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UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government

♦️Project Corazon♦️

More reports from Dilley, Texas

Courtesy of L4GG member Pam Woldow and her husband Doug Richardson

Please support Protect Corazon by texting CORAZON to 91999…

We first thought Dilley isn’t inherently evil-just a large, emotionless machine running on bureaucratic inertia. Now we learn that for some, that’s not true. For them, Dilley is a torture chamber, built to cause the most extraordinary pain and exert devastating control over women
We have yet to see a single drug dealer, gang member or vandal bent on a life of crime in the US. That’s what they’ve risked their lives to escape, not what they intended to bring to America. And yet we expend enormous resources to keep these victims from victimizing us.
About 40 women are frozen at Dilley, trapped for three months, with no end in sight. When they arrived their children were taken. And when these distraught women were shoved through the asylum process, the only subject they could talk about was, where were their children?
Over and again, these women asked the presiding Asylum Officer,

“Where is my child?”
“When will he or she be back with me?”
“Is my child safe?”

They shook with fear, they wept, and they got no answers from the officer.
When asked to explain why they feared persecution in their countries, they stumbled and stuttered, thinking not of themselves but only of their fears that they had lost their children. Officers deemed they failed to establish their cases, and they were scheduled to be deported.
Let’s be clear: the separation of these mothers from their children was a government orchestrated, sadistically cruel, intentional exercise. The government took away their oxygen and then asked them to breathe, knowing they would fail.
These 40 women now have been reunited with their children-and unless advocacy on their behalf somehow turns the tide and reverses their negative CFI outcome through a lengthy process of appeals, they and their children are all destined for deportation.

These mothers are broken
As you walk out the door at Dilley, toward your shiny rented car and a nice, hot shower in your motel, you shiver with horror. Your eyes well up uncontrollably. Psychologists call this secondary trauma. We call it grief without relief, grief so deep it wells up and speaks to you.
Our thoughts drift to the classic elegiac poem by W.H. Auden:Stop all the clocks. Cut off the telephone…
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one.
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun.
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
Thank you, @pwoldow, for traveling down to Texas and volunteering. You continue to make a difference, every day

Please support♦️Protect Corazon ♦️by texting CORAZON to 91999

And remember, never give up, never give in, always #resist

#GeeksResist #LawyersResist #L4GG
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