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The few methods of communicating info in immigration prisons (call ctrs, word of mouth) are not accessible for disabled/deaf folks.

Attorneys/advocates, please actively look for disabled folks during visits & ask your clients if they've seen disabled/deaf folks in their prisons.
Rapid response teams are noting extremely high need for #MentalHealth support for hearing/non-disabled folks due to the psychological toll of separations/conditions.

The need is magnified with Disabled/#DeafInPrison.

You can submit info anonymously here: bit.ly/infodeafprison
Folks keep mentioning detention & deportation as though they're unaware of how deadly our system is.

US jails & prisons KILL
Deportation KILLS
Family separation KILLS

This is being done in our names & now is not the time to sit down quietly.


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Aug 16, 2018
The "I can do anything except..." framing in Disability/Deaf communities is ableist.
I know that very few want to admit or discuss this but it needs challenge, intense scrutiny & deep reflection and conversation. Not necessarily here but I hope folks are having these conversations cuz this is harmful.
It runs counter to Disability Rights, Disability Justice and Disability Solidarity precepts and praxis. It allows society to continue to believe that others who are unable to do some things are inherently lacking which contributes to systemic societal marginalization.
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