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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
BREAKING: US CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION NATIONALLY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DETAIN & "REPORT" ALL IRANIANS ENTERING THE COUNTRY DEEMED POTENTIALLY SUSPICIOUS OR "ADVERSARIAL" REGARDLESS OF CITIZENSHIP STATUS. 60+ Iranis held last night at the US/Canada border for 11+ hrs / thread
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @hodakatebi
Press release pt 1
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa
This press release was issued by myself and , and we have been in touch with the ACLU as well as many other national Iranian and civil rights legal and advocacy groups who have started working on this issue, and were making calls to CBP at the border last night
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی
This is a HUGE DEAL. Iranians who have been born and raised in the USA are literally being ILLEGALLY DETAINED for 11+ hours for NO REASON & interrogated with intrusive and inappropriate questions about political opinions, what courses they or their parents studied in college, etc
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa
It is VERY IMPORTANT that any Iranians stoped, detained, and questioned at the border reaches out to the ACLU or CAIR ASAP so we can continue to document and learn of other incidents across the country and mobilize accordingly.
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP
If anyone currently has fam detained at this specific border crossing (Peace Arch on Washington-Canada) pls contact ASAP as they currently have lawyers on the ground at the border & are watching the situation very closely and will be able to provide immediate legal support
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP and 2 others
In the meantime, everyone (but especially Iranians) rn should KNOW YOUR RIGHTS when traveling: here are KYR guides in Farsi & English. BE SURE TO REPORT to or CAIR IF YOU OR FAM ARE QUESTIONED OR DETAINED this is SO important for us to mobilize FAST
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP and 2 others
CBP on some shit. I personally spoke to Iranian Americans detained at the Peace Arch border for 11hrs in a room with 40+ other Iranian families being interrogated specifically about their Iranian heritage. CBP is literally lying thru their teeth on twitter
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 5
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP and 3 others
These accounts are verified by journalists on both sides of the border. We’ve seen photo/video documentation & more stories of prolonged detention & interrogation of US citizens of Iranian heritage at this border. Instead of tweeting lies maybe investigate your officers 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 6
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP and 3 others
“As an Iranian-American, this is my worst nightmare for my community here in the United States; having federal agents question American citizens about their loyalty to their country reminds me of the horrific incidents of Japanese American incarceration,”
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Hoda Katebi هدی کاتبی Jan 6
Replying to @cair_wa @NWIRP and 3 others
“With her 5-year-old & 7-year-old also there, the woman said she could not bring herself to explain what was happening. She said she suggested to one of them that the reason they were getting extra scrutiny was because they had chocolate in their vehicle.”
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RealTomChapman 🌹🏳️‍🌈 Jan 5
Congresswoman from Washington state wants to hear from those with information on Iranian-Americans being detained at the British Columbia border. This is illegal. https://t.co/aGQmlgyZcC
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John Elliott Jan 5
Replying to @hodakatebi @cair_wa
First they came for...
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John Elliott Jan 5
Replying to @hodakatebi @cair_wa
Actually, they have been coming for others before this. See Southern border.
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