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Rep. Lois Frankel
Just toured Port Isabel ICE Detention Center in TX. It was horrifying, shocking & very eye-opening. Thread to follow....
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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We met with 20-30 women who were in hysterics & don't know where their kids are. Some had been there for over a month & haven’t had the option to see a lawyer.
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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One woman had her child taken on June 6. She was told it would just be for 48 hours because she was going to court. Then her child was gone. Since then she has only spoken to daughter once and doesn’t know where she is.
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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Other detainees were deported without their kids. Many at the facility are terrified that will happen to them.
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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Women were dressed in blue jumpers, men in orange. Basically treated as criminals. One woman said she’s been in that same clothing for two weeks.
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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They are not being updated on the news, and many of the detainees didn't even know about the new Executive Order. They are fed misinformation -- encouraged to fill out paperwork and led to believe they might then be reunited with their kids.
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Rep. Lois Frankel 23 Jun 18
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I am horrified by what I have seen in this detention center. It is un-American to secure the border by separating mothers and fathers from their children. We have to reunite these families and do better to give them a humane living situation. What's happening is unacceptable.
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sherijr 23 Jun 18
It gets more horrible with every new reading of these Congressional visits. Thank you for visiting parents too. We are terrorizing human beings.
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Shamega Johnson Bella Soul #TeamJoe #BLM #MaskUp 23 Jun 18
It does, but we need this dose of reality. This is truly a humanitarian crisis, so time is of the essence. Thank you for sharing their stories
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Ruthless But Graceful 23 Jun 18
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Thank you for doing this. The more light we shine, the better
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Alissa Waite 23 Jun 18
Thank you for the first-hand information. Where are the girls? We hear about the parents and see heartbreaking photos of the boys.
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Patricia L Harris 23 Jun 18
Where are the girls?
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