmunoz had received a chilly welcome during her keynote address to the @AILANational annual conference attendees in National Harbor. She was greeted with silent protest & signs saying #EndFamilyDetention
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