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current maya status summary 

when I say we in this, that refers to a group of me + her other partners + an adult she trusted and was working with when we still had contact

maya was originally planning to move in with a partner in mexico, but they were running into delays on getting the house, which meant she couldn't move in, and her lease was about to expire. She decided to fly to america to stay with a partner there for a few months (worked out to be similar cost to pay for housing in uk), remaining within the travel time limits, before either going back to the uk, or moving in with them in mexico.

I don't fully understand how it happened but due to her being houseless as lease had expired, and not having other housing options in uk, was decided she was seeking asylum and was detained.

She remained in the airport for 2 days, before being transported to another facility to await a hearing/trial. We thought her devices were only being taken for transit, but either she never had them returned, or facility did not have internet access. That was the 28th, we haven't had contact since.

We spent a bit trying to contact the facility she was sent to for either status updates, or to communicate with her. All attempts were denied since we didn't have her legal name. Once we did get it, contact attempts were ignored until yesterday when we eventually got through, where we were told they would not give us any info since she was a minor, but they hinted towards her no longer being at that facility.

So we have no knowledge of what is happening to her, or where she is.

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reposting from here twitter.com/itsmarthai/status/
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>>> Maya is a 17-year old UK citizen, she is trans, and she was not approved for entry to the US at the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport by immigration on Friday, August 26th 2022. As a result, she had to stay the night, and sleep, in the public waiting room, not being allowed to leave, awaiting a court hearing that was promised for Monday 29th.

Her intention was to obtain a visa upon arrival as is common for UK citizens. Her plan was to stay in the US for a couple of months and go back to the UK before it expired. However, she was not allowed entry as she was suspected of intending to relocate permanently.

The reason for this suspicion is that she is temporarily houseless. In the UK, she has been living independently from her parents, with a roommate legally listed as a trusted adult, but that lease expired on the day of her flight. In the US she intended to stay at a hotel from her arrival date in PDX until September 4th, when she would be able to move into a place provided by a friend’s family for the rest of her stay in the US (a small town in Oregon, for little under 3 months).

This trip came to be because her long term plan (since January) was to move to Mexico with a friend and their family, but that was delayed for several months. However, her lease was already set to expire, and she was left with the option of finding temporary local housing, or visiting friends abroad. Both options being similarly expensive, she chose to take the opportunity to travel.

During her declaration upon arrival, she expressed fear of being sent back home, as she did not want to be sent back to her parents, and even if she was not, in the UK she would have to arrange emergency housing with friends or other lodging, while such arrangements already exist for her in the US. It did not have persecution connotations, nor did it mean she never wanted to go back to the UK. She does not want to request asylum or refugee status.

Ideally, if possible, Maya would like to be allowed to continue her travels, go to PDX, stay in town for a while (either at a hotel or with friends), and then move on to her friend’s parents place for a couple of months before she returns to the UK. She has a return ticket to the UK.

If this is not possible, she hopes that her entry being refused can be processed without creating a permanent record that would barr her from visiting the US in the future. She is willing to go back to the UK, figure out housing there, do the corresponding paperwork, and visit in the future. With her move to Mexico still being the long-term plan, once her friend and their family have finalized the home purchase.

She arrived on Friday 26th, August and was stopped immediately. The morning of Saturday 27th, they told her she’d have to stay in the premises until Monday, however, in the evening (at around 9 pm) she was informed that she would be escorted to a juvenile detention facility in New York at 7 am the next morning (Sunday 28th). By this time, she will have spent almost 48 hours in a public space without the ability to leave.

We do not know the name of the facility, the amount of time she’s expected to stay there, how she will be escorted to this new location, when the judge will see her, whether she'll have to find representation, or anything else.

I, Martha Guzmán, am a friend of Maya’s and reside in Mexico. She and I have discussed online work options in the past for people living in Mexico. I am also willing to assist with housing and paperwork as needed. Her plans in Mexico also include her enrollment in school.

If anybody has the ability to assist with her situation, please email hiremarthai@gmail.com

You can find this on twitter at: twitter.com/itsmarthai/status/

UPDATE. August 28th, 2022. 6:11 am EST. She's headed to Abbott House Shelter, Irvington NY. It is affiliated to CPS. She won't be escorted by cops, thankfully. She just left, she'll try to keep in touch with me, I'll update the page and thread with any info. Thank you 🙏💜

another update from me, in juvenile detention centre now, think awaiting deportation but that's a multi month process

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@raphaelmorgan @rolenthedeep @alexispurslane Yeah no autistic person ever said “what we need is for children to be tortured for 40 hours a week.”

isn't akkoma supposed to support mastoapi

let me loginnnn

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The savagery with which white people have responded to Black and Brown folks being happy is one of the most evil and savage purveyors of racism and brutality on the planet is gone, reaffirms that whiteness is the single greatest obstacle to world peace and stability.

They wish upon Black people what Britain has been doing for centuries, and they are completely incapable of acknowledging that irony.

Ha, and they call us brainwashed.

if web3 is so great where is web3 2

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why "web 3" is not the future 

its bad
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re: Anti-Autistic Eugenics 

@bunny_jane @alexispurslane reading the actual paper:

* yes they can do it in live organisms to change their dna

* ... the paper itself is not about autism?? its about a muscle atrophy disease they seem to be able to cure in mice using this technique. i do 'love' that the first thing people in power seem to think of when having this technique available is *not* "we can cure deadly muscle atrophy diseases!", but "we can get rid of the autistics!"

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Neurotypicals are seriously fucking obsessed with rigidly enforcing some arbitrary standard of normalcy, just hiding away and eliminating all diversity in the human species to make everyone fit their neat little society with its neat little boxes.

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as a mark of respect for that one queen im not getting out of bed
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in case you're ever hungry on the go, just remember that your phone has a built in hotpot
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free thinkers when the 

$ git add .
$ git commit -m 'behold! the rest of the fucking owl'

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Should we forget 9/11 no

Butt should stop the charade, should we stop the pagentry, should we... Move on?

This day has been used for Islamaphobia, hyper nationalism, and the justification for 2 wars. That have dragged out over 2 decades.

This day keeps getting parades around as trauma, that older generations will not let go of. And the band-aid is ripped open every year.

This day.... Was Americas slap in the face, that we are not exceptional, we are not infallible, we are monsters.

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The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

I wish there were more ios fedi clients but
I do get why they often get abandoned

the fedi user + mac owner (ik there are ways to do ios dev on windows/linux but I think mac is still needed for signing) + mobile app dev overlap is not huge

I consider alt text to be essential (I generally only boost stuff with it + helps me understand image cause I just don't get it or bonus context)?

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I love the state of fedi ios apps
all either fully abandoned, bare minimum updates to stop it from fully breaking, never new features

or frequently updated and they just don't care about basic stuff (often accessibility things)

wait what the fukc I've watched this so many times and
huh???????

I have never noticed this

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