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We are sent to Congress to lead, to legislate and to carry the stories and struggles of those we serve. More on why, with a heavy heart but clear eyes, I voted no last night → bit.ly/2YiE0Du | #MA7 #CloseTheCamps
We should not be criminalizing and vilifying migrant families, especially children and our most vulnerable. #DefundHate #CloseTheCamps
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As the #ATeam mobilizes in #Boston in the name of transit #equity & #affordability, I'm in #ElPaso with the @HispanicCaucus & @HouseDemocrats meeting w/ activists & advocates ahead of touring @CBP facilitates and fighting for the humanity of our immigrant neighbors.
In #ElPaso #Texas on my way to see the conditions at Casa Franklin - a facility that serves migrant children between 5-17 yrs old. We're here to see for ourselves if Casa Franklin is providing the comprehensive services they say they are. #JusticeForOurChildren #DontLookAway
#BREAKING: New @propublica reveals just how staggering the inhumane abuses are by the Border Patrol agents tasked w/ caring for children and families. How can we negotiate w/ ICE & CBP in good faith when they continue to foster a culture of corruption?? bit.ly/3085nRn
How much more proof do we need before we #CloseTheCamps?

Children are being abused & assaulted at the hands of government officers.

Families are drowning in search of asylum.

How much more money are we going to give this cruel, broken system? nbcnews.com/politics/immig…
#MA7 is 40% #immigrant. People in my district are living in constant fear that their families will be ripped apart & their livelihoods ruined. Today, I'm testifying about my heartbreaking trip to the border to protest the cruel conditions. #CloseTheCamps
I cannot forget what I saw at the border. I refuse to. It robs me of sleep and peace of mind. But it pales in comparison to the pain felt by families that have been robbed of their liberty, their rights, and the lives of their babies and loved ones. #CloseTheCamps
While I am not fluent in Spanish, there was no barrier to understanding when I went to the border. We speak the universal languages of pain, of a mother’s love, of justice. These women are not voiceless, but they are cruelly and criminally unheard. Not today.
These agencies were never built, never designed, never trained for the care keeping of families. #FamiliesBelongTogether #CloseTheCamps time.com/5625379/childr…
To our immigrant friends, families and neighbors - you belong and we will never stop fighting for your dignity and your humanity. YOU HAVE RIGHTS. A prepared community and an educated community is a stronger community #FamiliesBelongTogether
You have a right to due process and a right to see asylum. You are not alone. #KnowYourRights #FamiliesBelongTogether #CloseTheCamps mass.gov/protections-fo…
Instead of #racist, childish tweets - focus on racist policies. The occupant of the White House is actively ruining the lives of human beings - targeting both undocumented AND documented #immigrants. This does NOTHING to make us safer & is cruel by design politico.com/story/2019/08/…
When people show you who they are, believe them.

This administration is capturing and incarcerating babies & families INDEFINITELY. Congress cannot give ONE MORE DOLLAR to this xenophobic, racist & hateful Administration.
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