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Captain Janeway @CaptJaneway2017
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THREAD: Federal officials verbally, physically, & sexually abusing many (& then *losing* other) immigrant children

WHAT CAN WE DO?? Read on:

First, to get a complete and painful understanding of the WIDESPREAD ABUSE of these children, read this report based on thousands of government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It’s a HARD read. ☹…
Chris Hayes also put out an important summary of what’s happening with Federal agents systematically taking children away from parents at the border (even children as young as a year old).…
Be advised, many of the ugly reports took place before 2016. ICE has been a problem for at least the past 4 administrations. Separating children from family *as policy* however ARE BRAND NEW & ALL Trump. His admin sought to destroy records of ICE abuse…
…and THEN there’s Chief of Staff John Kelly’s “wutevs” explanation to NPR that children separated from parents “will be put in foster care or whatever.”

“Or whatever”? What the ENTIRE hell?!? How would ANYONE feel being told their child will be put “in foster care or whatever?”
❌This ISN’T really about immigration law.
❌This ISN’T about crime or gangs.
❎This IS about pushing an ugly, xenophobic agenda
❎This IS about using cruelty, abuse, and torture to convince *certain* people not to come here.

#WhereAreTheChildren #StopSeparatingFamilies
What can WE do to help??
🔴CALL YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. Do it NOW. This is NOT a partisan issue! Demand congressional hearings! Trump is using ICE like the Gestapo, and intentionally so. We all know that unchecked, Trump will continue to push on with his Hitler-like plans
🔴GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF IMMIGRANT LAW at the Informed Immigrant website, where you’ll find a list of legal support services (local to you) that may be able to use your help:…
🔴SUPPORT THE ACTBLUE CHARITIES INITIATIVE to support kids at the border. Funds they raise will be split among multiple charities. Read more here:…
🔴SUPPORT OTHER CHARITIES & ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO HELPING CHILDREN, like – The Young Center for Immigrant and Children’s Rights (celebrating their 15th year), – United We Dream (immigrant youth-led organization), and – KIND: Kids in Need of Defense
🔴CONSIDER DONATING TO THE ACLU, actively fighting these injustices in court 🔴Freaking VOTE!!! Put candidates in office who actively promote HUMAN RIGHTS 🔴WRITE ABOUT IT all over social media. Scream from the rafters! Make sure EVERYONE KNOWS!…
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