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Project Amplify is a national campaign launched to establish legal protections for children in US government care by utilizing their accounts from detention.
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5 Nov 19
#Throwback to @childrightsprof & @juliemlinton's interview on @cnn with @donlemoncnn last month, where the conditions & impacts of migrant child detention were discussed. (thread)
Children being "put on buses in the middle of the night and being driven across state lines, to locations that were hours and hours away from where their parents were, having siblings dropped off at other locations...being just terrified"
"this administration is breaking the black letter law. The TVPRA clearly requires that children be placed in the least restrictive environment possible, in the child's best interest, and there is no question that [these facilities] are not in the children's best interest..."
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10 Oct 19
@ekww11 @childrightsprof @juuust_amanda @21timo @VashBandy A lot to say on this. The "Migrant Protection Plan" forces asylum seekers to wait in some of the most dangerous parts of Mexico, places w/travel restrictions due to violence & safety concerns for duration of their case. Currently 51K asylees are waiting cbsn.ws/2LZS9BK
@ekww11 @childrightsprof @juuust_amanda @21timo @VashBandy This headline shares one of the dangers, after return to Mexico asylees are at risk for kidnapping and ransom by cartels newsweek.com/asylum-seeker-…
@ekww11 @childrightsprof @juuust_amanda @21timo @VashBandy I'd rec. following @lawyers4goodgov - who's founder Traci Feit Love has been working to build a program with volunteer lawyers to provide representation, & immigration attorney @JodiGoodwin17 who has a lot of expertise and experience - her Facebook posts are highly informative
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14 Sep 19
Check out this press conference in TX and #calltoaction

We need to call on elected officials and demand that the government sanctioned abuse and neglect of migrant children is ended.

#amplifythechildren

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@childrightsprof reads a heartbreaking testimony of children who are kept in a crowded room, with exposed toilets & no privacy, where they don't get access to showers, where they sleep on cement floors, & only leave the room 2 times in the duration of their detention.
@childrightsprof There is no question that this is abuse and severe neglect.

We all have an obligation to pressure lawmakers to
➡️ investigated the abuse and neglect
➡️ take these children into protective custody
➡️ provided safe homes -children don't belong in jail like facilities
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11 Sep 19
(1/4) Preparation for the expert accounts in DC Medical Experts in DC to brief Congress on 9/11 and 9/12 on the harm to children from government mistreatment.

Dr. Warren Binford, Willamette University --- Photo by Project Amplify

#amplifythechildren
(2/4) Preparation for the expert accounts in DC Medical Experts in DC to brief Congress on 9/11 and 9/12 on the harm to children from government mistreatment.

Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Harvard ---Photo by Project Amplify

#amplifythechildren
(3/4) Preparation for the expert accounts in DC Medical Experts in DC to brief Congress on 9/11 and 9/12 on the harm to children from government mistreatment.

Dr. Ryan Matlow, Stanford--- Photo by Project Amplify

#amplifythechildren
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