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"Today’s...policy [extends] yesterday’s family detention." In PA @aldea_pjc & @shutownberks work to support people imprisoned in and abolish "family detention centers." The "DHS Kidnapping policy" escalates existing imprisonment policies implemented to "deter" migration. (thread)
One of the major migrant family prison camps is in Berks County, PA. This camp was one of three locations used by ICE's effort, begun in the prior administration, "to set an example and prevent a recurrence of the 2014 border crisis" (language from WAPost)
The kidnappings policy=a prison abolition issue. Fake justifications for child "separation" relate to the longstanding (@queermigrations has good work on the history) practice of imprisoning migrants, refugees, & asylum seekers. Imprisoning families *together* is *also* horrific.
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Want to know #WhereAreTheChildren ? Here’s what happens when a family seeks asylum at the US border (Thread)
First, it’s important to know that it’s LEGAL to seek asylum at a Port of Entry. CBP is obligated to accept refugee families, but we’ve recorded hundreds of instances of unlawful turn-aways. Families lucky enough to be processed face a horrific system designed to tear them apart
If minor children are traveling with both parents, Dad is almost always detained separately. That means his asylum case proceeds apart from that of his family. We’ve seen many cases of dads deported while his wife and kids remain in the US #EndFamilySeparation
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