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Thread on growing threats targeting immigrant and refugee survivors and how we can support as part of #FreeThemAll National Week of Action. #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE
#ICYMI, check out the recording of #AbolishICE Teach In: Free All Criminalized Survivors featuring Ny Nourn and Floricel Liborio Ramos, formerly incarcerated immigrant survivors! #FreeThemAll #SurvivedAndPunished facebook.com/survivedandpun…
Immigration laws have always been rooted in the violent history of genocide and slavery. Fleeing violence (migration) is often deeemed "illegal" by immigration and criminal legal systems #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Deportations have always compromised the safety and healing of survivors of gender violence, regardless of who's in power. ICE is used as a tool by abusers to maintain control and power over survivors #FreeThemAll #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE
Obama ("deporter in chief") deported over 2.5 million people from our communities including countless survivors. His admin created the deportation machine that is being expanded right now. #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
Violence frm criminal legal&immigration systems=inseparable. Immigrants/refugees most vulnerable to deportations = already marginalized/harmed by state violence, esp those who've had contact w LEA (CBP, ICE, police, probation, etc). #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Ex: Muslim Ban criminalizes Muslims and their migration and also prevent (Muslim) refugees from fleeing war (including gender violence exacerbated by war). Every1 deserves safety no matter where they were born #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE #NoMuslimBanEver
Many law enforcement agencies share information with ICE to facilitate deportations, such as release date of folks from jail. Some even loan out their jail beds to ICE for $ to incarcerate immigrants facing deportation. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Mandatory arrests, where both survivor/abuser may be arrested on a domestic violence call to police, could lead to immigration detention due to law enforcement entanglement in the deportation machine #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Recently, we've seen ICE target and arrest survivors at courthouses, who have shown up to access legal remedies like a restraining order. This is yet another weapon added to the arsenal of abuse #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll #SurvivedAndPunished
Example: Last year, Ms. Gonzalez, a trans undocumented woman from TX, was arrested at the courthouse while seeking a protective order. It's widely believed that her abuser tipped off ICE to make the arrest #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
Queer&trans folx migrating to the US to flee from homophobia and transphobia are criminalized for survival and disproportionately experience violence while incarcerated including solitary confinement #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
In abusive relationships with immigrant survivors, abuser will withold legal docs and $ necessary to adjust immigration status, threaten to deport by calling cops or ICE, weaponize limited English proficiency in courts, etc. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
We also see how criminalized survivors are funneled into immigration jail immediately after gaining their freedom from jail and prisons: Nan-Hui Jo, an immigrant survivor, was incarcerated again from one jail to another. #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
Frmerly incarcerated #SurvivedAndPunished organizer Ny Nourn called police 4 help, only to be blamed/convicted 4 not "controlling" her abuser. Bc she's a refugee, she was incarcerated AGAIN after being granted commutation&parole by Gov after 16 yrs inside #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Immigration courts are overseen by the Department of Justice. Jeff Sessions, a man too racist to become a fed judge, a man with nativist, white supremacist groups, is in charge of overseeing immigration courts. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Recently, DOJ announced restricting asylum for survivors of domestic violence and gang violence. This is devastating esp for women, queer, trans, and GNC ppl who are disproportionately affected by both DV and gang violence. #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE #SurvivedAndPunished
So how can we support immigrant and refugee survivors? Support and follow orgs like @survivepunish @CIYJA @immigrantpower @OfficialBLMP @aaaj_alc @CALimmigrant and countless others who run deportation defense campaigns. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Write to and visit folks inside immigration jail. Orgs like @MigrantFreedom has a visitation program that you can join. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
Join local efforts 2 disentangle LEA from deportations (sanctuary, freedom cities, demilitarization efforts). @ICEoutofCA @BAJItweet @ellabakercenter @SBCCoalition @AFSCSanDiego are some orgs you can follow to learn more. #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE

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