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(@apbmore)

5 Hours Ago

Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping to find a job and a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her. Art by @broobs.psd . . . . #immigrationreform #bordercontrol #excessiveforce #sayhername #policemilitarization #dumptrump #shewantedafuture #complicity #wakeup #payattention #keepyoureyesopen #chingalamigra #fuckice #immigrantsmatter #nohumanisillegal #borderpatrol #fuckthewall #humanrights #claudiapatriciagomezgonzales

Regrann from @popularpolitics - Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #staywoke #🇺🇸 #wherearethechildren

(@black_folks)

4 Hours Ago

These are slightly different, but they’re both abhorrent! How does a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing immigration laws, which I believe are unjust, lose track of 1500 children in the span of three months?! That’s extremely troubling, not just from a legal perspective but from a social perspective. Firstly, ICE just cruelly ripping away children from their parent/s custody is inhumane! Secondly, these terrible situations are a symptom of the unjust immigration policies that the Trump administration has been enforcing, and the racist rhetoric promulgated by the President himself which dehumanizes and criminalizes brown immigrants for coming to this country. This also puts into question the motives of the government, there needs to be an investigation implemented to recover these children! But ultimately we need HUMANE immigration policies. These draconian policies by the last few administrations have called for immigrants to be sent back, detained, separated, and denied basic human rights! Children should not be stolen from their parents because they immigrated “illegally” and brown people should not be arrested and criminalized for coming here. It is even more problematic that no-one wants to take any legal responsibility, because this has been reduced to an “everyday occurrence,” by the Homeland Security Secretary. This whole criminalizing and abuse of brown Latinx immigrants is despicable and so is this administration. ________________________________________________________ #brownpeople #wheresthekids #immigrationreform#justiceforimmigrants #blackexperience #blacklivesmatter #blackpower #blackactivist #activism #freedom #race #racism #black #intersectional #problack #justice #empowerblackwomen #womanism #blackwomen #intersectionalfeminism #empowerwomenofcolor #blackgirlsrock #black #blackexcellence #sexism #lgbtqa #oppression #empowermarganalizedvoices

(@brittvisible)

4 Hours Ago

Here are some things you can do: 1) give money to the ACLU ✅ 2) wear a yellow bracelet and open yourself to up to bringing this up in conversation, particularly with your white and privileged friends and family ✅ 3) educate yourself further on the subject. If you’re skeptical start with the Snopes article on if the giver ember lost 1,475 immigrant children (spoiler: yes they did). ✅ . . Anytime there’s a problem that makes me feel hopeless and powerless I try to remember those three action items: 1) $ 2) convo 3) education . . . . .. . . #bopo #immigrationreform #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #bodypositivity #bodypositive #activism #fatacceptance #socialaction #plussizefashion #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards

(@statevsus)

4 Hours Ago

#unitedstatescustoms and #border Protection on Friday released a slightly different account of a border agent's fatal shooting of an undocumented #migrant near Laredo, Texas, raising new questions about what actually happened. After initially reporting the agent was attacked by migrants armed with "blunt objects," the federal agency on Friday said only that the group "rushed" the officer after ignoring orders to get on the ground. But its latest version of events makes no mention of blunt objects described in an agency statement issued after Wednesday's shooting in the border town of #riobravo. Additionally, the #borderpatrol at first reported that a round from the officer's gun "fatally wounded one of the assailants" but the latest statement refers to the gunshot victim as a "member of the group." Customs and Border Protection on Friday canceled a new conference on the #shooting and instead released its updated statement. The woman who was killed was identified as #claudiapatriciagomezgonzalez, 20, of San Juan Ostuncalco in #guatemala, Webb County Medical Examiner Corrine Stern said Friday. The cause of death was not released. READ MORE AT STATEVSUSMAG.COM LINK IN BIO 👆🏿👆🏿 #statevsusmag #ice #immigration #immigrationreform #daca #government #congress #senator #trump #cnn #justiceforclaudiagonzalez

(@bsu1967)

6 Hours Ago

Border Patrol is changing their account of an incident on Wednesday, that resulted in the death of 20 year old Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles, a Guatemalan native who traveled to Texas to pay for her education. A Border Patrol officer was called to the scene after accounts of illegal activity in Rio Bravo, Texas. After the incident, Customs and Border Protection released a statement stating that a lone Border Patrol officer “came under attack by multiple subjects using blunt objects.”. In response to this, the officer fired on a single shot, killing Gómez Gonzáles. But, after canceling a newly scheduled conference, Border Patrol is now changing their story. In a new statement issued yesterday, there is no reference to “blunt objects”. According to this new statement , the officer ordered a group of immigrants to “get on the ground” and instead of following his command, the group charged at the officer. Also in this new statement, Gómez Gonzáles is referred to as “one member of the group”, which is different from the statement made on Wednesday, which refers to Gómez Gonzáles as an “assailant”. Lidia Gonzáles, mother of the victim, told a local news station that “We’re poor and there are no jobs here. That’s why she traveled to the U.S. But they killed her. Immigration killed her.” #borderpatrol #gomezgonzalez #immigration #immigrationreform

(@kimmothycole)

8 Hours Ago

If public schools had LOST 1500 kids, there were be an outcry. People would go to prison. Rightfully so. Hold ICE accountable. #detainice #deporticeofficers #ice #immigration #evil #immigrationreform

"United States authorities have "lost" over 1,400 immigrant minors. Many have been turned over directly into the hands of traffickers by U.S. govt. When the hands of evil move against vulnerable children, God weeps and rails like a mother who has lost her own. When injustice goes unaccounted for, you can trust this: God's judgment will come to bear. On Wednesday, Claudia Patricia Gómez González, an unarmed Indigenous, 20 year old woman was killed by an ICE agent near Larendo, Texas. The violence at the border of the United States comes by way of our own hands, our own history of pushing people out of their own countries. God is our comforter. And. God is surely full of fury. Want to learn more about the bigger picture at play? Check out "Our God is Undocumented" by Ched Myers and Matthew Colwell" #repost from @enfleshed #immigrationreform #immigrants #humanrights #wherearethekids #missingkids #migrantkids #claudiapatriciagomezgonzales #ice #iceabuse #intersectionality #lovingthemarginalized

(@ibrakeforalgae)

13 Hours Ago

Shot dead by US Border Patrol, in search of a better life. Gómez Gonzáles. She had a name and family and friends. It's a senseless loss not only for the victim and her family, but for America. This woman just wanted to learn, work, and contribute more than most Americans ever will. So fucking sad. What a mess. "Gómez Gonzáles was a Maya-Mam indigenous woman and had reportedly graduated from a program in forensic accounting in 2016. She had hoped to further her education, her father, Gilberto Gómez, told the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre. Lidia Gonzáles, the woman’s mother, told a local news channel that the family didn’t have enough money for her daughter to continue her studies." #america #borderpatrol #thisiswhatfreedomlookslike #usborderpatrol #migrants #migrantworkers #immigration #immigrationreform And while we're on the subject of politics, fuck this guy - - - > @realdonaldtrump. I hope for everyone's sake you are arrested or forced into early retirement.

(@fpoenewz)

13 Hours Ago

@daphneposh - The Obama administration tried something similar to deter immigrant families from coming to the U.S. In August 2014 the government began a policy of not issuing bonds to families with the stated aim of forcing them to remain in detention to discourage future immigrant families from coming to the U.S. . In 2015 a federal district court in Washington D.C. ruled the no-bond policy unconstitutional, in part for lacking any evidentiary correlation to preventing new arrivals and because it unjustifiably denied the families their liberty in order to attempt to change the behaviors of other people. .  The Trump administration is attempting to do the exact same thing, and it is also unconstitutional for similar reasons. First, our constitution does not allow the government to punish one person solely in an attempt to alter the behavior of someone else. Second, there is absolutely no evidence that separating families will deter more families from coming. I have worked with detained families for over three years and the vast majority of them are asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home country. . Parents do not voluntarily take their children from their home, school, friends, and family, on a long and dangerous journey through crime-ridden countries, without very good reason. Even if parents hear that the U.S. government is separating families, for many parents the most important thing is that their children are safe. In fact, one of the reasons that parents travel with their children is to protect them on the journey. As one asylum seeker explained to me, ''if you have a 50 percent chance of surviving if you leave your country but you will definitely be killed if you stay, the choice to make the journey is easy.'' . The Trump administration completely fails to grasp the danger that these families are facing in their countries. The administration also fails to understand that our asylum laws exist to protect people, and that they require that those seeking asylum have a chance to apply for protection. 💔🇺🇸 . . #immigrationreform #asylumseekers #shitholecountry #shitholepresident - #regrann

(@lorelovins)

15 Hours Ago

No one deserves to be shot in the head. No child deserves to be trafficked, beaten, threatened, or sexually abused. #immigration #immigrationreform #humanrights #protectkids via @wiisaakodewinini , @borderangelsofficial , @kamalaharris , and @undocumedia

(@ayalayall)

15 Hours Ago

Her name is my name. My heart breaks again and again. Shot in the head. What in the ever living fuck. Rest in Power sweet sister. 💙 #sayhername #justiceforclaudia #immigrantjustice #chingalamigra #immigrationreform #nohumanisillegal Artwork by @lsiete7 #repost @womensmarch with @get_repost ・・・ ‪#claudiapatriciagomezgonzalez was 20 years old. She left Guatemala and came to the US to find a job to pay for her education. ‬On Wednesday, she was shot in the head by a Border Patrol officer.‬

(@fiel_braysoaks)

18 Hours Ago

US lost track of 1,500 immigrant children, but says it's not 'legally responsible' The federal government has placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors, but last year it couldn't account for nearly 1,500 of them. Steven Wagner, a top official with the Department of Health and Human Services, disclosed the number to a Senate subcommittee last month while discussing the state of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that oversees the care of unaccompanied immigrant children. Wagner is the acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. ORR is a program of the Administration for Children and Families. CNN reported earlier this month that, in his testimony, Wagner said during the last three months of 2017, the ORR lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children it had placed in the homes of sponsors. Wagner said the Department of Homeland Security referred more than 40,000 immigrant children to the ORR during the 2017 fiscal year. After a stay in an ORR shelter, the majority of children are sent to live with sponsors who have close ties to the children -- typically a parent or close relative, Wagner said, though some end up living with "other-than-close relatives or non-relatives." Between October and December 2017, Wagner told the subcommittee, the ORR reached out to 7,635 unaccompanied children to check on them. But the ORR "was unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 children," Wagner testified. An additional 28 had run away. That's more than 19% of the children that were placed by the ORR. But Wagner said HHS is not responsible for the children. "Our policy is if you break the law, we will prosecute you," Nielsen said. "You have an option to go to a port of entry and not illegally cross into our country."

(@trumplockhimup45)

20 Hours Ago

#repost @popularpolitics ・・・ Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #impeachtrump #lockhimup #ivankatrump #melaniatrump #vote2018 #midtermelections #dayofdistress #bluewave #mueller #treason

(@daphneposh)

21 Hours Ago

The Obama administration tried something similar to deter immigrant families from coming to the U.S. In August 2014 the government began a policy of not issuing bonds to families with the stated aim of forcing them to remain in detention to discourage future immigrant families from coming to the U.S. . In 2015 a federal district court in Washington D.C. ruled the no-bond policy unconstitutional, in part for lacking any evidentiary correlation to preventing new arrivals and because it unjustifiably denied the families their liberty in order to attempt to change the behaviors of other people. .  The Trump administration is attempting to do the exact same thing, and it is also unconstitutional for similar reasons. First, our constitution does not allow the government to punish one person solely in an attempt to alter the behavior of someone else. Second, there is absolutely no evidence that separating families will deter more families from coming. I have worked with detained families for over three years and the vast majority of them are asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home country. . Parents do not voluntarily take their children from their home, school, friends, and family, on a long and dangerous journey through crime-ridden countries, without very good reason. Even if parents hear that the U.S. government is separating families, for many parents the most important thing is that their children are safe. In fact, one of the reasons that parents travel with their children is to protect them on the journey. As one asylum seeker explained to me, ''if you have a 50 percent chance of surviving if you leave your country but you will definitely be killed if you stay, the choice to make the journey is easy.'' . The Trump administration completely fails to grasp the danger that these families are facing in their countries. The administration also fails to understand that our asylum laws exist to protect people, and that they require that those seeking asylum have a chance to apply for protection. 💔🇺🇸 . . #immigrationreform #asylumseekers #shitholecountry #shitholepresident

(@bethechangellc)

23 Hours Ago

The world would be different if #tupac was alive today.

(@d.kroo)

23 Hours Ago

There is no reason to do this. This is inhuman and it is disgusting that we would ever allow ourselves to arrive ar such a disturbing and unjust place. America, you are not great. This? Kidnapping a child away from it's mother? This is not strength. This is cowardice. Thank you for sharing this @kamalaharris #sosickofwinning #enoughisenough #immigrationreform #families

En memoria de los que han fallecido al servicio de los Estados Unidos. Que Dios bendiga los Estados Unidos! Les deseamos que tengan un buen fin de semana festivo. 🌠🇺🇸 In remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. God bless America! Please have a safe holiday weekend. 🌠🇺🇸

(@fiel_braysoaks)

24 Hours Ago

Border Patrol agent kills undocumented woman in Texas (Rio Bravo) An undocumented immigrant was shot and killed Wednesday by a Border Patrol agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, according to US Customs and Border Protection. The agent was responding to a report of illegal activity near a culvert and discovered a group of undocumented immigrants, the agency said. The agent tried to apprehend the group, but he came under attack by people using blunt objects. The agent fired at least one round, fatally wounding one person, CBP said. The woman was shot in the head, said Fire Chief Juan C. Gonzalez of Rio Bravo Fire & Rescue. She still had a pulse when the department arrived at the scene at 12:47 p.m., he said. But by the time his team got supplies, she no longer had a pulse, Gonzalez said. In a bystander video posted on Facebook, a woman yells at an agent: "Why are you mistreating them? Why are you mistreating them? Why did you (shoot) at the girl? You killed her. He killed the girl. She's laying there and she's dead." The video showed an agent leading away some men. CBP said responding agents apprehended three undocumented immigrants. The incident comes as lawmakers continue to say that Border Patrol agents face rising dangers on the job and more than a month after President Donald Trump ordered the deployment of National Guard troops to secure the US-Mexico border. But Border Patrol agents lead far safer work lives on average than most other law enforcement officers. Data show that assaults against the 19,500 agents of the Border Patrol have been dropping, not rising.

(@chelsey.dyer)

24 Hours Ago

Repost via @witnessforpeacesoutheast The murder of 16 year old Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles by US border patrol agents is a despicable act of violence; one of many committed and perpetuated by the structural violence of US immigration policies. Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles' death is visible, but should remind us of the thousands of other deaths US policies cause which go unseen and unheard of. The US' policy of Prevention through Deterrence forces migrants to cross the border in extremely inhospitable environments, thereby working to kill more individuals who are attempting to enter the US to create a better life. The evidence of the deaths of migrants, who are fleeing the violence and economic instability perpetuated by US foreign policies, is hidden in these barren desert landscapes. This policy, crafted by people fully aware of the deaths it was likely to cause, not only blames environmental factors for the deaths of migrants but also works to blame migrants themselves for their attempts to cross. It is a purposeful strategy of US government officials designed to mask the violence US policies perpetuate and deflect blame onto migrants who are simply trying to escape violence and economic injustice- injustices and violence which are themselves the consequences of global socio-economic policies designed to concentrate wealth into the hands of a few and criminalize those who work towards change. The same policies that the US creates, supports, and exports through its foreign policy. Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles' murder was not the result of a "few bad apples". It was the result of a system of "border control" built on racist, neo-colonial policies that dehumanize those who were not born within the United States' fictionalized borders; policies that we will continue to fight, to change, to abolish every single day. ¡Claudia Patricia Gómez González- Presente! To learn more about the structural violence of US border patrol policies check out Jason DeLeon's "Land of Open Graves" and/or the articles in the comments below. #structuralviolence #preventionthroughdeterrence #immigrantjustice #immigrationreform #claudiapatriciagomezgonzales Image via @hea

The murder of 16 year old Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles by US border patrol agents is a despicable act of violence; one of many committed and perpetuated by the structural violence of US immigration policies. Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles' death is visible, but should remind us of the thousands of other deaths US policies cause which go unseen and unheard of. The US' policy of Prevention through Deterrence forces migrants to cross the border in extremely inhospitable environments, thereby working to kill more individuals who are attempting to enter the US to create a better life. The evidence of the deaths of migrants, who are fleeing the violence and economic instability perpetuated by US foreign policies, is hidden in these barren desert landscapes. This policy, crafted by people fully aware of the deaths it was likely to cause, not only blames environmental factors for the deaths of migrants but also works to blame migrants themselves for their attempts to cross. It is a purposeful strategy of US government officials designed to mask the violence US policies perpetuate and deflect blame onto migrants who are simply trying to escape violence and economic injustice- injustices and violence which are themselves the consequences of global socio-economic policies designed to concentrate wealth into the hands of a few and criminalize those who work towards change. The same policies that the US creates, supports, and exports through its foreign policy. Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles' murder was not the result of a "few bad apples". It was the result of a system of "border control" built on racist, neo-colonial policies that dehumanize those who were not born within the United States' fictionalized borders; policies that we will continue to fight, to change, to abolish every single day. ¡Claudia Patricia Gómez González- Presente! To learn more about the structural violence of US border patrol policies check out Jason DeLeon's "Land of Open Graves" and/or the articles in the comments below. #structuralviolence #immigrantjustice #immigrationreform #claudiapatriciagomezgonzales #justiciaparaclaudia #sayhername Image via @healinginresistance

(@dixiehensrud)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

Regrann from @popularpolitics - Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #staywoke #🇺🇸 - #regrann

(@popularpolitics)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

Trump administration and AG Sessions are separating mothers and children l and these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #judges #family #destruction #staywoke #🇺🇸

(@popularpolitics)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #judges #newmexico #family #destruction #staywoke #🇺🇸

(@popularpolitics)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #staywoke #🇺🇸

(@popularpolitics)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

Trump administration and AG Sessions are leading these efforts with women and children. #america #immigrationreform #women #children #cruel #vote2018 #midtermelections #timeforchange #mexicans #staywoke #🇺🇸