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Jun 18, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read Read on X
Yesterday, after the 287(g) vote in Tarrant County, TX,
RAICES organizers & community members were pushed & shoved out of the court room by police amidst a pandemic.

This is a perfect example of how the police favors aggression over public safety. #DefundThePolice #UnmaskHate
We were there in an effort to make people's voices heard on the harm & fear police & ICE collaboration can cause.

& while the community showed tremendous resilience after the vote to continue 287(g), this incident shows exactly why our communities can't trust law enforcement.
This is just a glimpse of why we can't trust the police with black lives & we cannot trust them to interact with immigrant communities, as is evident in their mocking of the pandemic & our concerns for public safety.

This is exactly why we need to #AbolishICE & #DefundPolice
Important Note:

These folks were forced (because of arbitrary rules) to go out in a pandemic in order to have their voices heard against the renewal of 287g at a County Commissioners' Court Hearing.

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Jul 21, 2022
Since 2014, RAICES has represented thousands of people, including children inside the Karnes Detention Center. It’s often touted as a “model” facility by the US government.

There is nothing “model” about it. It is a prison, rife with violence and systemic abuse. #immigration
The RAICES Family Detention Services team was able to obtain an unprecedented amount of information about the migration experiences of adult women detained at Karnes.
❌ At least 633 out of approximately 1,900 women detained reported experiencing mistreatment while in custody.
❌ 839 women reported that they were separated from family members.
❌ There has never been a full-time pediatrician at Karnes, nor is there obstetrics care available.
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Feb 25, 2022
Our hearts are with the people of #Ukraine and everyone impacted by Russian aggression. War serves only to create death and destruction, and will lead to a humanitarian crisis and the mass displacement of millions of people.
This is not new: we have witnessed how devastating war and conflict can be in places like Haiti and Afghanistan. The US must be ready to respond immediately, and welcome all those who are forced to flee their homes.
Although @POTUS mentioned a vague reference to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine in his speech yesterday, nothing he said was concrete.
Read 7 tweets
Feb 23, 2022
Last week was the Black Immigrant Advocacy Day of Action! We joined in celebrating the leadership of Black immigrants in the work to expose + eradicate racism in the immigration system. But fighting for Black Immigrants isn't just a one time event. Here's what we can STILL DO: 👇🏽
Donate to the Black Immigrants Bail Fund to eradicate the mass incarceration of Black immigrants. #FreeThemAll #Act4BlackImms blackimmigrantsbailfund.com
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Sep 20, 2021
We are absolutely disgusted by the Biden Administration's decision to deport thousands of Haitians one month after the devastating earthquake and storm that resulted in 2,200 deaths and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. 🧵👇🏾
Families who lost everything to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake are now living through flash floods and mudslides. The destruction is large-scale and unprecedented, worsening Haiti’s already unstable political and social infrastructure.
Haiti is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change – and we can expect climate disasters to continue to devastate the nation in the years to come.
Read 18 tweets
Sep 20, 2021
The Senate parliamentarian just recommended that a path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, and Essential Workers should not be included in the budget reconciliation bill. We are disappointed to hear the news, but we know that this fight is far from over. 🧵👇🏾
We have spent decades fighting for a path to legalization for all undocumented immigrants in this country. We are not giving up now. Democrats in Congress can still keep their promise, without compromising on increased enforcement.
We expect them to use all the tools to get this done. They can do the following:

✅Dems can rework the legalization language and resubmit to the Parliamentarian;
✅Vice President Harris can overrule the parliamentarian;
Read 6 tweets
Sep 17, 2021
We are extremely disappointed in the Biden Administration's decision to appeal the federal court ruling that would block #Title42. @POTUS has a moral obligation to stop using T42 to harm families and children seeking asylum.

It is immoral and inhumane.

Here's our statement: Image
We at RAICES have a front row seat to the horrors of Title 42. Our clients are stuck in Mexico. Families fleeing violence are turned away. U.S. and international Asylum law is flouted.
That’s why we joined forces with the @ACLU, @TXCivilRights, @CGRShastings, @Oxfam, @ACLUTx , and @ACLU_DC to fight back. Together we challenged the Title 42 expulsions in federal court.
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