"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]
We spoke w/ 50 people formerly detained in U.S. @ICEgov facilities who suffered systemic abuses, lack of adherence to public health measures & medical neglect, including lack of even basic #COVID precautions.
As COVID-19 spread across the United States, @ICEgov’s health & safety practices did not comply w/ @CDCgov guidance or w/ ICE’s own Pandemic Response Requirements, subjecting detained people to health risks that violated their constitutional & human rights.
We call on @ICEgov to immediately release people from immigration detention to safely social distance at home – in line with public health best practices, international human rights, and constitutional standards.
@Schneberk@HomelandDems My work has changed dramatically since the Trump administration rolled out MPP ... I regularly witness the dire impacts of the MPP and I am here to share my assessment that this program should be halted and defunded immediately.
@Schneberk@HomelandDems In February of this year, I was part of a PHR team that documented the cases of asylum seekers in Tijuana. These findings later formed the basis of a PHR report entitled, “If I went back, I would not survive.” phr.org/our-work/resou…