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Used to be 2 weeks, caught w/in 100 miles of border, but now you'll have to prove you were here for 2 YEARS--& they can snag you anywhere--or else you can be deported WITHOUT seeing a judge.

Takes effect immediately, but comments ARE allowed.
This pdf is the "change in regulation," as sent out by DHS this morning, which will allow them, potentially, to deport many, many more people without judicial oversight or review. People who've lived here for years.

And this is where, starting tomorrow (TUESDAY) you'll be able to start leaving comments on the Federal Register. I suggest you do. DHS needs to know what you think about their gestapo tactics.

Hm. I may have betrayed my hand there...

Aaaaand, now trump's admin is being taken to court over this expedited removal expansion as well. That didn't take long. 😁

Keep trying to break the laws, trump, and you'll keep getting sued. It's pretty cut & dry.

I just want to emphasize something from my OT on the trumpian horribleness of the day (expedited removal expansion):

It's on the person being grabbed by ICE to PROVE to THAT AGENT, with what they have on them, that they've been in the US at least 2 years.

Could you do that? 🤨
I couldn't.

Not with what I generally have on my person. Which is usually a hospital drink bottle* of diet iced tea, my walker, granola bars, my tablet, which is < 2 years old, medical papers going back to December, and often a library book.

*I have to keep track of ml 🤷🏻‍♀️
But let's not pretend they'll be arresting people like me.

I mean, I tan up nice and have black hair & eyes I inherited from my many generations ago Mi'kmaq ancestors, but I'm white. They're not gonna stop me on the side of the road and ask for my papers.

Even though there are hundreds of thousands of people of European descent who are considered "undocumented" immigrants, living in the US, who've overstayed visas in the last two years...ICE won't be going into white neighborhoods to stop people, and we all know it.

So I just want to remind everyone that we either stand for everyone, or we stand for no one.

They might not stop ME, but they could very well come to my neighborhood. If I have anything to say/do about it, they WILL leave empty handed, and they won't come back.

This rogue administration is so out of control, it's easy to feel fatigued and worn out. It's okay to recoup your energy from time to time, to refresh so you can come back to the fight at full power.

It's not okay to sit it out entirely.

It's not okay to just let others suffer.
There are many ways to help. Many ways to resist. Not everyone can put their body on the line (Even a week ago, I wouldn't have been able to leave my house bc of my health.)

If you cannot personally block ICE, consider donating to the bail for detainees:
☀️Get out there with a sign and StandOnEveryCorner.com every day! Or once a week, or whenever fits your schedule! Check the website for a group near you, or start one in your neighborhood.

#NeverAgainMeans #AbolishICE
☀️ Protest in DC! A protest at the White House, renamed #KremlinAnnex, has been ongoing since the Helsinki Summit last year. Singing, speeches, lots of awesome signs, and very cool protesters who I happen know personally.

Sometimes there's T-Rexes.
☀️ Join an Indivisible Group. They're EVERYWHERE. Seriously, you can't swing a voter registration pamphlet without hitting an @IndivisibleTeam.


#NeverAgainMeans #FightBack #Vote2020

Local groups:
@IndivisibleTeam Call your Elected Rep and Senators & tell them how you feel.


If they don't know what you want, they can't take your feelings into account when making decisions.

☎️ Rep: (202) 224-3121
☎️ Senators (202) 225-3121

Tell them to #CloseTheCamps and #StopICERaids
@IndivisibleTeam Keep yourself educated.

Battle misinformation amongst friends & relations.

Make sure you're not passing along clickbait stories, which are ultimately hot air.

Don't engage with bots and trolls. Their prime objective is to divide and distract. Just report, block and move on.
@IndivisibleTeam ☀️Donate money, volunteer, send in-kind donations, offer your legal skillz, frequent flier miles, letter writing ability, find toolkits for social media, help reunite families, visit detainees, or discover dozens of other ways to get involved, w/75+ orgs:
@IndivisibleTeam ☀️Nobody has ANY excuse not to do SOMETHING☀️


💐 🌺 🌸

These two quotes, by two amazingly strong women, are what keep ME going.

Maybe, just maybe, we can do this. We are capable, we are strong. But we are #StrongerTogether.

#NeverAgainMeans #WereInThisTogether
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