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I have a client I met back in Artesia in July 2014. She and her children were detained for six months for seeking asylum in the US. Before attorneys got to Artesia, she was told she didn't pass her credible fear screening and wouldn't be able to apply for asylum.
She saw an immigration judge to have that decision reviewed. I represented her at that hearing, but was not allowed to speak on her behalf. We presented written evidence on her behalf but the judge would not read it.
The judge agreed with the asylum office that she could not seek asylum and she was ordered removed. Right before she was put on a plane back to Honduras, the judge decided to read my evidence. He agreed with my argument and reopened the case himself and allowed her to apply.
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UN Human Rights commissioner regarding US immigration policies:

"The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable."

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The @UNHumanRights spoke out early last year about Session, republican GOP and Trump's inhumane policy of separating families..
The Trump administration stopped cooperating with UN investigations into human rights violations in America theguardian.com/law/2019/jan/0…
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@LeahHardingAJE @dibussi My name is Nsoh Nalova Bih, I was 1 of the 12 #Ambazonian activists who gathered at the Nera Hotel in Abuja on January 5, 2017. Here is MY STORY on how we were abducted, why I was not taken to 🇨🇲 with the #Nera10 to face bogus terrorism charges
1/17 On that fateful day, we had gathered in Abuja to discuss the growing refugee crisis in the Cross River State of Nigeria caused by the war that President Biya had declared on the people of Southern Cameroons. #Justice4Nera10
2/17 The group consisted of Profs, Lawyers, Teachers: Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Prof. Awasum Augustin, Dr Henry Kimeng, Deacon Tassang Wilfred, Dr. Fidelis Ndeh-Che, Dr Conerlius Kwanga, Dr Ogork Ntui, Eyambe Elias, SHUFAI Bliase, Nfor Ngalla Nfor, Dr OJONG & myself #Justice4Nera10
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Earlier today, we were peacefully demonstrating at #BoxingDayTest, MCG to raise awareness about indefinite arbitrary detention of refugees by Australia and to support RISE's eX-detainees' campaign #SanctionAustralia. Victoria Police detained and banned us for 'disturbing peace'.
They took our IDs, and issued a ban to all of us.We question their motives for disrupted our snap action when we support eX-detainees' call for the complete shutdown of all detention centres run by Australia. #BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylumseekers #NY2019 #Chrismas2018
What made us 'disrupt the peace' when they are the ones disruptive to our peaceful demonstration in solidarity with refugees who are survivors of the abuses they face in Australian-run detention centre.

#BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylum #NY2019 #Christmas2018
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The Trump admin is using Central & South American #Immigrants as scapegoats to drum up fear & xenophobia in their base, which is primarily white, and terrified at the idea of white people no longer being the majority in the US. 1/7 #BorderWall
Since his campaign kickoff, Trump had demonized Latino immigrants as violent criminals.

This gives bigots and #whitesupremacists (public & closeted) incentive to vote GOP to MAGA, which is code for "make America white again". 2/7
It's legal to present yourself at a border crossing point to apply for #asylum, so Customs & Border Patrol make it difficult to do so.

#AsylumSeekers are forced to wait for weeks in squalid conditions. Desperation builds. 3/7
goo.gl/dwyLH1
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We have thousands of aid volunteers flooding into #Tijuana right now. Millions of dollars floating about, being vacuumed in by NGO’s and American Non-Profs, an obscene amount of capital and social currency circulating above the reach of the people of the caravan,...
... our Central American Exodus Community.

All the while, virtually no Politcal Organizing here, in TJ. With the exception of the righteous work of the people participating in the Hunger Strike, currently underway (Btw: how many news articles have you read about that?),...
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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame—
#TheNewColossus
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
#Refugees #AsylumSeekers
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips.
#AmericasPromise
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🦖#AWFDY?🦖

UN says Trump separation of migrant children with parents 'may amount to torture', in damning condemnation

Trump spreads disinfo about immigrant crime during profoundly bizarre WH event

Trump advisers 'lied through their teeth' when testifying about Russia contacts
🦖#AWFDY?2🦖

Trump Betrayed Our Military by Saluting NK

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter met his pal Putin at the Kremlin; attending the RU 🌎cup🙄

SCOTUS ruled the gov’t generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone COs.
🦖#AWFDY?3🦖

Goodlatte subpoenas Strzok to appear b/4 the House JC.

Rusal's CEO, Board resign in effort to end US sanctions.

Manafort lost bid to get evidence tossed out of court.

Trump’s Moscow developer owned by Bank of Cyprus Lawyer has documented 💰laundering ties.
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As a fmr immigration attorney let me be unambiguously clear. Crossing a boarder to claim asylum is *not* a crime; no under US or international law. Any child separated from a parent under that pretext is done so in direct contravention to the laws of the USA. ⚖ THREAD Pls RT.
If you came to the US without permission to apply for asylum, youmetjod of entry, whether legal or illegal *should* in no way effect your application process. Illegal entry is not a ground of inadmissibility for asylum applicants.
Unlike many other categories of applicants for immigration benefits, ppl seeking asylum in the US are not barred by having made an illegal entry; for example, sneaked across the U.S. border or overstaying a valid visa (one of the top ways people are in the country illegall).
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People fleeing violence should be allowed to follow the legal process to apply for #Asylum.

Instead, they are jailed & separated from their children, sometimes thousands of miles apart.

Here's what we can do NOW! 1/6 #AsylumSeekers #FridayMotivation
.@raicestexas is the largest immigration services non-profit in TX: goo.gl/eT294F

Donate to their bond fund to help incarcerated parents pay their bail bonds so they can get out & fight to reunite w/ their children.
💸goo.gl/eT294F 2/6
CALL your MoCs & tell them to support @SenFeinstein's #KeepFamiliesTogetherAct. Talking points here via @make5calls:
📲goo.gl/Fr8PFA 3/6
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Asylum-seekers in Texas are currently being stopped by border patrol before they can ask for asylum. This policy, as well as the separation of asylum-seeking kids from parents, is a VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. From @TexasMonthly: texasmonthly.com/politics/immig… (h/t @_karenjgonzalez)
I've had several people ask, so here's an in-depth thread about how this new policy violates international law: In 1948, after World War II, the US and several other countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. un.org/en/universal-d…
After WWII, we as a country (including my grandfather, a WWII vet) felt we could never allow human rights to be violated as they had been under Hitler; they were concerned about the thousands of refugees in Europe as well as the millions of people slaughtered in the Holocaust.
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If you're following: #WhereAreTheChildren (children being LOST by ICE/DHS/HHS) and #KeepFamiliesTogether/#EndFamilySeparation (ICE/DHS separating families seeking asylum), it's a LOT of info to keep up with.

Here are some helpful articles/threads. Adding more as I find them.
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#WhereAreTheChildren
#KeepFamiliesTogether
#EndFamilySeparation
#WhereAreTheChildren
#KeepFamiliesTogether
#EndFamilySeparation
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