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THREAD: Today, we're joining with @DeedsActionFund, @naraltx, @PPTXVotes, and @texrising to take a stand and oppose state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. in the March Democratic Primary.

It's time for #SucioLucio to retire.
#txlege #RGV
@DeedsActionFund @naraltx @PPTXVotes @texrising 2/ #SucioLucio has a well-known record of supporting discrimination against LGBTQ+ Texans, opposing women’s right to make their own reproductive health care decisions, and scheming to take money away from public schools. #txlege #RGV
3/ #SucioLucio was the only Democrat to support Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s transphobic “bathroom bill” and other legislation to justify discrimination against LGBTQ+ Texans. #txlege #RGV…
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For #DirtyImmigrationLawyers who've listened to the government's arguments in Flores, this oral argument is particularly satisfying:…

Ninth Circuit judges find themselves "mystified" at Ms. Fabian's explanation of the government's interpretation.
"You're really gonna stand up and tell us is that being able to sleep isn't a condition of safe and sanitary conditions." - Judge Berzon, on DOJ's appeal of decisions affecting CBP hold rooms in the #RGV
Also, a bit of news, as these things go, Ms. Fabian told the 9th circuit that while the notice & comment period on the Flores regulations has closed, she's not aware of when the final regs will be promulgated.
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In whirlwind created by AG Barr’s decision on asylum-applicant imprisonment, easy to miss report issued by DHS advisory group calling for 1) more detention beds for families and 2) lifting the 20-day cap on detaining kids…
Here’s the key summary language from the Homeland Security Advisory Council report
HSAC wants “to stem the recycling of children at the border.” Sometimes it’s helpful to stop and think about word choice.
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ALERT: You may hear reports that @CBPSouthTexas is releasing hundreds of immigrants & asylum seekers from detention in the Rio Grande Valley, including dozens of children. We are monitoring the situation. Follow along for more information as this situation develops #RGV
What we know: @CBPSouthTexas claims that their processing centers are full because ICE refuses to take any more transfers. Because of this they have no choice but to release hundreds of people to the bus station and humanitarian centers. We have reason to believe this is not true
In last year’s family separation crisis, @CBP and @DHSgov sent parents apprehended in South Texas all over the country because of alleged spacing issues. There is nothing to indicate that things are different now in terms of capacity.
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Nearly 20 months after federal agents arrested him on drug trafficking charges, former La Joya police Chief Geovani Hernandez will face a jury today… via @ProgressTimes #rgv
.@ICEgov agents arrested Hernandez on Aug 12, 2017, as part of "Operation Blue Shame."…
According to the criminal complaint against Hernandez, he accepted cash to protect cocaine shipments during an @ICEgov sting operation.
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Here at @InTheThickShow live taping in Mission with @efrencolivares @TzintzunCris @Maria_Hinojosa @julito77 about Texas’ changing political landscape 🗳 #RGV
@efrencolivares 84% of RGVers voted for Hillary, the political interests here in the RGV differ from many parts of Texas
@efrencolivares increasing racist and hateful rhetoric against black and brown youth motivates us to get politically involved, so there’s hope for change!
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Now that we have a #FakeTrumpEmergency on our hands, what do WE CITIZENS do to thwart #KingTrump? Do we March? Do we storm the Bastille? Do we bug out for Canada? For Mars?

--a compilation thread of stuff I've blathered hither & thither

So, first, what's likely to happen now that he's declared his #FakeTrumpEmergency, wrt to actions in Congress. Our immediate actions:




Here's @IndivisibleTeam's guide to what happened, exactly (including what's in the bill) & what you can do. Includes script to use when calling your Electeds. Which you should be doing NOW.

Text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

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Family Separation Hearing Thread⤵️
We’re here today in the first (!) oversight hearing regarding the Administration’s cruel, inhumane, and unlawful #FamilySeparation policy. Live-Tweets in the thread below. So far there is universal bipartisan agreement: #FamiliesBelongTogether
Today’s hearing is focused on how @HHSGov carried out its role to care for and ensure the safety of immigrant children. Neither DOJ nor DHS, who reportedly spawned the Administration’s #FamilySeparation policy, is represented here today.
Government Witnesses rise to be sworn in. This this the first time anyone in the federal government has testified in Congress under oath regarding #FamilySeparation
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(1/4) The @texasdemocrats revealed today in the @monitornews why they felt justified in pre-checking “YES” on #VoterRegistration mailers targeting the #RGV. The simple explanation: they are unaware of federal law & just don’t know any better.… @Berenice__G
@texasdemocrats @monitornews @Berenice__G (2/4) @texasdemocrats chair @HinojosaTX excuses his party’s actions by blaming @TexasGOP lawmakers for “hyper-technical laws to prevent people from registering to vote and to prevent people from voting,” adding that “There shouldn’t even be a [citizenship] box…”
@texasdemocrats @monitornews @Berenice__G @HinojosaTX @TexasGOP (3/4) @texasdemocrats chair @HinojosaTX is apparently unaware that Texas is only following federal law on the subject, the National Voter Registration Act in particular.
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