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Executive director @nipnlg. Immigrant rights lawyer and advocate. Proud mama to most adorable boys. Roots in Lebanon, Palestine. Views my own.
Jul 30, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Today @MuslimAdvocates & Lotfi Legal filed the first legal challenge to the Trump Administration’s implementation of the #MuslimBan on behalf of 36 USCs, LPRs, and Iranian, Libyan, Somali, Syrian, and Yemeni individuals whose visas have been denied or stalled under the ban /1 The lawsuit is a class action on behalf of both US-based relatives and impacted people from the 5 countries. Now that SCOTUS has allowed the ban to remain in effect indefinitely, the least the Trump admin can do is live up to its own law /2
Jun 25, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Tonight, I’m returning home to my own babies, carrying with me the faces and voices and stories of the moms and dads I spoke to over the past few days who do not know where their children are or when they will next see them. /1 The mom whose deaf and mute son was taken away from her. The moms fleeing horrific domestic abuse. The moms whose family members were killed by gangs and whose lives and children’s lives were threatened. The dad tied to a tree and beaten. The dad threatened with mutilation. /2
Jun 23, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Just wrapping up from a long day at a border immigration detention center today, where along with a rock star team of women attorneys we interviewed more than 100 people. /1 Just between the three of us, @ofelial1 @SEDLAW15 and I talked to more than 30. Two most notable observations: /2