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Sep 21, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
You’re completely wrong, President Trump — about sexual abuse and its reporting.

To all those who are survivors of sexual assault: We hear you and we’re with you. Facts DO matter. Thread 👇

Rape is the most under-reported crime. 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Only 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities.
Aug 16, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Today the government submitted a new plan to locate the hundreds of parents whom it deported without their kids. We've negotiated with them on several fronts, but a huge issue remains 👇 The government is arguing that deported parents and children can only be reunited in their countries of origin.

This means that parents won't be able to resume asylum claims and children may have to forfeit theirs.
Aug 16, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Let’s have a conversation about ‘honesty.’

THREAD 👇 Donald Trump is the same president who, as a candidate, told supporters he would “open up our libel laws” to sue journalists. In fact, he promised: “We’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”…
Aug 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: In challenge to Sessions' policy of denying asylum protection to immigrants fleeing domestic violence and gang brutality, the judge blocked the government from deporting our clients as he considers the case.

However, disturbing news came to light during the hearing. While in court, we found out that the government had deported a client and her young child just hours before, putting their lives at risk.

This directly contradicts the government's commitment to the court that NO ONE would be removed until tomorrow at the earliest.
Jul 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
The House Committee on Appropriations just advanced a bill today that would increase the DHS’s budget for next year to a total of $51.4 billion, including $5 billion for Trump’s border wall. If adopted by Congress, this would increase the budget for ICE and CBP — the agencies responsible for family separation and the mass detention and deportation of immigrants.
Jul 12, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
🚨 Update on our family separation case:
The Trump administration failed to meet the deadline to reunite all kids under 5. We’ve asked the court for specific remedies to ensure this does not happen again.

We won't allow the government to waste time. #FamiliesBelongTogether The administration claims to have reunited 58 children as of today. The government said they would give us notice of a time and place for each reunification so that we could arrange for nonprofits to be onsite to help families and verify reunifications.

That didn't happen.
Jul 2, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: US district court blocks Trump policy of arbitrary detention of asylum seekers fleeing persecution, torture, or death.

Judge orders case-by-case review of whether each asylum seeker in our class action lawsuit should be released on humanitarian parole. Today’s ruling means the Trump administration cannot use indefinite detention as a weapon to punish and deter asylum seekers.

It is a rejection of the blanket policy of locking up those seeking protection in this country.
Jun 29, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
JUST IN: The Inspector General of DHS released a report showing ICE fails to meet basic detention standards, with little to no accountability.

This comes on the heels of DHS's plans to jail tens of thousands of immigrants, including children and their parents, on military bases. The independent DHS Inspector General has exposed how ineffectual ICE inspections are, and how delinquent the agency is in addressing serious violations. In some cases, inspectors outright lied — and were caught by the Inspector General during the course of its investigation.
Jun 21, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Right now, thousands of kids are separated from their parents. Here's what the president's new executive order fails to do. Thread/ Let's break down what Trump's executive order means for the families who are currently separated:
Jun 20, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
El Presidente Trump se ha sometido a la voluntad pública y a nuestra demanda presentada el 26 de febrero.

En primer lugar, los niños no deben ser separados de sus padres—y no merecen estar en cárceles. La supuesta solución de Trump para resolver la propia crisis que creó, llega demasiado tarde. Es una crisis que no debería haber ocurrido, y que ha causado daños irreparables a miles de familias inmigrantes.
Jun 20, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
President Trump has been brought to his knees because of massive public pressure, and our lawsuit that we filed on February 26.

Kids should not have been separated from their parents in the first place — and they still don't belong in jail. #KeepFamiliesTogether Trump's alleged solution to this crisis of his own making is months too late. It's a crisis that should never have happened, and it's caused irreparable damage to thousands of immigrant families.
Jun 5, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
We're still fighting the Trump administration's no-abortion policy for young immigrants in federal custody. Yesterday, two big rulings came out — from SCOTUS and the DC Court of Appeals. #JusticeforJane

We understand that's confusing, so we're going to break it down. Thread ↓ Yesterday, the Supreme Court:

✓ Vacated a decision that applied to one woman, who already got an abortion, without addressing the Trump administration's no-abortion policy overall.

✓ Rejected the administration's claim that our lawyers acted unethically by helping our client.
Jun 5, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Five years ago today, Edward Snowden revealed through journalists that the NSA was conducting the largest domestic mass surveillance program in American history.

Snowden changed the world, and we're all better off for it. Thanks to Snowden's disclosures, people worldwide were able to engage in an extraordinary and unprecedented debate about government surveillance.

In the US his historic act of whistleblowing prompted all three branches of government to rein in out-of-control NSA spying.
Jun 4, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: SCOTUS reversed the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, based on concerns specific to the case.

The Court did NOT rule that the Constitution gives a right to discriminate. Some background on #MasterpieceCakeshop: Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado in July of 2012. They were planning to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception, and invited Charlie’s mom along to help them pick it out.
May 23, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Documents obtained by @sdACLU @ACLUaz @ACLU_BRC show the pervasive abuse and neglect of immigrant children in Customs and Border Protection custody. Officials at @CBP allegedly:
• Kicked a child in the ribs
• Ran over a 17yo with a patrol car
• Sexually assaulted a 16yo girl in a search
• Detained a 4lb premature baby and her mother in an overcrowded and dirty cell full of sick people
May 8, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Today, Congress introduced the “Protect and Serve Act” which says it addresses violence against law enforcement.

But this bill serves no purpose other than to further dangerous and divisive narratives that there is a ‘war on police.’ In the House version, a new criminal statute for offenses against police is superfluous, given the many existing federal and state laws that protect law enforcement officers specifically.
May 3, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Under Trump, ICE is dramatically expanding its presence in communities, including at courthouses. As a result, many immigrants are afraid to report crimes and participate in court proceedings.

This chilling effect has been felt in civil and criminal courts across the US. After surveying 232 law enforcement officers in 24 states, it's clear that ICE's increased presence has consequences:

• 22% said immigrants were less likely to make police reports
•21% said immigrant crime survivors were less likely to help in investigations
Apr 12, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Mike Pompeo, when asked about his bigotry towards Muslims: “Look at my record.”

We did:… Before leading the CIA, Pompeo was a member of Congress, where he used his position to smear Muslims as a threat not only to security but also to Christianity.
Apr 2, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will soon appear before Congress to address news that Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 50 million users.

Members should #AskFacebook about its collection, use, sharing of sensitive data. Here’s where they should start:… Why did Facebook ignore warnings to adopt procedures that would have prevented the Cambridge Analytica fiasco?

We warned Facebook to close privacy holes that ultimately led to this incident as far back as 2009. The company ignored those suggestions again and again. #AskFacebook
Mar 7, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Court rules: Your religion can't be used as an excuse to fire a transgender person. Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated against Aimee Stephens when it fired her after she told her employer that she would begin presenting as a woman because she is transgender.
Jan 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Today the White House released a hateful proposal that would slash legal immigration to levels not seen since the racial quotas of the 1920s, eliminate legal channels for African immigrants, and spend $25BIL for a wasteful border wall + increase in Border Patrol and ICE agents. Stephen Miller has said that his proposal is ‘extremely generous,’ but the only community that benefits from this supposed generosity are white supremacists.