PHR's @ranitmd on Trump's visit to TX:

"Donald Trump presidency ends as it began: by attacking immigrants, spewing disinformation, & violating human rights. His visit to Texas is a clear attempt to distract from the violent insurrection at the Capitol he incited last week. [1/7]
While the President touts his immigration record in Texas, PHR today published a new report that exposes some of the profound damage caused by his administration’s anti-immigrant policies and its abject failure on COVID-19. [2/7]…
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) subjected people detained in its facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic to systemic abuses, lack of adherence to public health measures, and medical neglect. [3/7]
Our interviews with 50 formerly detained people revealed widespread medical neglect, lack of basic supplies, and retaliation against immigrants in ICE detention during the pandemic. [4/7]
After four years of brazen attacks on immigrants – from the family separation policy to forcing migrants to wait months in squalid camps at the border to weaponizing the pandemic to dismantle the asylum system – [5/7]
The President’s true legacy is a health and human rights catastrophe at the border and in U.S. immigration detention facilities. [6/7]
From Day 1, the Biden-Harris administration must act to reverse Trump administration policies and create an asylum system that is safe, fair, and humane.” [7/7]

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