[de-ice..dēˈīs..verb.. remove ice from]
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a U.S. federal government law enforcement agency under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICE is charged with the investigation and enforcement of over 400 federal statutes within the United States, and maintains attachés at major U.S. embassies overseas.
..ICE is the second-largest criminal investigative agency in the U.S. government after the FBI
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responsible for identifying and eliminating border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security vulnerabilities. There is an estimate of about more than 20,000 ICE employees in approximately over 400 offices within the United States including 46 other countries
had been adding most ice relateds here: united we dream
adding page this day
Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) tweeted at 9:02 PM – 26 May 2018 :
…families again. You do not have to a whole lot about slavery to know children were routinely sold off. Hell, Roots & Underground told us that…If you watched. Anyway, violently ripping children out of their mother’s hands IS America. It always has been. Ask yourself… (http://twitter.com/ReaganGomez/status/1000572895460900869?s=17)
Ladies Jacket Club (@subtlerbutler) tweeted at 4:42 PM – 26 May 2018 :
The point of reminding people that Obama deported a tremendous number of people and empowered ICE isn’t to play “gotcha.” It’s to promote the understanding that Trump is not unique and didn’t come from nowhere. The whole system must be dismantled (http://twitter.com/subtlerbutler/status/1000507410438639617?s=17)
De-ICE (@dweinberger) tweeted at 7:16 AM – 27 May 2018 :
Stomach-turning. The full institutionalization of a fascist policy. #AbolishICE https://t.co/PdYUQBOR6a (http://twitter.com/dweinberger/status/1000727531346112512?s=17)
Antonio Arellano (@AntonioArellano) tweeted at 2:10 PM – 27 May 2018 :
ICE’s largest family detention center, Karnes County Residential Center in Texas, run by contractor GEO Group, has a prison bus just for babies.
baby bus from 2016
ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody
Russ Kick @ AltGov2 (@thememoryhole2) tweeted at 4:52 PM – 27 May 2018 :
In 2016, a court unsealed photos & video frames from inside Border Patrol’s holding facilities for immigrants.
The public had never seen the inside of these places before. Media outlets ran only a few images, so I posted all 190:
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:43 AM – 5 Jun 2018 :
Journalist @DebbieNathan2 describes mass trials of migrants in Texas: “What you see is somewhere between 20 and 40, all triple-shackled [in orange jumpsuits]… It really makes you think of something like Abu Ghraib, except this is legal now in this country” https://t.co/xZeZYvDu7T (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1003980520093618176?s=17)
The immigrants in the courtroom, some of whom have been separated from their children, are often instructed to answer the judge with their pleas en masse, says Debbie Nathan. Nearly all say, “Culpable” (guilty). “It doesn’t feel like due process,” Nathan says. #DNlive https://t.co/rQcwK3vqxg
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1003982800129855488
BREAKING: Federal judge allows @ACLU lawsuit challenging family separation at the border to move forward, says alleged conduct “shocks the conscience” and is likely unconstitutional. https://t.co/1LxDCaWb4R
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cristianafarias/status/1004504478194774016
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:46 AM – 8 Jun 2018 :
Manuel Pacheco – whose family brought him to the US from Mexico when he was 3 – was scheduled to graduate high school in Des Moines this week. Instead, ICE sent him back to Mexico. He was murdered there this week: 3 weeks after being sent there https://t.co/BgvhfY4p4T(http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1005053536651108352?s=17)
Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) tweeted at 11:26 PM – 12 Jun 2018 :
Ripping children from their parents arms…
Putting children in cages…
Now building “tent cities” to warehouse children…
Trump’s America, 2018. https://t.co/ZiCY1wazGWhttps://t.co/wAF6DBWJQk (http://twitter.com/astroehlein/status/1006769873094103040?s=17)
Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) tweeted at 5:36 AM – 13 Jun 2018 :
And yes, the image is from 2014 – which is why I was careful to leave the caption in the image. The point is, some US abuses against asylum seekers are not new. But the abuses have accelerated massively under Trump… (http://twitter.com/astroehlein/status/1006862867981889536?s=17)
Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 13 Jun 2018 :
Since early May, the Trump administration has separated over 658 children from their parents at the US border under its unjust and cruel new “zero tolerance” policy. (http://twitter.com/astroehlein/status/1006863430735876103?s=17)
Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) tweeted at 10:24 PM – 13 Jun 2018 :
One final thing that stuck out: this former WalMart is 250,000 square feet.
The boys have under *40* square feet of living space each.
Lights go out in there at 9PM every night.
Will have more tomorrow on @TODAYshow, @Morning_Joe & @MSNBC.
Thanks for sharing this story. (http://twitter.com/jacobsoboroff/status/1007116627664502790?s=17)
bad blood on hold..
First, there’s no law requiring family separation. Second, this administration seizes even kids of parents who entered legally. Third, for those who entered illegally, they don’t get their kids back after their jail time. I’ve described the policy as evil https://t.co/q0NYQOLo7x https://t.co/lf3H4SBAfC
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1008674118139564032
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 5:23 AM – 19 Jun 2018 :
Our 2nd most-watched interview this week is from 2015 with @johncarlosfrey: “Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken” https://t.co/1GM0XJrumM (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1009033912952217601?s=17)
Stephanie Tait (@JoyParadeBlog) tweeted at 5:31 AM – 19 Jun 2018 :
4/Even if we released them all tomorrow, the negative effects of what we have done to them will follow them for the rest of their lives. https://t.co/ZKbKuxYCjp(http://twitter.com/JoyParadeBlog/status/1009035944324820992?s=17)
(@OaklandElle) tweeted at 11:59 AM – 18 Jun 2018 :
I don’t want things to go back to the way they were before this administration, where people were willing to ignore the suffering of families at the border & in prisons, so long as it happened quietly & under the purview of someone who embraced respectability. I want to STOP it. (http://twitter.com/OaklandElle/status/1008771147284955136?s=17)
Nikhil fb share:
President George W. Bush created ICE in 2003 after INS functions were transferred from the Department of Justice to the newly created Department of Homeland Security. In this light, immigrants are considered a threat to national security rather than worthy of humanity and justice.
ICE is a rogue white supremacist organization tasked with kidnapping, torturing, and terrorizing immigrant families.
Our Democratic members of Congress need to grow a spine and DEMAND THE DEFUNDING OF ICE and an investigation into its crimes, including reported complicity in the deaths of countless immigrants.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal visited asylum-seekers held at the Sea-Tac Bureau of Prisons facility in Washington state. She describes women routinely deceived by guards, told they would be taken for a photograph or to a judge, and returning to find their children gone. http://ow.ly/wWHP30kzoyO
Remember the piles of wedding rings taken from holocaust victims and how we see it now and wonder how we ever let the violation of human rights get so far well yeah https://t.co/POKdmibgKk
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/clarissalule/status/1008584906249666560
Schools don’t teach about Native children being taken from their families & abused at boarding schools. If they did people would see the glaring, terrifying similarities between that & Fox News telling viewers that stolen immigrant kids are benefiting from ‘haircuts & schooling.’
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RuthHHopkins/status/1009108365551775745
The Stream (@AJStream) tweeted at 4:30 AM – 20 Jun 2018 :
Do you think there could be long-term consequences that impact children who are separated from their parents? Why or why not? Read more and tweet us your thoughts. #FamiliesBelongTogether #EndFamilySeparation #KeepFamiliesTogether
1\ maté trauma law: every case of addiction originates in trauma
2\ maté basic needs: authenticity & attachment
most invisible/blatant evidence is the state/conversation we are in now – from longtime ongoing separations ie: daycare (aka school/job/incarceration/war); stress from daycare
As of Thursday, 11,432 migrant children are in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, up from 9,000 at the beginning of May
Administration officials had started making preparations to hold immigrant children on military bases. On Thursday, the Trump administration said it will house children in tents in the desert outside El Paso.
Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) tweeted at 5:16 PM – 19 Jun 2018 :
Most powerful statement I have seen yet about Trump child separation policy—from children (now seniors) who suffered a similar fate during the Holocaust. Must watch @ADL_National @JGreenblattADL. #FamilesBelongTogether https://t.co/M1lR5OCOn5 (http://twitter.com/NormEisen/status/1009213446284627969?s=17)
the meals, the bed, is not enough.. there’s a family bond which has been cut.
a young child in particular, and the mother, they’re one, in a sense, it’s one entity.. how can you break that up..
the longer they are away from their families the greater the harm
when we see evil we must call it out
rachel maddow 1 min clip on tender age shelters
on changed policy.. but still planning to separate
Please share. https://t.co/0xkPXVDAUK
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/joshuamanning23/status/1009482831519629312
Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) tweeted at 8:47 PM on Wed, Jun 20, 2018:
Terminal C. I’ll be there https://t.co/nEa1N7hJhL
I can’t independently confirm this, but a very sobering thread. https://t.co/903zdQkhri
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1009543360288260097
“Children…described being held down and injected, according to the federal court filings…children were told they would not be released or see their parents unless they took medication and that they only were receiving vitamins.”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/leahmcelrath/status/1009466309862744064
Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) tweeted at 5:56 PM – 20 Jun 2018 :
They do not know how to reunite the families.
They never PLANNED on reuniting the families so they never considered how.
The children are with HHS and the parents are with DHS, two completely separate enormous bureaucracies.
This is catastrophic.
Also: WHERE ARE THE GIRLS? https://t.co/g1Q9oKZCcS (http://twitter.com/4everNeverTrump/status/1009585836592005120?s=17)
Zoe Gardner (@ZoeJardiniere) tweeted at 5:49 AM – 20 Jun 2018 :
Borders lead, necessarily, to horror and abuse, children caged, or children abandoned to drown in the Mediterranean. Open borders should not be considered the extreme position, controls should be. https://t.co/HhnGytPFrp (http://twitter.com/ZoeJardiniere/status/1009402880888131584?s=17)
Jill Jacobs (@rabbijilljacobs) tweeted at 11:22 PM – 20 Jun 2018 :
People, please stop talking about “legal” immigration. 1) If your family (like mine) came before 1924 and was not Chinese (earlier racist law), they just walked right in 2) Then the borders closed because US decided we had enough Jews, Italians, other undesirables (1/5) (http://twitter.com/rabbijilljacobs/status/1009667975677399040?s=17)
Zoe Gardner (@ZoeJardiniere) tweeted at 4:46 AM – 21 Jun 2018 :
Great thread, clearly laying out the horrifying reality of what’s going on in Trump’s America for migrant and refugee families. https://t.co/rD3f8E1Cff (http://twitter.com/ZoeJardiniere/status/1009749287704645633?s=17)
honor harger (@honorharger) tweeted at 5:02 AM – 21 Jun 2018 :
This thread is one of the most important (and disturbing) pieces of analysis on the situation in the U.S. that I’ve read so far. Essential reading.
(Via @milouness) https://t.co/iH7D6Iqzyd (http://twitter.com/honorharger/status/1009753453130702848?s=17)
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 5:25 AM – 21 Jun 2018 :
The long, sorry history of separating children from parents: At the time there are always apologists (“womp womp”), but eventually regret at a practice that is not just abhorrent but also truly evil. My column: https://t.co/m92YSGN5JEhttps://t.co/V7uaG8jduO (http://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1009759107010695168?s=17)
(via Carmen Medina rt) Jesse Eisinger (@eisingerj) tweeted at 5:54 AM – 20 Jun 2018 : While it’s necessary to focus on children concentration camps, the reality is that our policy discussion has been hijacked. The border crisis is a myth. Immigration has been falling. Doesn’t hurt wages or increase crime. It isnt in the top 100 serious challenges for our country. (http://twitter.com/eisingerj/status/1009404126126456832?s=17)
cc @DrJudyStone https://t.co/JyMx6ptSol
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ethnobot/status/1009772635834716162
Dozens of children believed to have been separated from parents at the border are being cared for in Maryland. Social workers are trying to find relatives of toddlers who can’t talk and lawyers are figuring out how six year olds can help with asylum cases
A local news channel in New York has captured video of officials secretly transporting migrant girls in Manhattan in the dead of night. New York City’s mayor is demanding answers from the federal government: http://ow.ly/vLYK30kBt1E
I really don’t care about Melania Trump’s “I REALLY DON’T CARE” jacket. The Defense Department has been told to prepare to house 20,000 children on military bases. Up to this point we’ve only been told about 2,300 children. How many children has Donald Trump kidnapped and abused?
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ProudResister/status/100988278212062412
Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 5:27 PM on Thu, Jun 21, 2018:
So guuuyyyys…. as long as you’re suddenly interested in caged children, any chance we can talk about the over 10k incarcerated children in America, and the thousands of children who have been sentenced as adults?
Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 5:34 PM on Thu, Jun 21, 2018:
Maybe this whole imprisonment and so-called justice system isn’t really working out for us.
Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) tweeted at 5:34 PM on Thu, Jun 21, 2018:
And here’s an article with more facts:
Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) tweeted at 4:19 PM – 22 Jun 2018 :
The Red Cross says it’s being denied access to federal detention centers where children separated from parents are being held.
When other countries deny relief orgs access to detention centers, the United States used to employ every means available to change that policy. https://t.co/pG9uqai0x4 (http://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/1010286240179150849?s=17)
Janus Cassandra (@zenalbatross) tweeted at 6:24 AM – 26 Jun 2018 :
This is wild. All of us tech researchers are sitting here warning about the small, subtle ways algorithmic bias can support fascism — and meanwhile ICE has essentially created a button that prints “detain immigrant” when pressed https://t.co/kfbXJrOq6L (http://twitter.com/zenalbatross/status/1011586002257891328?s=17)
Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) tweeted at 7:12 PM on Tue, Jun 26, 2018:
For everyone claiming the press never criticized the Obama administration’s terrible treatment of immigrants, here’s a video I did in 2015 https://t.co/83RKEy7737.
Staggering how much worse things are three years later under Trump
ACLU (@ACLU) tweeted at 10:02 PM – 26 Jun 2018 :
The judge ruled that the Trump administration must reunite separated families within 30 days, and children under 5 must be reunited with their parents within 14 days. #FamiliesBelongTogether (http://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1011822108559724544?s=17)
Children as young as 3 are appearing in court without their parents to plead their case to stay in the country.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASE/status/1012482778368180225
The 2,000-plus children will likely need to deal with court proceedings even as they grapple with the ongoing trauma of being taken from their parents.
“The parent might be the only one who knows why they fled from the home country, and the child is in a disadvantageous position to defend themselves,” Toczylowski said.
Given the trauma the children faced in their home country that spurred their families to flee and the pain of being separated from a parent, the expectation that children can mount a legal defense is “unconscionable,” said Dr. Benard Dreyer, director of the division of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.
“It’s certainly grossly inappropriate,” said Dreyer, who is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics advocacy committee. “I’m ashamed that we’re doing this.”
children are being served with notices to appear in court. They are not entitled to an attorney but rather are given a list of legal services organizations that might help them.
Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) tweeted at 4:53 PM – 28 Jun 2018 :
It looks like literally the entire country is protesting family separations on Saturday. Check out this map of planned protests. https://t.co/hy7TmLaTNUhttps://t.co/gpt2trEUbD (http://twitter.com/jbendery/status/1012468951006269440?s=17)
Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) tweeted at 2:24 PM – 29 Jun 2018 :
Former @ICEgov general counsel heads to prison after running a scheme to defraud aliens in various stages of immigration removal by using their personally identifiable information to open lines of credit and personal loans in their names. https://t.co/xVkfmyQyoi (http://twitter.com/adamgoldmanNYT/status/1012794071709036544?s=17)
young turks rt
Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) tweeted at 2:15 PM – 29 Jun 2018 :
The two military bases that the Trump admin will house migrant children in have been littered in toxic chemicals, including:
– nuclear waste
– carcinogens (e.g. chromium, TTHMs)
– Agent Orange (allegedly)
My latest for @tytinvestigates: https://t.co/IutVBSuB6T (http://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1012791602304241670?s=17)
Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) tweeted at 5:10 AM – 2 Jul 2018 :
What the actual shit, Denmark?! https://t.co/LyHRHRlhHf (http://twitter.com/Dymaxion/status/1013741637938352133?s=17)
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) tweeted at 6:37 AM – 4 Jul 2018 :
Denmark, a nation based on homogeneity and trust, has struggled to integrate their immigrant population. The nation’s political leaders just unveiled a new batch of laws targeting immigrants who refuse to adapt to Danish culture. https://t.co/w8UmY22Uq5 (http://twitter.com/ASE/status/1014488382863560705?s=17)
Parents Are Struggling to Reclaim Their Children from the Office of Refugee Resettlement
A few days ago, Hernández learned that it will be several more weeks, at least, before the government can return her son. In order to regain custody of their children, immigrants like Hernández need to collect documents that prove their fitness as parents and submit their fingerprints—and the fingerprinting alone takes about twenty days to process.
Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) tweeted at 8:47 PM – 5 Jul 2018 :
The images they showed of the concentration camps for children were horrifying, but I worried most about what they didn’t show to the cameras. This is one example of why. https://t.co/saJqOImJzS (http://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/1015064591838138368?s=17)
Elham Khatami (@ekhatami) tweeted at 12:21 PM – 5 Jul 2018 :
Just under 3,000 kids remain in govt custody after having been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
100 of those children are under 5 years old. https://t.co/M7wUeYykjp (http://twitter.com/ekhatami/status/1014937416568893442?s=17)
Saul Kaplan (@skap5) tweeted at 5:56 AM – 6 Jul 2018 :
It’s not hard to reunite 3,000 children with their families if we deploy a new model leveraging next practices. It’s stubborn humans and existing practices that get in the way. (http://twitter.com/skap5/status/1015202744779595776?s=17)
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:04 AM – 11 Jul 2018 :
TODAY: @houstonchron’s @lomikriel & immigration lawyer Barbara Hines on the Trump administration’s failure to meet yesterday’s deadline to reunite migrant children under 5 with their parents. Watch 8-9AM ET at https://t.co/Xup8cdtnFB https://t.co/Fp18wtfiMi(http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1017016795964825600?s=17)
Boryana Dzhambazova (@BoryanaDz) tweeted at 5:12 AM – 15 Jul 2018 :
Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention https://t.co/24fhG6OVCw (http://twitter.com/BoryanaDz/status/1018453130797813761?s=17)
The facility’s list of no-no’s also included this: Do not touch another child, even if that child is your hermanito or hermanita — your little brother or sister.
Last week, in trying to comply with a court order, the government returned slightly more than half of the 103 children under the age of 5 to their migrant parents.
But more than 2,800 children — some of them separated from their parents, some of them classified at the border as “unaccompanied minors” — remain in these facilities, where the environments range from impersonally austere to nearly bucolic, save for the fact that the children are formidably discouraged from leaving and their parents or guardians are nowhere in sight.
Depending on several variables, including happenstance, a child might be sent to a 33-acre youth shelter in Yonkers that features picnic tables, sports fields and even an outdoor pool. “Like summer camp,” said Representative Eliot L. Engel, a Democrat of New York who recently visited the campus.
Or that child could wind up at a converted motel along a tired Tucson strip of discount stores, gas stations and budget motels. Recreation takes place in a grassless compound, and the old motel’s damaged swimming pool is covered up.
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 4:37 AM – 16 Jul 2018 :
Parents waiting to be reunited with their children: “To the people of the United States, please help us. We are desperate parents… The United States government kidnapped our children with tricks and didn’t give us the opportunity to say goodbye” https://t.co/W2WliQNB6f https://t.co/lgceBxbLv5 (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1018806838320599041?s=17)
TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 4:30 AM – 18 Jul 2018 :
Cold, hunger and sleeplessness. Immigrant children describe dire U.S. detention conditions https://t.co/RdVVE4GzjY (http://twitter.com/TIME/status/1019529733531426818?s=17)
Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) tweeted at 6:13 PM – 17 Jul 2018 :
Please don’t let the Russia story detract from the fact that the WH has failed to comply w/a federal court order to reunite thousands of migrant children inhumanely stripped from their parents.
Those kids & parents are still suffering unimaginable pain.
salvadoran mom reunited w 3 yr old son after 41 days
he’s diff.. he’s aggressive
Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) tweeted at 4:44 AM – 23 Jul 2018 :
Where are the children? No, seriously, this isn’t a slogan. Where are they? They ripped these kids from their parents and only 50 out of 3000 have been reunited. This is not over just because the President is making all caps threats to Iran. (http://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1021345202634743808?s=17)
700 kids still separated from their families after government misses reunification deadline
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1022616330434953216
The Nation (@thenation) tweeted at 4:23 PM – 27 Jul 2018 :
A “tender age” six-year-old girl was forced to sign this document after being sexually abused in an immigrant detention center while separated from her mother. https://t.co/5besh6AOzI https://t.co/LBMF4fboEU (http://twitter.com/thenation/status/1022970790650814464?s=17)
Deepak Gupta (@deepakguptalaw) tweeted at 7:01 AM on Sat, Jul 28, 2018:
A 6-year-old girl separated from her parents under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy was repeatedly sexually abused in a detention facility and made to sign a form agreeing that it was her responsibility to keep her distance from her abuser. https://t.co/SDwwR7S1oM
(@umairh) tweeted at 5:53 AM – 1 Aug 2018 :
Wrong. It should induce people like you to use words like genocide and crimes against humanity, but you don’t have the stomach to. https://t.co/t3NeQjz7nO(http://twitter.com/umairh/status/1024624073547112448?s=17)
David Leopold (@DavidLeopold) tweeted at 4:21 AM – 6 Aug 2018 :
“Children as young as 14 stripped naked, shackled, strapped to chairs, their heads encased in bags, left for days or longer in solitary confinement, and in some cases beaten and bruised — it sounded like a scene from the Soviet gulag.” https://t.co/9c1I7gNQ2b (http://twitter.com/DavidLeopold/status/1026413004936695808?s=17)
Peg (@ethnobot) tweeted at 6:09 AM – 14 Aug 2018 :
…”handcuffed, shackled and beaten…stripped of their clothes and locked in solitary confinement, sometimes strapped to chairs with bags over their heads”
Utter depravity. https://t.co/pRR2VZTrMr (http://twitter.com/ethnobot/status/1029339135910338568?s=17)
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) tweeted at 12:44 PM – 17 Aug 2018 :
Three weeks after a court deadline, 565 immigrant children, 24 under the age of 5, will sleep alone tonight on American soil without knowing where their parents are. No more excuses, no more delays. Reunite these families. #FamiliesBelongTogether (http://twitter.com/RepJoeKennedy/status/1030525842034761728?s=17)
ACLU (@ACLU) tweeted at 2:10 PM – 24 Aug 2018 :
Reminder: The consequences of family separation will far out-last this administration.
Watch one family’s reunion after months of separation. #FamiliesBelongTogether https://t.co/ECahAhgOtG (http://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1033084026893070338?s=17)
Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) tweeted at 6:20 PM – 26 Aug 2018 :
Video Of The Day: “A Coloring Book for Migrant Children Representing Themselves” https://t.co/s1Z03iQmtV(http://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo/status/1033871804761235457?s=17)
crazy 4 min video
This isn’t just a child that doesn’t recognize his mom, this is a trauma response following an attachment injury caused by the US government. As a psychotherapist that works with children I can’t tell you how heartbreaking this clip is to watch. https://t.co/cOOoRdKi6N
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mftkate/status/1033229148804853760
Attachment is foundational and the building block for how we relate to our world. It is a survival strategy developed in response to our caregivers to get our needs met. A secure attachment creates resilience, leads us to form healthy relationships & general well-being
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mftkate/status/1033230023778607104
This is one story. One of hundreds. These are real people with real emotions. It makes me sick that any human or government entity would willfully separate families and inflict pain and trauma on these precious ones. God have mercy on their souls.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mftkate/status/1033234630688813056
Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) tweeted at 6:07 PM on Wed, Aug 29, 2018:
Unconstitutional sickening evil https://t.co/RO5F6qEqW9
josie duffy rice (@jduffyrice) tweeted at 5:52 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
this year alone, the trump administration expects to spend about $1 billion on detaining immigrant children https://t.co/GXpzWkFbQb(http://twitter.com/jduffyrice/status/1035314373554663425?s=17)
Prerna P. Lal, Esq. (@prernaplal) tweeted at 5:57 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
@jduffyrice Our tax dollars at work! Hate is expensive (http://twitter.com/prernaplal/status/1035315491177291776?s=17)
Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 30 Sep 2018 :
Hundreds of Migrant Children Quietly Moved to a Tent Camp on the Texas Border via @NYTimes https://t.co/4l7Ns3zTI8(http://twitter.com/craigjcalhoun/status/1046368426032340992?s=17)
Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 2 Oct 2018 :
What we know about 1,600 migrant kids Trump just relocated to Texas tent concentration camp https://t.co/KDL3AtV8dihttps://t.co/Pzl6g7JwNs (http://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/1047086299067428865?s=17)
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 2 Oct 2018 :
I find the idea that we as a country are taking funds from Head Start so that we can pay to imprison immigrant children in holding pens without beds or showers just repulsive. https://t.co/J7oRuUft84 (http://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1047093853772296192?s=17)
son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant (@doctorow) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 12 Oct 2018 :
Meet Helen, 5, detained by Trump, forced to sign away her rights in court. https://t.co/MZCyVjSyVBhttps://t.co/dpLAKRIjYZ(http://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1050717901987168260?s=17)
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 7:06 AM – 27 Oct 2018 :
Did you know? Nearly 50% of ICE’s community arrests occur in just 24 counties. https://t.co/izxUlq2SnX (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1056170170505404419?s=17)
According to a new report, 24 out of 3,200 counties see around half of all of ICE’s community arrests.
The largest immigration raid in U.S. history happened in Postville, Iowa. Over a couple of days in May 2008, teams of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents flooded the tiny meatpacking town, arresting over 389 people as helicopters swirled overhead. A decade later, memories of the incident remain fresh; some residents who were children during the raid are still in therapy, one local advocate told the Des Moines Register.
Our report details how firms like @Amazon @Microsoft @Palantir profit from detention & deportations.
We show how tech lobbying —> massive gov. contracts —> storing biometric data on millions & providing tech for deportations #NoTechForICE
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ConMijente/status/1054726902525517824
jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) tweeted at 7:24 AM – 3 Dec 2018 :
For decades, the US waged dirty wars, backed right wing death squads and ran murderous CIA ops in Central America. This is the history and context missing from the media coverage of the migrant caravan “crisis:” https://t.co/2lT2u2VK5q (http://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/1069598268307501056?s=17)
Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart) tweeted at 6:40 AM – 14 Dec 2018 :
important thread. https://t.co/uhnnEqOGzl (http://twitter.com/bonstewart/status/1073573525552807936?s=17)
siddiqi border law.. et al
Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) tweeted at 7:30 AM – 3 Jan 2019 :
A wonderful graphic shows how everyone in this country, except Native Americans, is from somewhere else https://t.co/FxnF3JLUNq (http://twitter.com/FastCoDesign/status/1080833715369070592?s=17)
tornillo – tent city
Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:35 AM – 4 Jan 2019 :
“I was shocked that such camps existed,” says @RepJudyChu, of her visit to the Tornillo prison camp, where thousands of migrant children are being detained. “We drove for an hour past civilization, past dead cotton fields. It seemed like there was nothing.” #DNlive https://t.co/ihdv0ERCkV (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1081182242171424770?s=17)
Tornillo facility for migrant kids will remain open into 2019, federal government confirms
The facility, which critics have called a “tent city” and sits on a remote port of entry in far West Texas, was opened in June to house mainly unaccompanied minors who crossed the border without parents or guardians
Over a period of seven months, a vast temporary facility built to hold migrant children emerged in the Texas border town of Tornillo. And then, it was gone, @tanvim writes. https://t.co/3qKamGku2J
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1085523593222672384
“It’s kind of ironic that a port of entry that was developed for reasons that should have served to create better relationships with our counterparts on the Mexican side is being used to jail kids,” said David Stout, an El Paso County Commissioner. “It’s quite a far reach from its original purpose.”
absent the border wall whose funding standoff has closed the U.S. government for three weeks and counting, this complex of incarcerated children became perhaps the clearest physical expression of the cruelty and chaos of the Trump-era response to southern migration.
“It’s based on the sense that the border is some dangerous place that that has to be controlled, and that the people who are crossing the border are dangerous people that have to be kept away from the rest of society,” said Robert Moore, the El Paso-based journalist who covered the rise and fall of the Tornillo tent city for Texas Monthly. “So we [wound] up with this very visible scar in our community.”
“The children should be home with their parents,” Lynn Johnson, the assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families at HHS, told NPR at the time. “The government makes lousy parents
@umairh) tweeted at 6:56 AM – 14 Jan 2019 :
“Do Americans Understand They’re Beginning to Commit The Legal Definition of Genocide?” by @umairh https://t.co/PBfJyjSRxV(http://twitter.com/umairh/status/1084811609648840704?s=17)
What kind of people do all that? 1) Begin to commit the legal definition of genocide 2) Don’t understand or know what genocide is 2) Deny it 3) Hope to protect themselves from the unbearable reality of it, by never talking about? Go ahead and judge for yourself. I won’t put any words in your mouth. I will just ask this. Is that the kind of people we are becoming? Can you let your defense mechanisms stop protecting you from these thoughts — and hold them for just a second, even though they are painful to think?
NationSwell (@NationSwell) tweeted at 7:08 AM – 19 Jan 2019 :
The humanitarian crisis at the border has been quietly raging for 25 years. John Hunter was “sick and tired of people dying out here and all this yapping going on, and no one doing jack,” so he founded a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives in the desert. https://t.co/PNlr1z2ApV (http://twitter.com/NationSwell/status/1086626337828278273?s=17)
ICE must be destroyed (@Itmechr3) tweeted at 3:23 AM on Thu, Jan 31, 2019:
1. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a section in Utopia of Rules where @DavidGraeber lays out an argument about how the Foucauldian view of power causes people to forget that there’s someone with a gun to shoot people who get out of line.
Moreover, ICE must be destroyed
CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:19 AM – 6 Feb 2019 :
The border zone, which hugs the entire edge of the United States and runs 100 air miles inside, includes some of the densest cities.
In fact, this zone is home to 65.3 percent of the entire U.S. population. (from May 2018) https://t.co/JvapXaTXaB(http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1093121947523837952?s=17)
Abraham Gutman (@abgutman) tweeted at 1:47 PM – 23 Jun 2019 :
I had nightmares because of the Holocaust as a little kid. I remember as a child needing to work through what was it about people like me that was so unworthy.
The grandkids of every person in a concentration camp on the border today will go through this too. (http://twitter.com/abgutman/status/1142881823715991558?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 5:34 AM – 25 Jun 2019 :
Nearly 250 migrant children who were held at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas, will be shifted into the Department of Health and Human Services’ shelter system by Tuesday following reports of poor conditions at the facility. https://t.co/Iy5UBVWuRu (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1143482488163131393?s=17)
Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) tweeted at 9:29 AM – 24 Jun 2019 :
The US government is paying private businesses $775 per day to keep children in sub-human conditions.
For that money, these kids could stay at the Hilton, eat from the buffet, and we’d still have millions to spare.
Someone is making a KILLING off the torture of children. https://t.co/RLV3w1sZpj (http://twitter.com/Mikel_Jollett/status/1143179389250592769?s=17)