This is the first of them.
Portland Democratic @RepBlumenauer, describing his interactions with 123 men in Sheridan Federal Prison on June 16.
@RepJayapal, D-Seattle, on meeting 174 women, mostly asylum seekers, inside the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on June 9.
They represent roughly a third of the testimonies.
I am pausing this thread for now and will return to it some other time.
Rep. @Call_Me_Dutch, D-MD
Senior fellow at @MigrationPolicy Institute, Washington-based non-partisan think tank
Read this survivor's declaration. (p. 126 to 131) agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/uploadedfiles/…
Director of child welfare @FamiliesUSA, referring a study of 300, half under 12
@NYSOMH, associate commissioner for division on children and families
Executive Deputy Commissioner, @NYSOTDA
I will post declarations from the third and final document tomorrow.
I’ll just say, if you are fortunate enough to spend the holiday with family, friends, and/or loved ones, treasure that.
“And yet I swear this oath-
America will be!”
Langston Hughes m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/…
165 pages. agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/uploadedfiles/…
Contractor tied to @BetsyDeVosED
@BostonSchools, assistant superintendent from the office of English learners
@MinnesotaDHS, CCAP manager
@MinnesotaDHS, state medical director
@NJDCF will incur add'l costs and obligations as a result of the [US'] policy of separating asylum seeking immigrant families."
@NYSEDNews, director of education finance, building a record on what Trump's policy will cost schools
@ORDeptEd, government and legal affairs manager
Attorney with @YouthRightsJust, a Portland-based non-profit public defense law firm
@myRWU School of Law scholar
@VDOE_news, exec officer
@VTEducation, acting secretary
@waDSHS supervisor, on their group homes contracting with the federal gov't instead of state
Turning to other news for a moment. I'll return to and finish this thread later today.
@DCHealthCareFin, Director of Health Care Policy & Research Admin
That's 99 stories, from across the country.
With dozens of dots, these declarations comprise a chilling pointillist image.
Thank you for following this long thread, and thank you for caring.