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Parents & children are not just being separated at the border. They are being separated in every state by @ICEgov - an immoral force ripping apart families everywhere. It’s time to #AbolishICE so we can #FreeOurFuture and #EndFamilySeparation.
U.S. Citizens - Call Congress and ask them use their oversight authority to #EndFamilySeparation. We must ensure the rights of children and parents are respected, and our legal system is allowed to work. Call- (202)224-3121 to share this important message. #ReuniteFamiliesNow
@DHSGov - the @UN has recommended guidelines for human rights at international borders . The actions the DHS is taking do not comply with these guidelines. Stop the human rights abuses! #ReuniteFamiliesNow #EndFamilyDetention @womensmarch @UnitedWeDream
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Caging children is child abuse. Forcibly splitting children from their parents is child abuse. This should not be a left/right issue. This is humane versus inhumane, right versus wrong.
13 years ago, I co-founded @lumos, which works to stop child incarceration, reunite families a the truth about child institutions, often wrongly called ‘orphanages.’ There is a huge body of research to show that institutionalising children causes profound harm.
Institutionalisation was especially prevalent in Eastern Europe, where children were taken from their families to be ‘raised’ in state-run institutions. The statistics on these children’s subsequent life outcomes are appalling. (See @lumos website for all research)
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I AM A CHILD (Thread):

I am child
escaping harm
Wrapped in the arms of my mother
Searching for a place to belong



Our journey
full of terrors
Sacrifices she made
to flee our abusers



It took weeks to get here
there was hope in sight
Uniformed men stopped our entry
Hope denied



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I haven't said much publicly about the horror happening at our border because it's *almost* too hard to get my head around, but now this new policy masquerading as a fix is just a bridge too far. #STOPDETAINMENT #ReuniteFamiliesNow
Snatching kids in TX and bringing them to HARLEM! It's enraging. They're making it so these families will have an even harder time locating their children!! It's hard enough to navigate the child welfare system as a citizen. Imagine as an immigrant.…
Here are a few ways that folks can help. Please take note of the smaller, more local/regional organizations first.…
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