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It is impossible to adequately convey the inhumanity of our country's relentless assault on #asylum protections on the southern border, but grateful for the opportunity to share with @hanjaneway our perspective in @NEJM @NEJMPerspec. /1…
The "Remain In Mexico" policy of returning asylum seekers to dangerous border cities in Mexico -- where they cannot access basic legal, social, or medical services -- is an affront to US federal law as well as international law. /2 @ACLU…
There are already over 1100 documented cases of murder, rape, torture, kidnapping, and other violent assaults against asylum seekers and migrants forced to remain in #Mexico under #MPP. @humanrights1st /3
The current administration has used #COVID19 as a pretext to completely abandon asylum seekers, exacerbating the public health crisis on the southern border and effectively suspending the right to asylum in our country. /4…
In doing so, the US has put asylum seekers -- who are often crowded into migrant shelters across the border -- directly into harm's way, creating conditions ripe for outbreaks with few local resources to manage them. /5 @P4HR @hanjaneway @tamarynnelson…
At the same time, @ICEgov is exporting #COVID19 to countries with even more fragile health systems than Mexico, such as #Guatemala and #Haiti, recklessly continuing detention and deportations without adequate testing and precautions. /6 @nytimes…
We are in a time of reckoning on so many fronts right now as a country. We have always been a nation of #immigrants and a beacon of hope and perceived safety for many fleeing persecution. This ideal is cast in bronze under the #statueofliberty: /7
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” /8 @KatieHale29…
If you care about what is happening on the border and are disgusted by the politicization of refugees, consider donating to organizations such as @refugeehealtha, @AlOtroLado_Org, @cliniclegal, @GRM_Global, @RAICESTEXAS and remember to VOTE this coming November. /9
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