We at PASSPORT have always chosen to boldly advocate for the rights of immigrants and the Latinx community through our platform. We can speak confidently because we have first-hand experience of what it's like to be Latinx and an undocumented immigrant in America. The child separation crisis has been one of the most gut-wrenching crisis to witness. It is evil and it is traumatizing generations of people in our community. We have been asked what can be done to assist and we will lay out something that everyone can easily do to help. Nothing is better or worse than the other, any of these actions will bring us closer to the ultimate goal of dignity and respect for our families. 1. Donate to @raicestexas . RAICES is a nonprofit based in Texas that is providing legal services to children in detention centers. This money will directly help a child be released and hopefully reunited with their family. 2. Join a demonstration organized by a local group. @JoltTexas is organizing a demonstration in South Texas within the next week or so. To Get involved please send us a DM and we will connect you with their point of contact. 3. Visit https://resist.bot . Use resistbot to easily contact your senators to demand they cosponsor the Keep Families Together Act. 4. VOTE in November. Your vote counts. Vote for a candidate that has a policy of rationality and unity, not cruelty and division towards immigrants and all marginalized individuals. Thank you to everyone who is paying attention to this issue.
Ferdia is nearly two. This is his reaction when Daddy leaves the car for five minutes - even with me still there beside him, talking to him. Imagine taking a child this age from her parents, surrounded by military personnel and cages. CAGES. I cannot bear to think about it but we have to think about it, and express it. While we’re at it. There are kids this age in direct provision. With their parents, yes. But with an allowance of €12 per week to clothe and look after them (food is provided), usually in one shared bedroom, with their parents unable to work and follow the natural instinct of providing more for their children. It’s no life for a child or an adult and while we are busy judging the Americans we need to take a long hard look at ourselves too. #enddirectprovision#immigration#children#refugees#twoyearold#borders
"The separation of these Central American children from their parents was triggered by the administration’s decision to bring criminal charges against adults who enter the country without permission. That move, which is discretionary, brings into play regulations that prevent parents facing criminal prosecution from being imprisoned with their children." . https://www.propublica.org/article/kirstjen-nielsen-homeland-security-crying-children-white-house-press-briefing?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1529368175 . . #news#newsandpolitics#immigration#immigrationrights#politics#history#trump#propublica#immigrantsarewelcomehere
Nearly three years ago, I posted something on tumblr to try and show people the similarities of Trump and Hitler, and people called me anti-Semitic and dumb. Now, Trump is putting immigrant kids in cages (and plans to make a ‘tent city’ for them), is isolating the US from its allies, making friends with enemies, and is suspected of having major collusion with a US enemy. So, you know. I think I was right when I posted that. #trump#politics#immigration#hitler
It's Refugee Week! We are currently at the Refugee Day Celebration at Islington Assembly Hall. Tomorrow, for World Refugee Day, we will have a stall at as part of Documenting Refugees, 18.00-20.30 Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London. Drop by for speakers and a screening of the fantastic documentary Another News Story, and pick up a copy of Issue 01: Displacement.
IMPORTANT Repost from @whole_embodied_therapist: Let’s talk “body positive.” And I’m not an expert here- I’m still learning. I live with a ton of body privilege. And I’m going to try to use that privilege right now to speak to those of you, who maybe like I did, have misunderstood “body positive” to be about “loving your body.” Self-love is a great thing- but that’s not “body positivity.” Body Positivity is a radical, political movement about body liberation- for all bodies- fat, queer, POC, disabled, etc. When we fail to acknowledge this- we’re doing harm. We gotta do better. . . I say this with full acknowledgement that I’ve failed to do this in so many ways. I’m a very imperfect body positive activist. I don’t write this with any notion of superiority. This is not written to shame anyone who hasn’t spoken out. AND it is an invitation, a plea for all of us (especially those of us with a lot privilege, with platforms (small or large) to be speaking out, to use our voices to condemn oppression- even if it doesn’t get likes, if people unfollow. . . We cannot fight for the liberation of women only, or fat bodies only...if we are fighting for body liberation it’s got to be for ALL bodies- all genders, all colors, all sizes, all nations, all ages, all abilities, all religions, etc... . . Again- I’ve failed. I’ve stayed silent way too often. And even as I seek to learn and act more- I’m going to fall short. I can only really hope I’ll keep listening, acknowledge when I eff up and keep going. We’re not going to get it “right,” and we need to speak and act even as we learn. . . . #bodypositive#bopo#socialjustice#humanrights#haes#nohumanisillegal#allbodiesaregoodbodies#keepfamiliestogether#mentalhealth#immigration#resist#activist#bodypositivity#useyourvoice#toprankrepost
I got 99 problems and ILLEGAL immigration is not one of them...🤷🏾♂️ @therealboycewatkins couldn’t have said it any more clearer‼️ We got shameful blacks out here who are more concerned about saving the world than themselves & their own people...it’s really disgusting but I digress! Fawk a #walmart full of ILLEGALS when we got LEGAL BLACK MEN/WOMEN/CHILDREN all over the country enslaved to a PROFITEERING PRIVATIZED & GOVT SANCTIONED PRISON SLAVERY SYSTEM‼️ #prisonslavery is what I’m more concerned about because that’s where my people are being exploited by the pound, not ILLEGALS BREAKING THE LAW TRYING TO BREAK INTO OUR COUNTRY🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾 #nationoflawsright ?!?!?! #thisisamerica#immigration#illegalimmigrants#illegalimmigration#corporateparticipation#govtparticipation