I am not an immigration lawyer-never have been

Then why am I so passionate about this administration’s immigration policy

After all, it doesn’t affect me personally and it probably never will

Well, I’ll tell you

#ImmigrantsMatter

Trump called Mexicans “rapists”
 
Then sought a “total ban of Muslims”
 
This is how persecution starts
 
As a lawyer-as an American-I support the Constitution
 
If I stand by while people are oppressed because of their nationality or religion
 
Who will stand for me

#Immigrants
A week after he took office, it started
 
The Muslim Ban
 
I had to do something
 
So I went to JFK to help-even though I am not an immigration lawyer
 
I wound up going every day for a week, with many others
 
We had to defend those unjustly harmed

#ImmigrantsAreEssential
Maybe you heard of DACA
 
That’s a program for people brought to the US as kids
 
Some didn’t even know they were not citizens
 
Trump said he’d treat them “with heart”
 
Then he killed DACA
 
@lawyers4goodgov trained 1,000 attorneys to act
 
Because this does not make us “great”
The saga of #KidsInCages touches us all
 
Trump took immigrant children from their parents
 
And put them in concentration camps
 
They were physically abused and denied basic needs
 
How could America do this
 
That’s why #L4GG started Project Corazon

lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazon
If you are persecuted or tortured in your country

You come to America for safety

You ask for asylum

Or, at least you used to

But Trump has made it nearly impossible

Crushing that American dream

As the lady in NY harbor weeps

#ImmigrantsMatter

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
We see the stories now

Mass hysterectomies

8,800 children expelled, likely placed in great danger

300,000 people here for decades at risk of being deported

History is rife with examples of oppression

Yet we repeat them again and again

#ImmigrationMatters
So why does a lawyer who doesn’t practice immigration law care about immigrants

Part of it is compassion
Part is equity
Part is justice

And part is the realization that there, but for the grace of G-d, go I

We were all immigrants once

#ImmigrantsAreEssential
#BidenHarris

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