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Clinical Assoc. Prof., Immigrants' Rights & Human Trafficking clinic @BU_Law. Write & teach about immigration, detention & abolition. mom, baker, runner. 🏳️‍🌈
Jun 11, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
today the AG overruled a precedential case that allowed survivors of domestic violence to obtain asylum. this decisions is deeply troubling and a dangerous harbinger for what's to come. here's what happened. 1/… protecting survivors of DV under asylum law has been litigated for nearly 20 years in the US. @CGRShastings & @KarenMusalo, among many others, have done groundbreaking work to advance the law allowing survivors of DV to receive asylum when their gov'ts can't protect them. 2/
Jun 10, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
the detention of immigrant kids & families isn't all new, but thanks to @chrislhayes and others, it's finally getting the mainstream attention and outrage it deserves. many have asked what they can do to help - a few ideas. #EndFamilySeparation #KeepFamiliesTogether 1/ first: money! there are fantastic, smart, hardworking attorneys in the trenches doing this grueling work every day. give to them. a few suggestions in the thread to follow. (there are many people doing this vital work - not an exhaustive list.) 2/