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URGENT: PLEASE HELP SAVE A KID AT THE BORDER

I just got a message about a mother who was forced onto a bus north by CBP with one of her sons, while her other sick & dying son was left behind in a detention facility in Texas.

She hasn't seen or heard from him in eight days.
We need to get him out immediately, if he is not already dead.

His mother came north with this piece of paper in her hand, which she gave to a volunteer at a bus stop.

I have forwarded this to the lawyers at the border, but they can't get information on him from the facility.
I am begging any and all of you to please amplify this thread and save this kid's life. GET LOUD.

@JoyAnnReid @marianaatencio @jacobsoboroff @JuliaEAinsley @mirasorvino @Alyssa_Milano @HeatherMatarazz @MalcolmNance @sarahkendzior @olgaNYC1211 @ElieNYC
I am begging any and all of you to please amplify this thread and save this kid's life. GET LOUD.

@chrislhayes @AriMelber @AngryBlackLady @dianelyssa @MsLaToshaBrown @nicoleclee @Mimirocah1 @JoyceWhiteVance @BarbMcQuade @ZerlinaMaxwell @Lawrence @TiffanyDCross @MollyJongFast
He is 18 years old and the facility will not release information on his whereabouts or his status or his illness or his treatment.

WHERE ARE YOU @SpeakerPelosi, while this is happening?!?! Where are you @HouseDemocrats? KIDS ARE SICK AND DYING. WE ELECTED YOU TO STOP THIS.
I am begging any and all of you to please amplify this thread and save this kid's life. GET LOUD.

@peterdaou @leeladaou @PamKeithFL @cmclymer @FGossGraves @yashar @andylassner @soledadobrien @JulianCastro @BetoORourke @AshaRangappa_ @rgay @jojobickley @cindygallop @KatiePhang
I am begging any and all of you to please amplify this thread and save this kid's life. GET LOUD.

@leahmcelrath @MeredithGould @katgordon @KatyTurNBC @neal_katyal @gtconway3d @ProudResister @TheWayWithAnoa @emrazz @kharyp
I am begging any and all of you to please amplify this thread and save this kid's life. GET LOUD.

@misssaramora @paolamendoza @afsc_org @luzenlafrontera @AlOtroLado_Org @NoMoreDeaths @ReichlinMelnick @MarisaKabas @mollycrabapple
Please help to save this kid's life.

.@RAICES @ACLUTx @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer @RoKhanna @RepHarley
.@tedcruz this is in your state. Will you save this kid's life and get him out?
.@HillaryClinton @chelseahandler @ChelseaClinton @BarackObama @MichelleObama @BusyPhilipps

Please help to save this kid's life at the border.
My source at the border has activated a network of lawyers around the country to try to get more information and to get this kid out if he is still alive.

What we need is for legislators to act. @SpeakerPelosi will you call this facility and demand that this kid to be released?
An update here on the main thread about Melvy, the boy at the border.

@JoaquinCastrotx is spearheading efforts to get information on Melvy in conjunction with the lawyers we're working with at the border. @ElaineLuriaVA is also assisting. Thank you to both these heroes in gov't.
We have volunteers trying to connect with Melvy's mother, who as of last night was on a bus North.

These efforts are being bootstrapped by myself, three activists, and the staff of these two Congresspeople.

Send prayers. CBP has not yet confirmed that Melvy is alive.
MELVY IS ALIVE.

@JoaquinCastrotx has confirmed with CBP that he is alive.

We are working on next steps to get him hopefully to his mom, & will keep you posted.

Our whole team is in tears. Four women, all mothers.

If we can save one, we can save the world.

More soon.
I also want to thank @ElaineLuriaVA and others on the Hill and on the team here who I can’t disclose yet who have also been involved.

We’re going to get this kid to his mom and then we’re going to fix this for every family.

Here we go.

#DontLookAway
I am able to share two of the four other women who were able to accomplish this.

@KristinMinkDC, who you all know from her public activism against Scott Pruitt and her Peaches for Impeachment drive, who worked on the ground in DC for us, and who was instrumental in Kav protests.
.@merylnyc, who is affiliated with @NewSanctuaryNYC, gave us critical information on the ground that helped us to get details about process

The other two must remain anonymous, for now, as they seek to aid other migrants.
Kristin and Meryl have asked me to make two requests:

1) Please donate to @NewSanctuaryNYC and follow them here.

2) Please read the entirety of the flowchart that I created yesterday concerning the US camp system, attached below.

Thank you all. ONWARD. #DontLookAway
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