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Up until three weeks ago I was a #border/ #immigration reporter working in #ElPaso. Let me tell you why President Trump’s visit to the #Borderland is so problematic. Follow this thread for more.
Honestly, @DrToddACurry put it best. #ElPaso has been the President’s “petri dish” for #immigration policies. Let’s take a look shall we?
Starting Sept.2017 @LasAmericasIAC starts reporting parent/children separation, despite legal documents showing relation. There was little I, as a journalist, could do when both parent & child were out of reach for interview & @ICEgov wasn’t talking.…
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As Americans headed to the polls yesterday - migrants waited in line outside this tent to get info about applying for #asylum in the US - most of the migrants in Mexico City initially set out from Central Am. To get to the US and still intend to do so #MigrantCaravan
Inside the tent, I met Anna Joseph, w/ the Institute 4 Women Migration. She says most migrants aren’t aware of the difficulties that lie ahead when applying for the asylum in the US or how the #Trump Admin has politicized their caravan of migrants seeking a better future
During presentations like this one, Ana shows photos of #Tornillo and soldiers at the border. Why? B/c she says they don’t believe the US is putting migrant kids in camps and soldiers at the border solely b/c of their caravan - they these are rumors. So they show photos...
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Headed into #Tornillo Detention Facility for children where the govt is expanding to accommodate the influx of kids. The tent city was originally only supposed to hold 450 children, now approx 1500 are there and they can now hold 3800 @NBCLatino
A sample schedule for the children inside #Tornillo - as of today, the govt says there are “1500 unaccompanied alien children” at this tent city - ages 13-17 years old. On average, the kids spend about 25 days here until they can be released to a suitable sponsor
House Rules posted for the children to abide by in #Tornillo - children inside we spoke to had been there from 15-30+ days w/out any idea of when they’ll get out. The girls tent holds over 300 girls - the incident commander called it a “house party,” said it was like “camp”
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1/ Thread: Here’s everything we know about immigrant children being separated from their families. #ZeroTolerance #separatingchildren #ImmigrantChildren
2/ About 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border, but the actual number is likely higher.
3/ This comes after the Trump administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy. That means all adults crossing the border illegally will be prosecuted. Since children can't be sent to federal jail, kids who are detained are being separated from parents.
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