Watching senator @kamalaharris address the press in Otay Mesa after visiting with immigrant mothers in Trump internment camps who were separated from their children while seeking asylum at our border was a surreal and sobering moment.
Never in my childhood dreams of the future did i ever image that I’d be living in a time in American History where human rights are being attacked and stripped away on a daily basis. Never was it in the realm of my imagination that i would live through such an aggressive regression of human rights and witness such hateful behavior and humanitarian crimes on American soil. Not again.
To date, an estimated 2,342 immigrant children have been separated from their families at the border between May 5 and June 9, according to numbers from the Department of Homeland Security. This is a trump administration problem. This is completely caused by his zero tolerance immigration policies and xenophobic attacks on immigrants, minorities and people of color.
Trump’s “executive order” does nothing to solve these atrocities. Instead of imprisoning children in internment camps away from their parents, his order will now imprison children in the SAME internment camps WITH their parents. It will allow for INDEFINITE detainment of families at the border, directly challenging the 1997 law which limits those detainments to 20 days.
Asylum is NOT illegal. Seeking asylum is NOT a criminal act. Don’t be fooled. Trumps EO is a facade, it is a distraction to try to spin this as him being a hero in HIS OWN mess, it is in no way a humane solution. Trump’s EO still allows “zero tolerance” and continues creating interment camps. This is still fascism.
Full disclosure: we don’t agree with the overly optimistic bathroom artwork in the background but we DO agree with giving a middle finger to @realdonaldtrump & @flotus. Proceeds from this shirt previously went to planned parenthood, but in the face of the recent zero tolerance border policies and the separation of THOUSANDS of children from their families with no end in sight, we are switching the aid to go directly to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (@raicestexas ) in hopes that this small but mighty gesture can help provide free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. From today on, 30% of all NOT MY PRESIDENT shirt & pins sales go directly to @raicestexas. #ireallydocare#allbaddays#notmypresident