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Official #FamiliesBelongTogether account. We won't stop fighting until every family is reunited. Project of the @domesticworkers.
Feb 23, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
President Biden just announced his plans to reopen Homestead — a jail for migrant children with a notorious history of abuse. The broken promises of the Biden administration are piling up. THREAD: wapo.st/3upDNPq Homestead is a child migrant detention center run by a for-profit corporation — infamous for its history of abuse, neglect, overcrowding, and more. 2/
Feb 1, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
.@ICEgov deported Black immigrants and put them in life-threatening situations on the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth THREAD: As soon as a Trump-appointed judge temporarily suspended Biden’s plan to halt deportations for 100 days, @ICEgov wasted no time going back to their racist, cruel, anti-immigrant ways. 2/
Jan 27, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
.@POTUS just signed an executive order to phase out federal use of private prisons. While this is a step in the right direction, this does NOT include facilities run by ICE or DHS.

THREAD TW: Abuse GEO Group and CoreCivic receive MILLIONS of dollars every year from ICE to house immigrants in their facilities. It’s no surprise that these two corporations had close ties with the Trump Administration. thehill.com/opinion/immigr…
Sep 17, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
The recent developments regarding forced sterilizations in @ICEGov detention are horrific—but they aren’t isolated. Here is a list of atrocities @DHSGov has committed in just the last few months. THREAD: ICE’s management of COVID-19 in their detention centers has been disastrous. With insufficient testing, minimal sanitary supplies, and virtually no ability to distance the people in detention, these centers have been “on fire” with COVID-19. 2/
Sep 3, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
Trump just nominated DOJ official Iris Lan to a lifetime position as a federal judge in southern NY—one of the most powerful district courts in the country. In 2017, she helped remove a prosecutor who opposed Trump’s family separation policy. THREAD: In 2017, DOJ prosecutor Joshua Stern told colleagues he was “disturbed” by the Trump administration’s separation of children from their parents. He also raised concerns that some children couldn’t be located after being separated from their parents. Iris Lan had him fired. 2/
Aug 30, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
We are receiving reports that conditions have rapidly deteriorated in the Lasalle & Jackson Parish Family Jails after Hurricane Laura. Families are trapped in flooded cells with no electricity or ventilation — prison officials are saying this could last for two weeks. THREAD. Some of the reports have stated that there is sewage in the flood water that is up to people’s ankles. Without ventilation, it is oppressively hot in these cells, and it is putting people at risk of contracting COVID-19 or getting heatstroke. 2/
Jun 18, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
Today, the Supreme Court decided Trump wrongfully terminated DACA. We’re ecstatic by this win and won’t stop fighting for Dreamers. #HomeIsHere THREAD ⬇️ This decision is met at a time of tremendous pain for Black people, who know far too well the experience of their families and communities being torn apart due to systematic racism and white supremacy -- from criminalization, mass incarceration, detention, to deportation. 2/
Dec 9, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
We are outside the Chula Vista border patrol station with @Doc4CampClosure and @NeverAgainActn demanding to be let in to vaccinate the kids inside. #CloseTheCamps #FluVaccines4Migrants [Thread] Despite the deaths of several children after becoming ill in immigration custody and the urgency of this public health crisis, the physicians’ offer to vaccinate the detained children for the flu has been repeatedly denied. 2/
Aug 21, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: In its latest attack on immigrant communities, the Trump administration is moving to dismantle the ONLY established protections for children in government custody. We can't let this happen, here’s why👇🏾👇🏽👇cnn.com/2019/08/20/pol… These protections (aka the Flores agreement) have been in place for decades. They require that immigrant children are:

1⃣ not held in detention for more than 20 days;

2⃣ kept in safe and sanitary conditions when they can’t be released.
Jun 27, 2019 12 tweets 6 min read
These are harrowing first-hand accounts from children in custody based on interviews from attorneys in the camps. Every American should read them and demand we close the camps immediately. The truth is right here: It's up to us to listen. #CloseTheCamps These unsafe and unsanitary living conditions are a direct violation Flores Settlement Agreement. A Temporary Restraining Order Motion was filed to bring emergency relief to children who lack basic hygiene supplies, adequate nutrition, or sleep at CBP facilities. #CloseTheCamps
Apr 29, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: @TheIntercept just reported that DHS monitored the protests against family separation that took place last summer -- this is an abuse of power and we demand answers. theintercept.com/2019/04/29/fam… These peaceful protests were in response to the horrific family separation policies that were being carried out by the Trump administration and that ripped thousands of children from the arms from their parents.
Feb 7, 2019 55 tweets 36 min read
Family Separation Hearing Thread⤵️
We’re here today in the first (!) oversight hearing regarding the Administration’s cruel, inhumane, and unlawful #FamilySeparation policy. Live-Tweets in the thread below. So far there is universal bipartisan agreement: #FamiliesBelongTogether Today’s hearing is focused on how @HHSGov carried out its role to care for and ensure the safety of immigrant children. Neither DOJ nor DHS, who reportedly spawned the Administration’s #FamilySeparation policy, is represented here today.
Dec 18, 2018 11 tweets 8 min read
UPDATE: @CBP’s actions at the border today were alarming. The agency is going against everything that this country stands for, including not allowing refugees to present for asylum. #RefugeesWelcome We went to Tijuana with @RepJimmyGomez, @RepBarragan, @AlOtroLado_org and @IMUMIDF to personally escort a handful of the most vulnerable refugees to a port of entry, including the mother and children pictured in the iconic tear gassing photo. #RefugeesWelcome