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Being Alone, Children, and Climbing: Verizon LTE 11:06 AM Thread Laura Barrera, Esq. @abogada_laura Today my client was excited to push the elevator buttons on the way to her first deportation hearing. Afterwardsl congratulated her on tying her shoes by herself. She's 6 and @TheJusticeDept thinks she should only get a lawyer if she can pay for one Court rules children facing deportation have no right to court-. thehill.com 2/26/18, 9:38 AM 165 Retweets 147 Likes Tweet your reply Verizon LTE 11:06 AM Tweet Laura Barrera, Esq. @abogada_laura My 5-yr-old client can't tell me what country she is from. We prepare her case by drawing pictures with crayons of the gang members that would wait outside her school. Sometimes she wants to draw ice cream cones and hearts instead. She is in deportation proceedings alone Beto O'Rourke @BetoORourke "The child _ in the middle of the hearing started climbing up on the table. It really highlighted the absurdity of what we're doing with these kids." texastribune.org/2018/06/27/imm... 6/28/18, 9:55 AM from Paradise, NV Tweet your reply michelleengardt: liukka: svelfe: This is a result of the inhumane decisions that members of this administration want you to be silent about in public for fear of a loss of “civility”. The kid and her lawyer were about the only humans there. For fucks sake, they’re kids. HERE’S THE LINK TO SUPPORT HER WORK
Being Alone, Children, and Climbing: Verizon LTE
 11:06 AM
 Thread
 Laura Barrera, Esq.
 @abogada_laura
 Today my client was excited to push the
 elevator buttons on the way to her first
 deportation hearing. Afterwardsl
 congratulated her on tying her shoes by
 herself. She's 6 and @TheJusticeDept
 thinks she should only get a lawyer if
 she can pay for one
 Court rules children facing
 deportation have no right to court-.
 thehill.com
 2/26/18, 9:38 AM
 165 Retweets 147 Likes
 Tweet your reply

 Verizon LTE
 11:06 AM
 Tweet
 Laura Barrera, Esq.
 @abogada_laura
 My 5-yr-old client can't tell me what
 country she is from. We prepare her
 case by drawing pictures with crayons
 of the gang members that would wait
 outside her school. Sometimes she
 wants to draw ice cream cones and
 hearts instead. She is in deportation
 proceedings alone
 Beto O'Rourke @BetoORourke
 "The child _ in the middle of the hearing
 started climbing up on the table. It really
 highlighted the absurdity of what we're doing
 with these kids."
 texastribune.org/2018/06/27/imm...
 6/28/18, 9:55 AM from Paradise, NV
 Tweet your reply
michelleengardt:
liukka:

svelfe:
This is a result of the inhumane decisions that members of this administration want you to be silent about in public for fear of a loss of “civility”.

The kid and her lawyer were about the only humans there.  For fucks sake, they’re kids.

HERE’S THE LINK TO SUPPORT HER WORK

michelleengardt: liukka: svelfe: This is a result of the inhumane decisions that members of this administration want you to be silent about...

Children, Climbing, and Fucking: elidyce: luckyladylily: ohnoagremlin: itsvondell: off-in-lala-land: You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time. imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun take your kids places they actually want to go instead of getting mad when they quietly self-entertain, he’s not hurting nobody. me & my shitbag siblings would be climbing that fucking thing, gameboy kid is doing alright Some small child: does not yet have the mental development or contextual understanding to appreciate why these particular rocks are extra interesting. Some adult: God I hate that children don’t think like adults! I would force them to pretend they do because I interpret child thought patterns as a personal insult! Child: *looks at rocks for approx. 30 seconds, listens to vaguely interesting story about them for another minute or so, glances at the rocks again, is Now Done. Parent: I understand that your attention span has done all it can with the stimulation provided. Here is your gameboy to keep you entertained while the adults talk about things you don’t find interesting, like the history of very large rocks. Child: *quietly squats down and plays with the gameboy, allowing adults to enjoy their rocks* Parent: I am very glad that I understand to some extent how children’s minds work, or this holiday would be a miserable experience for both of us. How fortunate that I planned ahead to allow my child periods of rest and quiet entertainment during excursions that are primarily for my benefit and enjoyment.
Children, Climbing, and Fucking: elidyce:

luckyladylily:

ohnoagremlin:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun


take your kids places they actually want to go instead of getting mad when they quietly self-entertain, he’s not hurting nobody. me & my shitbag siblings would be climbing that fucking thing, gameboy kid is doing alright 


Some small child: does not yet have the mental development or contextual understanding to appreciate why these particular rocks are extra interesting.
Some adult: God I hate that children don’t think like adults! I would force them to pretend they do because I interpret child thought patterns as a personal insult!

Child: *looks at rocks for approx. 30 seconds, listens to vaguely interesting story about them for another minute or so, glances at the rocks again, is Now Done.
Parent: I understand that your attention span has done all it can with the stimulation provided. Here is your gameboy to keep you entertained while the adults talk about things you don’t find interesting, like the history of very large rocks.
Child: *quietly squats down and plays with the gameboy, allowing adults to enjoy their rocks*
Parent: I am very glad that I understand to some extent how children’s minds work, or this holiday would be a miserable experience for both of us. How fortunate that I planned ahead to allow my child periods of rest and quiet entertainment during excursions that are primarily for my benefit and enjoyment.

elidyce: luckyladylily: ohnoagremlin: itsvondell: off-in-lala-land: You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip...