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Mom of twins & other things.
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Sep 6, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Scanning through Flores reg - will highlight pieces in this thread below. PG 2: "Most prominently, the rule would create an alternative to the existing licensed program requirement for family residential centers, so that ICE may use appropriate facilities to detain family units" This part is basically them arguing that they need a licensing workaround to be able to build more jails that house moms and kids. You know, like the ones where that 3 year old recently died after leaving the conditions there. #FamiliesBelongTogether
Aug 24, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
Important thread below about a horrific human rights tragedy happening that no one is paying attention about, PLEASE PLEASE read through it: 👇🏽#ForBlackMauritanians Mauritanians fled to the United States in the 90’s 00’s seeking asylum. Many were granted the ability to lawfully stay here due to the live-endangering risk of return, but many others missed the 1 year deadline due to not understanding our legal system, getting bad advice, etc 2/
Aug 15, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
DACA litigation update thread - it's not really news, but helps give continued context, so DOJ just filed in the DC litigation. As a reminder, the DC litigation is the one that a couple weeks ago went above & beyond the 9th & 2nd Circuit injunctions & told the govt. to....1/ not only keep renewals going, but to restart the ability for NEW DACA applications to be filed. This would be like teenagers who are 15 and wanting to get work authorization, driver's licenses, etc. Anyway - this was a big victory led by Microsoft, Princeton, NAACP, etc. 2/
Jul 11, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Some of the logistics involved in helping a reunited family upon reunification:

The place of reunification (of the ones that happened yesterday) is based on wherever the govt sent the child when they took the child from that parent at the Southern border (anywhere in US)

Remember when we said kids were being sent everywhere without their parents, well they were. So now that they are under the government's oversight as they pursue their asylum claims, where they are reunified is not where this family likely ends up. 2/
Jul 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
When the govt starts to pat itself on the back for reuniting small babies on Tuesday please remember the following:

1. The only reason they’re doing this is because the litigators at the ACLU got a court order mandating it.


2. They’ve openly admitted to not being able to fully account for where the parents of the 4&under kids. And so they’ll only be helping an estimate 50% of those 2/
Jul 2, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
We must stop this! #FamiliesBelongTogether & Free… Call/email these people & ask them to stop this:

County Judge — Hon. Aurelio "Keter" Guerra
Office (956) 689-3393

County Commissioner Precinct 1 — Hon. Eliberto "Beto" Guerra Office (956) 689-4214
Jul 2, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
We need to get these mothers out of Hutto & reunited with their children! Please read these heart breaking accounts from women inside this detention center. #FamiliesBelongTogether thread 1/… One mother writes "“We beg you to help us, return our children. Our children are very desperate. My son asks me to get him out and I’m powerless here.”… #FamiliesBelongTogether
Jun 16, 2018 14 tweets 8 min read
I'm on another plane (this time to the border) - another thread on things you can do to help #EndFamilySeparation and #KeepFamiliesTogether, updates 1/ One opportunity to help is to volunteer w/ @TXCivilRights - they are in need of Spanish, Mam, Q’eqchi’ or K’iche’ and have paralegal or legal assistant experience to help w/ their legal intake process in McAllen, TX - here is the volunteer form:…
Jun 9, 2018 27 tweets 11 min read
I'm on a plane, so might as well do this. Feeling helpless about the family separations at the border? Guess what, there are many people & organizations who need your help & electeds who need to do more. Things you can do to help parents & kids at the border thread below. 1/ Let's start w/ Texas: One organization that could use your help is @netargv - who are they? Well, they are some of the best story-tellers of the border region, however, they are also kind souls taking donations for families sleeping outside of ports of entry in extreme heat 2/
May 25, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
I work full time on federal immigration policy - like it’s literally how I spend 70-80 hours a week, and I can’t even keep up with the velocity of policy changes from his administration. They are on a clearly delineated mission to cause tremendous harm & no one seems to care. A lot of people replied to this tweet saying they cared & will demonstrate they care by voting. I’m here to break the somber news that this isn’t enough. But I will list some additional ways to help below in this thread: