TODAY IS A GREAT DACE FOR THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY — but we are always aware of the fragile nature of #DACA protections, particularly in light of the Trump Admin'ss continued attacks on immigrant communities.
The Trump Admin must leave DACA in place and reopen new applications.
WE ARE CELEBRATING THE #DACA RULING FROM #SCOTUS — but we're also aware that it comes as our nation is directly confronting its long history of targeting Black people, and when communities across America are actively fighting over an affirmative vision of who survives in America
HERE IS THE TRUTH — #DACA RECIPIENTS HAVE LIVED IN FEAR and uncertainty for years, today's ruling is nothing short of a fragment of certainty in our lives, as we continue to work, contribute, and give back to the country that we call home: The United States
Your Honor, the circumstances that they’re concerned with is potentially a reality for every respondent, and again that opens up the floodgates because everybody doesn’t have to show up as long as they have counsel.
I think what I’m hearing from the government is, and I’ll be honest, I don’t like it. What I’m hearing is, that well everybody has to take that risk and that chance, and you get kidnapped, you get kidnapped...
When your enter the building you are greeted by a guard who says you MAY be subject to an administrative inspection.
You then take this elevator to the 3rd floor, where the court is located. Lawyers + clients are given priority. Observers have to wait. #RestoreAsylumNow
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
Im part of a group of immigrant rights advocates, legal services providers, faith leaders & asylum advocates across the country will be packing the courts of San Diego & San Antonio, as well as the tent courts in Brownsville & Laredo. #RestoreAsylumNow
MORE SEPARATED CHILDREN: A 12yo Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport after fleeing the destruction of Hurricane #Dorian and was sent by #immigration officials to a Miami Gardens shelter for abused or abandoned children.
When the girl and her godmother arrived in West Palm Beach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection transferred them over to Miami International Airport and ultimately separated the pair because the woman wasn’t the child’s biological parent, the girl’s mother.
Everybody has rights under the U.S. Constitution that you may exercise in such a situation. There are also a number of steps you can take ahead of any encounter to minimize panic, family separation, and loss of financial assets.