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“We’re on Capitol Hill for a hearing hosted by the @OversightDems on the inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border.” #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RepRaskin: "We know that six children have lost their lives while in detention at the border."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RepRaskin: "They have been treated, not as refugees... but as criminals." #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RepRaskin: "We would not accept conditions like these for refugees from anywhere else in the world." #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Yazmin Juárez is a witness today on the panel. She is an asylum seeker who lost her daughter recently while in ICE custody. #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Yazmin Juárez: "We were locked in a cage with about 30 other people-moms and children- and forced to sleep on a concrete floor."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Yazmin Juárez: "As a mother I wish I could have taken her place."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Reactions to Yazmin Juárez's testimony.
@AOC @AyannaPressley
Yazmin Juárez: "It can't be so hard for a country like the United States to protect kids that are locked up."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@RashidaTlaib discussed some of the atrocities she saw when she visited the border last month and asked the witness to discuss the conditions of the detention facility where she was held.
.@DWStweets "We need to ensure ICE medical records are accurate and that they are not covering up their neglect."
.@AyannaPressley: "You did nothing wrong. Seeking asylum is a human right... In this moment, you are embodying every American ideal." #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
.@AOC is asking if the witness believes there is a culture of cruelty in the ICE facilities. #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Michael Breen: "There is no reason why there needs to be a burgeoning human rights crisis at the border." @humanrights1st #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Clara Long Deputy: "These abuses are not happening in a vacuum but in the context of a concerted effort by this administration to punish asylum seekers." @hrw #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Hope Frye: "The government is not only flouting the rule of law, it's terrorizing children." @projectlifeline #FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
Dr. Carlos A. Gutierrez: "If we could get there as soon as they arrive, we could really make a difference and prevent a lot of catastrophes like what we heard today."
#FamiliesBelongTogether #JusticeforMariee #EndFamilySeparation
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