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Are the families united yet?

No! Here are the #'s

2551 = Total kids separated from their families
450 = already united (< 18%)
908 = Parents not expected to be eligible for reunification
Source: California Federal Court/ MSNBC
(Not clear how many kids are involved in that 908)
Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

#KeepFamiliesTogether #StopSeparatingFamilies #StopDetention
Are the families reunited yet?

More than 100 separated children reunited with parents in Phoenix…
That's post from 20 hours ago.

Current totals are likely still this:
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Yesterday #ICE physically restrained my client just outside the #EastBoston District Court clerk's office immediately after he made bail. The chief of probation said it was the first time in 40 yrs immigration authorities had actually entered the courthouse.
2/ He is 21 years old. No crim record. 1 month away from a greencard. Facing serious harm if deported.

We had done everything possible to keep him from #ICE, but even the #Boston #TrustAct could not protect him.

This is a problem.

@LydiaMEdwards @marty_walsh @adrianmadaro
3/ Even when they are on a state-issued GPS bracelet, ICE officers will cut the bracelet off and toss it back onto a probation officer's desk. Even so, probation told me that they are officially "neutral" on #ICE actions. I tried to explain that there is no "neutral" here.
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Today I went to a protest. The protest was on Trump's child detention policy and the shittiness of ICE. Appropriately, it took place in front of the building that houses ICE's San Francisco office, on Sansome Street in the coldest part of town, the Financial District. /1
A noontime wind whipped off the Bay and through the dark streets. Many in the crowd - between 700 and 1000 - difficult to tell because there was a lot of coming and going - were bundled up or shivering.
The scene was solemn, the chants strong but cold. /2
Unlike every other San Francisco protest I've been in, this one had no joy. That sounds strange, but, when you are out on the street with others, united for or against some cause, there is warmth in solidarity. You don't feel alone, you feel hope, you feel joy. /3
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Atty General Sessions announced on May 8th that @CBP will separate parents & children at the border - even those following the process to request asylum. 📰

Children will be taken to temporary holding facilities run by HHS. 1/6 #StopSeparatingFamilies
The # of migrant children held by the US govt has surged 21% in the past month. As of May 29th, the govt had 10,773 children in custody.

HHS is adding is considering housing children at military bases as a last resort. 2/6 📰 #ImmigrantChildren #CBP
What can you do? Signing this petition is a good start.

You can also help spread the word by sharing this petition and thread. 3/6 #TuesdayThoughts #WhereAreTheChildren #immigrants
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If you're following: #WhereAreTheChildren (children being LOST by ICE/DHS/HHS) and #KeepFamiliesTogether/#EndFamilySeparation (ICE/DHS separating families seeking asylum), it's a LOT of info to keep up with.

Here are some helpful articles/threads. Adding more as I find them.
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THREAD: Federal officials verbally, physically, & sexually abusing many (& then *losing* other) immigrant children

WHAT CAN WE DO?? Read on:

First, to get a complete and painful understanding of the WIDESPREAD ABUSE of these children, read this report based on thousands of government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It’s a HARD read. ☹…
Chris Hayes also put out an important summary of what’s happening with Federal agents systematically taking children away from parents at the border (even children as young as a year old).…
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