1/ This is Heyli. She is a six-year-old migrant. In a video call with her mother on Friday, she was sobbing uncontrollably — rubbing her eyes and rocking back and forth.
She’s waiting to be reunited with her father. bit.ly/2LjJQSH2/ Heyli is in an Arizona shelter, waiting to be reunited with her father, Carlos, who is in a detention center in South Texas. bit.ly/2LjJQSH
Jul 23, 2018 • 19 tweets • 10 min read
1/ Rotten meat. Outbreaks of chickenpox. Tearful separations.
These are the conditions migrants are describing in federal custody.
trib.it/k72/ Migrant families passing through detention facilities have long complained of such conditions.
But new attention has been placed on these families under the administration’s practice of separating families. trib.it/k7
Jul 18, 2018 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
1/ NEW: The Trump administration has summoned immigrant infants too young to talk into court to defend themselves.
Some were of breastfeeding age.
From @KHNews: trib.it/k42/ These are children who need frequent touching and bonding with a parent.
They need naps every few hours.
They’re unable to speak and still learning when it’s day versus night.
1/ For the first time in a generation, there is a Democrat running for Congress in every single district in Texas. #tx2018trib.it/k12/ Most of these candidates will likely lose. But many are seeing a fundraising boom. trib.it/k1
Jun 24, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/ Thread: The @texastribune has learned that Central American men being detained in a privately-operated ICE facility near Houston are reportedly being offered reunification in exchange for voluntary deportation. bit.ly/2MjqJEc2/ One detainee — speaking anonymously for fear of retaliation — said he and other asylum seekers were offered reunification for deportation. bit.ly/2MjqJEc
Jun 20, 2018 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
1/ In mid-May, there were nearly 4,000 unaccompanied migrant children living in 32 shelters across Texas. Here’s what we know about all of the shelters — including the violations they’ve received. trib.it/ih2/ Southwest Key Programs has received $204.5 million in federal funding so far in the 2018 budget year. Inspectors found 246 violations at the group’s 16 facilities in the last three years. trib.it/ih
THREAD: 1/The #AustinBombings story is a fluid situation with a lot of updates and changes. There's been some confusion around what is happening — so here's everything we know right now. #txlege#texastrib.it/8q2/ What has happened so far? Five bombs have exploded — leaving two dead and several others injured. Here are photos from a vigil for a 17-year-old victim. #txlege#AustinBombingstrib.it/8q
Mar 4, 2018 • 25 tweets • 23 min read
1/ THREAD: Democratic early voting surged across Texas. Democratic turnout more than doubled from four years ago, while Republican turnout rose less than 15 percent. #txlege#tx2018bit.ly/2oGK4pG2/ 370,219 Democrats voted early in the state’s 10 counties with the highest number of registered voters compared to 282,928 Republicans. #txlege#tx2018bit.ly/2oGK4pG
Nov 1, 2017 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
1/ A Russian Facebook page organized a protest in Texas. Then a different Russian page launched the counter-protest. trib.it/Q2/ Heart of Texas, a Russian-controlled Facebook group that promotes secession, planned an anti-Muslim rally in May. trib.it/Q
Oct 27, 2017 • 13 tweets • 7 min read
1/ In Texas, renting furniture can land you in jail. We explore how with @NerdWallet: bit.ly/2lnj3bI2/ A law written decades ago lets rental companies file criminal charges against Texans who miss payments. bit.ly/2lkxDk6