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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:06 AM

I hope to be in an immigration courtroom by the end of next week.

An attorney (S.) who goes to my Methodist church is working to get assigned to assist immigrants with their court cases. My pastor knows the separation of kids and parents has had me in tears and made it hard to concentrate on much else. He suggests I go with S. and another church member who's planning to go.

I'm not an attorney, but he told me they need witnesses to immigration proceedings, taking notes. I told him I'm very slow as a note-taker and have an unreliable memory, but he encouraged me to go anyway. Having civilian witnesses to the proceedings seems to cause the judges to trend to a little more careful and to better outcomes for the immigrants.

I'm waiting to hear if S. has been able to set things up. We'd go for a couple of days. Not much but something. Too bad we don't live close. If we did, it could be an ongoing effort.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:07 AM

1. thank you

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:08 AM

2. Thanks. I feel heartbroken every time I think about

what's being done in our names.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:10 AM

3. If you had to focus on only one party, I suggest you pay close attention to the government's counsel

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:17 AM

4. Cool

My son's firm has sent a number bilingual attorneys to the valley to help immigrants.

Thank you for your service and thank the attorney

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:31 AM

5. Thank you, my dear summer_in_TX...

I very much hope you get to go.

What is being done to those innocent children in our name is horrifying.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:16 AM

6. This lady is running for Congress in my district:

https://www.saradadyforcongress.com

She is an immigration lawyer. Our district is very red, but we hope she has a chance.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:50 AM

7. Thanks for be a witness . The eyes and ears cause the judge to know others see what is happening in

the proceedings

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:21 PM

8. Good for you!!!

You may not think you're a very good note taker, but don't think that you can only take notes DURING the proceedings. Continue to record what you remember, what you observe, etc., after -- even into the evening.

We expect a full report.

Good luck.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:23 PM

9. Thank you for the encouragement and tips!

Iíll do my best to document everything (assuming I get there). My friend wasnít certain she could get assigned.

She tells me that 7500 attorneys applied for 60 slots to assist detainees in a Central Texas facility.

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