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Another sad day for immigration law: The Board of Imm. Appeals proved today that it is not only willing to openly violate our international treaty obligations, but that it really may not understand the basic concept of rogue cops operating with impunity in failed states.
Uniformed officers w/service weapons came to this #asylum applicant's door & violently extorted him, and the BIA went ahead and found that they probably weren't real cops...

because they told him not to tell the cops

And he should have reported to the real cops


That is absolutely not how any of this works, as anyone who has given even a few seconds of thought to what it might be like to try to survive in a gang-compromised nation like Guatemala would understand.

Rogue cops do this kind of thing *all the time,* and no one can stop them
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State @merrionstreet & @_IHREC delegations about to begin its engagement with #CERD19 process. You can watch proceedings live here:…
@merrionstreet @_IHREC Chairperson of @UNHumanRights #CERD19 opens the 100th session, and welcomes the @merrionstreet delegation headed by @davidstantontd. Chair notes it's not often the case that a Govt minister leads a delegation at #CERD
@merrionstreet @_IHREC @UNHumanRights @davidstantontd Chair #CERD19 also acknowledges the enormous role of Anastasia Crickley as a 'militant for human rights', and her significant role.
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Just had to file my first application for an ICE detainee who entered the US after 7/16/19 & is now barred from #asylum (but still technically eligible for lesser forms of protection) under new Trump rule.

Said it before, but again: this is illegal, & it will get people killed.
The case will now be reviewed for a 51% chance of persecution rather than 10%. (Yes, the law really does reduce these life & death cases to betting odds.) Being barred from #asylum also means no chance of truly permanent status or pathway to citizenship.

All very much the intent
FYI my client presented near the Texas border seeking asylum & was immediately detained and flown to a county jail in Plymouth, Mass to await review by an #immigrationcourt.

You may have heard nativists talk about the "high costs of illegal immigration" ? This is the biggest one
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LIVE now: PHR Asylum network member Dr. Todd @Schneberk testifies at @HomelandDems hearing on examining the human rights and legal implications of DHS' Remain in Mexico policy. #SaveAsylum #DefundHate
@Schneberk @HomelandDems My work has changed dramatically since the Trump administration rolled out MPP ... I regularly witness the dire impacts of the MPP and I am here to share my assessment that this program should be halted and defunded immediately.
@Schneberk @HomelandDems In February of this year, I was part of a PHR team that documented the cases of asylum seekers in Tijuana. These findings later formed the basis of a PHR report entitled, “If I went back, I would not survive.”…
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1/ I just read through the new proposed rules for #asylum-based employment authorization while waiting in #immigrationcourt with a 16-year-old asylum seeker, and I'm just so tired and angry that this seems like a good time to tell you how bad it is.

It's bad.

2/ This opening sentence says everything.

In Trumpworld, the only possible reason anyone would file an application for #asylum is to get a work permit, and most of them are probably criminals.
3/ Under current regulation, #asylum applicants can't file for a work permit until their cases have been pending 180 days. (Under current processing times, they receive it about 30 days later.) This rule would double that to a full year.
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Just returned from an almost week in family #detention with my team at the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (CIRC) @PSLCt4ImmRights @PennStateLaw There is so much I could say but at the same time what can I say? 1/
Phones are disallowed in jail so all of these pictures were truly moments...minutes we came together at sunrise or long after sunset. Some takeaways. moments...minutes we came together at sunrise or long after sunset. Some takeaways. 2/
1. I am so proud of the CIRC team who learned what it means to be a lawyer in all its messiness. 2. I am grateful to ALDEA - The People's Justice Center for their work everyday in family detention. 3. Watching kids cry, smile, and wail is very normal at home but not in jail. 3/
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Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers.…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."…
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Thread: (1) New #asylum legislation will be voted tomorrow in the Greek parliament. Here are some points you might find useful to know regarding the process as well the content of the new law. #refugee
(2) All major national and international organisations have already criticised the gov for allowing only 5 days of public consultation as an effort to avoid scrutiny and warned the new law is leading to a backlash on human rights.
(3) The law introduces a series of measures aiming to restrict access, reduce times or terminate the asylum procedure. It also aims to expedite+increase the amount of people returned. The basis of this strategy is the re-introduction of en mass long term detention.
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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The asylum firewall is complete.

If Trump has his way (and that's an "if" the size of the wholeass Ukraine), no one but Guatemalans and Mexicans will be able to apply for #asylum at our southern border.
Remember that

1) all of these deals are almost certainly illegal on both sides, although admittedly

2) no one seems to know exactly what is in them

3) the July Guat deal isn't in effect and doesn't seem likely to be anytime if at all

4) any future POTUS could cancel them
Even with all of the above, this is a major story and I hope it isn't buried in impeachment news
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1/ The Trump administration is about to achieve its longtime goal of setting up an #asylum firewall in Central America which will offshore our treaty obligations the worst possible places imaginable.

Let's look ahead to what this actually means in practice.
2/ Once Honduras inevitably signs, we'll have created a sort of buffer zone through which all asylum seekers coming from south of Mexico will have to seek asylum first. (Guatemalans will still be able to seek asylum at our border per current agreements.) Out of sight, out of mind
3/ Stephen Miller and other Trump #immigration policy minions have made it explicitly clear that there is only one purpose for all of this: to get these teeming masses yearning to breathe free as far from our golden door as possible, with no regard for their lives or the law
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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Wtf @JoeBiden lying saying @realDonaldTrump WROTE & MADE DACA & PUT CHILDREN IN CAGES!! This was @BarackObama doing!! Holy crap. He really does need to be put in an #Asylum. Hey Barack remember those 1000's of children gone missing involving #CPS
Obama Admitted DACA is Unconstitutional…
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I regret to inform you that the terrorists have, and I just can't stress this enough, won.

This is not a joke, and it's certainly not hyperbole. The perpetrators of 9/11 wanted to end this country as we knew it. They may not have predicted we'd do almost all of it to ourselves, but here we are
We've destroyed our own civil liberties, forgotten the meaning of the word "privacy," set up a Muslim registry (NSEERS, 2002-2011; still technically law), watched as proto-fascism took root, politicized our immigration system, & chosen the worst among us out of fear.

Now, this.
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sometimes I just get overwhelmed by how regular and normal our country is

#asylum #immigrationcourt
just regular judge stuff
I feel for the court interpreter whose actual job depended on repeating these words in Spanish. I hope they made this tirade sound a little better, somehow
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We are trying to declare the fire "safe" for people escaping the firing pan.

This is it. We're done. We are the baddies.

I hope I live to see my country recover from the shame of this
A "regional issue"?!

Imagining burning down an entire neighborhood and refusing to help the displaced victims. Making them house and care for each other. Torturing and bullying them if they have the temerity to come to you, the perpetrator, asking for help.
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I'm next on the docket ... so will tweet the highlights of the decision after I am done. But stay tuned this one is something else!
Heeyey! I go in for a quick hearing and in the meantime #ImmigrationMonday, I see, has hit us again. Much to chew on but as I promised here is the 4 on Judge Tigar's reinstated nationwide injunction in EastBay Sanctuary II litigation.
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🔴 PREMIERE at 7pm EST:

#BorderCrisis: Cartels are "making hundreds of millions of dollars moving people, in addition to what they’re doing with narcotics.”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 at #WCS19 with @JanJekielek
@JanJekielek @RepChipRoy Watch:

“We're being so overwhelmed by numbers, by people who largely are not people who qualify for #asylum… God bless them… But we can’t do it that way. We have to have a system with the rule of law.”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸
@JanJekielek @RepChipRoy Watch:

#BorderCrisis: “They know that if they have a child as their golden ticket, they can get in. Children are being recycled...”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸
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1/ "Go Back" has been the rallying cry of xenophobes throughout US history, with #immigrants of color being the most targeted. My #ChineseAmerican family heard this during #Chinese Exclusion.
2/ #MexicanAmericans, including US citizens heard "Go Back" when they were being deported en masse during the #GreatDepression.
3/ #JapaneseAmericans, two-thirds of whom were US citizens, heard "Go Back" when they were being forced from their homes, incarcerated, and asked to fight and die for the US during #WorldWarTwo.
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Federal law makes the act of providing a #falsestatement to the government a #crime.

You know what this looks like:

FBI Agent [to a person of interest, after appropriate warnings]:

"Were you at First Central Bank between 10 and 11 am on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2016?"

Person of Interest: "Not at all! I was in South Carolina, boarding the Big M Riverboat, for a day of gambling with friends."
FBI Agent: "Let me show you a video taken inside the bank on the date and time in question." [shows video clearly depicting the person of interest in the bank, video date, and time stamp confirms date and time].
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#QUESTION = Are ALL Politicians absolutely LYING to the Australian Public about the Issue of -; #MIGRATION ??

See the Below Thread & Judge for Yourself

#REMEMBER = To make an informed choice for Voting requires ALL information to be presented
#QUESTION = Has that Happened ??
#ALP = Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025 to address the global humanitarian crisis
Providing $450 million in funding over three years to support #UNHCR both globally and in South East Asia and the Pacific;
#GREENS = Full implementation by Australia of 1994 UN International Conference on Population & Development Program Action
+ Increase overseas aid budget to #minimum of 0.7% of GNI
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Thread: the Trump @StateDept tampered with key evidence for women's #asylum cases, and undermined the impartiality of our human rights reporting system. Fellow immigration attorney Joanna Gaughan caught them red handed:
2/ Every year @StateDept releases a report on each country's human rights practices. @TheJusticeDept immigration judges and @DHSgov asylum officers use these reports as evidence for asylum cases & emphasize them over other sources bc DoS is considered impartial and reliable.
3/ The photo? Honduras report, domestic violence. L is 2016, R is 2017 (latest available). Yellow describes the nice laws to protect women. Pink was eliminated in 2017, explains that the laws aren't actually enforced, and that rape and dv remain serious problems in Honduras.
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