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1/ Mariee Juárez was only 21 months old when she died after being held in Dilley Family Detention Center in Texas.

She was a healthy child.

A happy child.

She and her mother fled the violence of Guatemala.

Mariee died on US soil, of medical neglect.

First of the #TrumpSeven:
2/ Mariee at 19mos and her mom entered the US along our Mexico border on March 1 2018, and were transferred to Dilley FOUR days later…

Not THREE as legally mandated.

They were put in a cell with 5 other mothers and their kids, some of whom were sick. Especially one little boy.
3/ By March 11, 2018 — under a week after being imprisoned in a Dilley camp cell — Mariee had an “acute upper respiratory infection,” diagnosed by a physician’s assistant at Dilley.

She was prescribed honey packs and Tylenol.

She did not get better. 💔

4/ Mariee began vomiting and having diarrhea.

She had a fever over 104°F that would not come down.

She could not keep down medication or food.

She lost 2 pounds by March 15th: over 8% of her body mass.

Mariee’s mother BEGGED OVER AND OVER for a doctor for her little girl. 💔
5/ "’Nobody at any time decided to actually have a pediatrician or a doctor see the child,’ said Benard Dreyer, director of pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, and past president of American Academy of Pediatrics.”

6/ Mariee did not see a Doc til after her release March 25.

ICE put her and her mom on a plane to NJ, where Yazmin Juárez’s sister waited. They took her to the ER.

On admission Mariee was diagnosed with viral bronchiolitis and tested positive for adenovirus and parainfluenza 3.
7/ Over the next 6 weeks in ICU, she received transfusions, CPR, and a chest tube.

“Mariee died on May 10 after experiencing a catastrophic hemorrhage and ‘irreversible brain and organ damage…’”

She was 21 months old.

abcnews.go.com/US/mother-todd…

#NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty🗽
8/ MARIEE JUÁREZ’S DEATH WAS PREVENTABLE!

Why was a doctor never called?

Why was she never sent to the hospital while in ICE custody?

Why was her mother Yazmin turned away from getting help for her sick baby despite begging SO. MANY. TIMES?

#NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
9/ Medical neglect caused Mariee’s death.

ICE employees’ culture of neglect caused Mariee’s death.

President* Trump policies creating overcrowded detention camps caused Mariee’s death.

Just as his culture of neglect of migrants caused Jakelin’s death.

10/ Mariee Juárez died 14 months ago.

During near-record lows of immigrants crossing our border.

Yet culture of neglect — INDIFFERENCE — is SO INGRAINED in CBP/ICE that even when this baby was vomiting with diarrhea and 104°F fever, her mom was STILL refused a doctor for her.
11/ TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10th, 2019:

YAZMIN JUÁREZ IS A WITNESS AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING!!

KIDS IN CAGES: Inhumane Treatment at the Border

2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Wash, DC: 2:30pm EST

More details:

#NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
12/ Yazmin Juárez is suing our govt for wrongful death of her baby.

No amount will ever replace her precious girl, but DHS having to pay $60 million of our tax dollars will make an impression.

I hope more people pay attention. I hope more people care.

nytimes.com/2018/11/28/us/…
13/ Mariee: First of the #TrumpSeven to die.

President* Trump’s lethal neglect is unlikely to change for two reasons:

🔹 Increased overcrowding because of unnecessary detention

🔹 Growing anger toward a vulnerable scapegoated population by Trumpists

MORE CHILDREN WILL DIE. 💔
14/ CLOSE. THE. CAMPS.

Close Dilley
Close Berks
Close Homestead
Close Weslaco
Close Southwest Key
Close Clint
Close Fort Brown
Close Ursula
Close Donna
Close Shiloh
Close Yuma

#CloseTheCamps



#NeverAgainMeans #Liberty4Lights ✨🗽
15/ House @OversightDems subcommittee is having #NoKidsInCages hearings RIGHT NOW.

Yazmin’s heartfelt testimony is breaking my heart. 💔

I’m bawling just listening to her.

I don’t even need the interpreter:



#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
16/ 👆 That’s the Civil Rights and Civil Liberty subcommittee.

On Friday ALL @OversightDems will hear testimony from Reps who visited our border.

DHS IG and HHS IG will testify about reports they filed on poor conditions in American Concentration Camps:

17/ @RepPressley knows that sometimes what we need is not questions — and not florid speeches — but just a deep apology from one mother to another.

From the bottom of her heart.

From ALL of ours. 💙❤️



#JusticeforMariee #NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty 🗽
18/ Rep @AOC brings it home with pertinent questions, getting to the crux:

What's wrong at our border is NOT a matter of funding & resources but rather a “CULTURE OF CRUELTY” AND DISREGARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS of migrants and refugees.



#Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
19/ PLEASE JOIN US IN SHINING LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY! ✨🗽

We unite for babies like Mariee. And for kids like Jakelin.

THIS FRIDAY, JULY 12:

🔹 VIGILS ACROSS THE WORLD FOR THE CHILDREN

🔹 711 locales on 5 continents

Find an event near you or create one:

lightsforliberty.org/localevents
20/ Thank you for reading. And for caring.

If you feel hopeless in light of injustice, it helps to help.

PLEASE DO SOMETHING IF YOU CAN.

👆 This thread’s co-author @RachelMcGonagi1 lists good charities we can help:



#NoKidsInCages #Lights4Liberty ✨🗽
21/ UPDATE:

Mariee died of treatable illnesses, primarily influenza.

If she had been vaccinated, she might have lived.

On Aug 21 2019 — over a year after she died — President* Trump decided NOT to vaccinate ANY children in US custody.

#NeverAgainIsNow

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