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Human rights lawyer. IU, Stanford Law. TX/CA licensed. Border radical, anti-fascist, enemy-white supremacists. Yellow Dog. #ACLU #DACA #RuleofLaw.
Oct 30, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
As I've struggled against the government for the past 3 years in legal defense of separated children so many of you have asked what you could do to help rescue the children. You lifted fighters like @RAICESTEXAS, @AlOtroLado_Org, @ACLU, @EveryLastOne1, @JusticeInMotion,...1/ You lifted us with your voices, your funding, your activism. Thousands of separated & interned children have been rescued because of this #Resistence, & are held once again in the arms of their families. Thousands are still being held.

And so I plead to you once again...2/
Oct 21, 2020 10 tweets 5 min read
Because of #FamilySeparaton my client lost her 2 young daughters (6 and 8) to ICE, after BP wrenched them from their screaming mother. It took a trip to federal court to reunite them. 1/ Because of #FamilySeparation my 8 yo client was stranded in the US, alone without family or friends, with no voice, in an internment camp, after his father was deported without him. It took a trip to federal court to have his father returned to the US & reunited with his son. 2/
Oct 19, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
A call to action from the border to the heatland. All stops are off as the @NoBorderWallLTX takes its GOTV efforts nationwide, rallying young Americans to vote against the militarization of the border. Now is the time.
Let's GOTV - together. 1/
#DefundTheWall Help us bring out a sea of young faces to the polls & end the cruelty along the border. The family separations, the land confiscation, the walls security zones, razor wire, floodlights, drones, choppers, military patrols. The #Resistance needs you now.
Sep 25, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
Why do we build the wall?
My children, my children
Why do we build the wall?

Why do we build the wall?
We build the wall to keep us free
That's why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free

How does the wall keep us free?
My children, my children
How does the wall keep us free?

How does the wall keep us free?
The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That's why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
Sep 16, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
"They can take me to jail. I don't have many years left anyway."

Enrique Medina is 91 and a Korean War veteran. Trump has sued to take his homestead in Texas. He's also a #RiverWarrior and a #Resister. 1/

kgns.tv/2020/09/14/san… Help us beat back the militarization of the Border. Join our fight in the belly of the fascist beast. Please chip in and help fund our struggle. 2/

Sep 13, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
BP led out-of-town Trump Train demonstrators intent on defacing our "Defund the Wall" street mural, and on humiliating our community were met by Laredo's finest.
#ElDedoForYou Image This border uprising is in full swing. Image
Aug 26, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
"The appraisal district estimates that Neuhaus owes $434,773 in 2020 property taxes for the two plats of riverfront property on which he allowed Fisher Sand & Gravel to build the private border wall in January."

A private border wall hatched by grifters

ktsm.com/news/local-new… This is an eye popping increase from the estimated $8,000 in taxes that Neuhaus, a sugar planter, previously paid. Yet, "(t)he assessed amount was based on border wall miles & structure that had been built as of Jan. 1, which was only 38% of the project that was later completed."
Aug 20, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
Steve Bannon's arrest around the building of an ugly concrete and steel structure along the Texas border destructive of culture, of life itself - is but the least of it. November is right around the corner and we are organized to #FlipTexasBlue
cnbc.com/2020/08/20/for… There is a force gaining steam, a tide of fierceness; building fibre, taking on the forces of tyranny along the border, and bringing accountability the all-American way - by #Resisting.

#RiverWarriors taking stock of the battleground.
#BidenHarris2020 Image
Aug 17, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
First they came for my neighbor, the immigrant, & deported him, breaking up his family, but I didn't say anything because he was just a neighbor.
#DontLookAway Then they came for the refugees, separated their children and jailed them, but I didn't say anything because they were not my children.
Aug 15, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
The natives are restless as we approach the election. Call in the artists..

Artists give voice to the muzzled. Bring truth to the soul. It's happening now. Trump is toast.
@NoBorderWallLTX Image
Aug 9, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
Trump is confiscating Texas borderlands - parks, orphanage, wildlife refuge, pristine private lands, to build a Racist Memorial Wall desecration our lands. The #Resistance is at war. Help us fight the fascists in our homes.

m.facebook.com/story.php?stor… The #RiverWarriors have mobilized a coalition of landowners, lawyers, and activists construction until after the elections. We will prevail.
"Laredo's best chance is to delay past November, when a Democrat might unseat Trump"
Aug 5, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
Biden 2020
@TXCivilRights REPORTER: "What about the land confiscations" (for the Trump Wall on the River)?

BIDEN: "Stop. Done. Over. We're not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We're not going to do it. We're not going to confiscate the land."
Aug 1, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
8 y/o Juana, a victim of our family separation policy, ripped from her father's arms, was held in a Trump internment camp for 11 mos with her father deported to Guatemala. Our legal team rescued & returned her home. We won't forget the harm she suffered.

gofundme.com/f/1zeodbq5g0?u… Juana's family has been broken by Stephen Miller, in making her a poster child for Trump's policy of child terror designed to dissuade persecuted migrants, "the poor & huddled masses", from seeking shelter in America. We will continue to #NotLookAway. Help us make Juana whole. Image
Jul 7, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Message to the Regime - the #Resistance is not backing down. We will outlast you. The wave is building.

7/7/20 Laredo Federal Courthouse.
#TearDownTheWall Image If you'd like to contribute to the #NoBorderWall Coalition fight the Regime:
May 25, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
On this Memorial I choose to honor my Grandmother - Mama Juanita - a Mexican refugee who found protection in Texas in 1917, after fleeing with her young family to escape the Mexican revolutionary wars. She gave birth to 9 children in the US, and raised them well in the midst...1/ ...of the Great Depression. This humble refugee sent off 3 of her sons to fight the Nazis in Europe, and two of her sons-in -law to fight the Japanese in the South Pacific. I cry over the pain and sacrifice she must have endured as an American patriot, with 5 of her children...2/
Apr 17, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: We have filed suit in federal court in Sacramento to free a Mam Guatemalan child from government internment due to the dangers of COVID. Please follow the thread to read more. We need your help to make it happen. 1/

gofundme.com/f/1zbgpukteo?s… Mariano is a 16 year old child who has been interned in 4 different facilities by the government for over a year. He reached his 16th birthday in detention. We plan to release him very soon, with your help, so that he may celebrate his 17th birthday as a free boy next month. 2/
Mar 8, 2020 11 tweets 6 min read
"Children are stacking up in detention camps because ORR won't allow qualified American families to take these children in," de Anda said. "I know, just from my practice, how many Americans are willing to open their doors."

But ORR shuts the doors tight.
cbsnews.com/amp/news/thous… If you don't have US relatives you are interned until age 18, then turned over to the tender mercies of ICE, and summarily deported. One by one we have beaten them in court and will do so again.
Please join us as we #FightLikeAMother to #FreeTheChildren.

Feb 23, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
A taste of the fascism raining on the border. I have an EMS friend in Laredo who was called to a drowning on the Rio Grande. When their unit arrived, they found an 11 yo child wet & shivering, crying for her mother on the riverbank - who had just drowned. My friend covered...1/ ...her with a blanket, took her inside their warm unit, gave her hot tea, & comforted her as well as he could. In about 10 minutes a border patrol unit drove up. BP went into the EMS unit and brusquely took the child, handcuffed and arrested her. All while the search was on...2/
Jan 4, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: ORR has agreed to release Mari, age 10, to her brother after 10 months of government internment in a West Texas camp. Mari will be released on January 6th for a grand family reunion. Please welcome Mari, our newest American, to the Land of the Free.
#FreeTheChildren Mari was separated from her brother at the Texas border in February, 2019, because the government refused to accept they were siblings, despite Mari's tears, and having to be pried from Jeiner's arms. She was disappeared in the child internment system.
Jan 2, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
MPP: Our firm has been providing legal assistance to refugees along the Mexican border since the Regime began implementing its family separation policy 2 years ago, seeking to deter asylum seekers through cruelty. Now we are facing MPP.

My MPP thread. MPP is the latest turn of cruelty visited on refugee families. Families who plead for asylum are rounded up & deposited en masse on the bridge forced to return to Mexico while they wait on their hearings - a dangerous no go zone according to US officials.
Dec 22, 2019 10 tweets 4 min read
We've taken MPP head-on & represent refugee families at the Laredo tent-courthouse. Our returned to Mexico clients are standing before the jaws of hell in Nuevo Laredo, at the almost complete mercy of criminal gangs. Please help us shield them. gofundme.com/f/1ujljsgv00?s… @gofundme Image Our clients have been assaulted, raped, robbed and kidnapped. The criminals have found refugees returned to Mexico to be easy marks. Dumped as a group at the bridge on the Mexican side, with nowhere to go, they are helpless and easy pickings.