Why did family separation happen? FOLLOW THE MONEY. Then #EndFamilySeparation #EndFamilyDetention and #AbolishICE
Trump administration appointees went from profiting off the deportation machine to working directly in it interc.pt/2zbr5uV by @lhfang
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Aug 16, 2018
15 months ago this week, Jean Jimenez, a 27 Year-Old DREAMer with diagnosed schizophrenia and a prior history of suicide attempts, ended his life after spending 19 days in solitary confinement at ICE's for-profit Stewart immigration prison. 15 more have died since. Why?
2/ Through #FOIA litigation, courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…, Jean's family learned much more last week about how ICE responds to medical neglect of people in its custody -- especially people who die as a result. Here are two pages from the key document.
3/ Days before Jean got to Stewart, ICE and CoreCivic officials told @DHSOIG the dangerously low staffing levels there were a "ticking bomb." revealnews.org/blog/staff-des… The full docs are available here: wabe.org/wp-content/upl… ICE medical officials concurred: govtribe.com/project/ihsc-m…
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Jul 14, 2018
Thread: Some rare good immigration news came today. Last yr, as part of a deal to get Iraq off the list of countries in Muslim Ban 1.0, ICE began rounding up 100s of Iraqi nationals who had old, unexecuted deportation orders—nearly all of whom came as refugees. #NashvilleKurds /1
Nashville is home to the largest population of Kurds outside of #Kurdistan. At least 12 and as many as 20 #NashvilleKurds were targeted. amp.tennessean.com/amp/379582001 ICE sought to detain these men in far-flung, for-profit prisons and deport them without hearing to torture/death /2
But @ACLUofMichigan @mjschlanger @CivilRightsCH Code Legal, and partners across the country stepped up and filed class-action habeas litigation that successfully halted these deportations, given people time to find lawyers and file for fear-based protection, and seek bonds /3
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Jul 13, 2018
With help from @leedsgarcia & @fwd, attorney @MarleeDeck flew our second #Nashville #EndFamilySeparation client to NYC tonight. Moments ago, she reclaimed her son, whom she hadn’t seen since May “no llore mama.” He said. Don’t cry, Mom. @AHouseElPaso They fky to BNA @ 130pm Fri
@AHouseElPaso, @MarleeDeck, @leedsgarcia and I demanded DHS #ReleaseRepresentReunify. Today. Not tomorrow. Today. And they did. Thanks again to @tnimmigrant @StephanieTeatro and @NCD_NashvilleTN for showing up and welcoming Yakelyn tonight. And to Barrett Johnston Martin&Garrison
TFW you never wanna let go.
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Jul 6, 2018
Heartfelt apologies for the disappointment felt by my 1000s of new MAGA followers who read the thread I wrote about my meeting with Pres. Obama that’s bounced around 19M times (literally). But maybe you’ll be interested in what @AlexNowrasteh and @mkolken have to say. #FF
It has been amazing to watch a couple thousand people tweet some version of “where was your outrage when Obama did it?!” at liberals and fake news outlets, while simultaneously showing zero outrage now, and doing nothing to stop it. If that’s the takeaway, idk, Man. IDK.
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Jul 3, 2018
.@KamalaHarris might point out “what ICE really does” includes some other links. Thread? Okay.
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Jun 27, 2018
Please read all of this. We’re living in a moment when the same government officials crying for “law and order” are lying to the judiciary: Federal judge frees Salvadoran teen accused of gang ties, pens lengthy rebuke of his detention by ICE interc.pt/2KbcYuN by @alicesperi
@Gregoire1125, warrior with the @LegalAidNYC Immigration Pro Bono project, is doing as much as anyone in immigration courts and federal courts across the country to hold government officials accountable when they make shit up, tear families apart, and deport US Citizens.
Secret evidence, secret courts, and purportedly unreviewable allegations of gang associations are being used to stigmatize Central American migrants, and scapegoat immigrant communities. @ILRC_SF @OCAD_CHI @NIPNLG @ACLU_NorCal and @abogadatejana and others are fighting back.
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