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Adam Rifkin 🐼 @ifindkarma
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This #MothersDay we remember OFFICIAL GOP POLICY of Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, and Trump is TO SPLIT UP FAMILIES:

You are either against separating children from their parents, or you are for it.

Lethal Neglect begins with enforcing cruel laws and cruel executive orders aggressively.
The Trump administration STILL plans on putting migrant children in warehouses on military bases after separating them from their families.

Donald Trump and GOP re-election slogan: Aggressive Cruelty. #MACA
Donald Trump’s ICE is aggressively cruel because Donald Trump’s values are aggressively cruel.

Donald Trump’s values encourage other aggressively cruel people to threaten to call ICE to deport good people.
Our friend @ManInTheHoody created this thread of cruel Trump administration policies that hurt children, including a petition to stop U.S. Customs and Border Protection from abusing immigrant children:
We must #AbolishICE and replace it:

1) ICE was a weapon waiting for a tyrant.
2) Anyone who commits a crime should go through due process as outlined in our Constitution. ICE changed that.
3) ICE was designed without accountability.

Abolish ICE Thread:
ICE needs culture change and more accountability:

Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, and Donald Trump aggressively order separating parents and children.

#WhereAreTheChildren update THREAD:
THREAD analyzing Josie’s thread:

#WhereAreTheChildren THREAD of what we can do as American citizens:

THREAD investigating which agency is responsible and why:
There have been so many #WhereAreTheChildren threads. These tweets were memorable to me:
Donald Trump says, “These aren’t humans. These are animals.” How does he treat animals??

An authoritarian leader dehumanizes people to justify being inhumane.
“Mommy, mommy, don’t let them take me away!”

The antidote to Trump is decency.

FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER. #FamiliesBelongTogether #WhereAreTheChildren
The “horrible law that separates children from there parents” is not a law. It’s a policy that was put in place by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April 2018 under orders from President Trump, and either of them can change the policy anytime they choose.
Trump’s child separation policy is a moral and constitutional abomination.

Congress must put a stop to Trump’s policy of separating parents from children.
Over 170 people have died in ICE detention facilities.

ICE abuses its power:

Under Trump orders, ICE is being weaponized with the full force of the state. Congress should hold them accountable. #AbolishICE
The US government is RIGHT NOW holding 11,000 children in detainment camps, forcing families apart. #WhereAreTheChildren

Senator Merkley has 19 questions that will tell us what is happening to these children. Please read them:…
How many people will die as a direct result of the lethal neglect of Trump policies?

How We Can Reform ICE, by @Ocasio2018:

1. We must #AbolishICE. Its very structure is an undemocratic, authoritarian weapon.

2. Replace ICE with an updated INS-like structure that employs our existing court system to handle crimes.

Analysis and thread:
Trump is thinking about constructing a prison camp to hold 5000 children separated from their parents under Trump’s orders.

Who can we call to stop this inhumane President* from committing this immoral act?

“Cruelty is both the means and the end. It’s the thread that runs through ICE’s strategy of instilling terror in immigrant communities, Department of Homeland Security’s restrictive approach to refugees and asylum-seekers, the White House’s decision to…”

“Cruelty is [Trump’s reason behind] the White House’s decision to rescind temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of settled immigrants, Sessions’s decision to reopen 350,000 cases for potential deportation, and much more.” #AbolishICE

Please CALL CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE and tell them you support the Keep Families Together Act:

THREAD of more actions we can take:

ICE and DHS need oversight and accountability:

“ICE runs a massive detention system comprised largely of private prisons. [Trump ordered ICE to use] this system to jail mothers and fathers torn from their children, asylum seekers, and community members taken from loved ones…”

ICE is Trump’s personal bullying squad:


There is no law that requires separating children from their parents. That is Trump’s cruel decision.


And since Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump love the Bible so much, let’s have a reading from the book of Hypocrites:

Over 2000 children have been separated from their families with no clear process for reunification.

Brave Brooke Baldwin called out Donald for lying and refusing to admit that he alone ordered this policy:

Why take children? GREED:

“While the CEO and wife clear more than a million dollars in mostly federal tax money per year, they undercut the services. It’s a basic private prison in the guise of a shelter.”

This week our country:

1. Separated children from parents
2. Started tent cities
3. Stopped granting asylum to people escaping abuse
4. Killed #NetNeutrality⁠ ⁠
5. Upheld voter purges
6. Gutted pre-existing condition protections

“Trump is taking child hostages to deter others and get his wall. Are we waiting for the hot Texas sun to kill a child in a tent? If his harming kids doesn’t move us, nothing will. This is the moment of truth and we are failing.”

Child separation is happening BEFORE the decision to prosecute, per Trump orders.


GOP policy of breaking up families is “cruelty beyond any decent comprehension”:

Separating children “shocks the conscience” and is likely unconstitutional:

You know how we have a bad policy?

When your administration cannot keep its story straight about its own policy. TRUMP ORDERED THIS.

Trump can stop his bad policy of separating children from parents RIGHT NOW with ONE phone call.

ICE has a “manual on processing people with disabilities”:

DHS arrested a man with Down:

Trump policy separates children with Down syndrome from parents:

NEVER FORGET that Donald Trump ordered the separation of children from their families.

The former head of ICE says that hundreds of children separated under Trump orders will NEVER be reunited with their parents.

Never forget the children orphaned by the US government.

ICE did not exist before 2003.

Bush & Obama fought against separating children from their families because they saw the practice as too cruel and against our Constitution’s due process.

ICE can be replaced with something better.

Thread on ICE’s history:
When Melania says “I don’t really care”, that’s the real Melania.

When Fox Friends say “not our kids” or Lewandowski says womp womp, that’s who they really are.

When Trump separates traumatized children from their families, that’s the real Donald Trump.

Trump uses the word “love” to refer to his dehumanizing policy of hate.

The President of the United States STILL believes that traumatizing children is good politics.

This manufactured crisis is not over.

We have not seen photos or videos of girls separated from their families by Trump. Why not?

Because the answer to the question #WhereAreTheGirls could be more disturbing than most Americans realize.

ICE did not exist before 2003. ICE need not exist. Congress should Abolish ICE. #FreeOurFuture #AbolishICE

Does President Trump make FLOTUS give speeches about kindness and compassion to distract us from his policies that traumatize children and hurt asylum seekers?


“If Trump can deny due process to those allegedly here unlawfully, ICE can grab YOU, allege you aren’t a citizen, and deport you without a hearing.”

There is no civility in the GOP.

THOUSANDS of traumatized children are STILL separated from their parents by Trump policy. Trump has NO PLAN to reunite them.

DAY 69: We’re STILL waiting for the Trump admin to reunite THOUSANDS of children forcibly separated from their families by Trump’s zero tolerance policy on April 19.

#WhereAreTheBabies #WhereAreTheGirls #WhereAreTheChildren #Basta

DAY 70 since Trump started separating children from families.

An ICE whistleblower resigned after his superiors told him to lie: “They know it's a lie. It was shocking to me that no one wanted to fix that.”

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