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🧵Today, SCOTUS issued its decision in Biden v. TX. The issue was whether the Biden Admin legally canceled the Trump Admin’s Migrant Protection Protocols (remain in Mexico).

In a 5-4 vote, the Court held for the Biden Admin. #ampFW
#ampFW: In this 5-4 vote, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh joined the liberals.
In 2018, w/ a surge on our Southern Border, President Trump’s DHS promulgated MPP to prevent illegal aliens w/ meritless asylum claims from being released into the US.

Instead, if they arrived via Mexico, they had to return pending further proceedings.

Mexico agreed w/ this.
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1/? I’m at the @AILANational conference where @USCIS director Ur Jaddou is speaking. She says the agency has almost 20% staff vacancy due to hiring freeze and they are aggressively hiring with the goal of 5% by the end of the calendar year.
2/ Unsurprisingly she says to be ready for a “fee restructure” that they are “carefully reviewing” now. Hope to issue new proposed rule structure for an “equitable” structure “in the coming months.” (Courts nixed Trump admin’s last attempt to raise fees)
3/Jaddou reminds us that USCIS has not received extra funding to staff up for new, large, time sensitive programs like Uniting for Ukraine.
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When President Obama established #DACA 10 years ago, our nation took a landmark step to honor our heritage as a land of immigrants & advance our promise of opportunity for all. Since then, courageous young immigrants have been empowered to proudly pursue their American Dream.
Rightfully, DACA has stood the test of time: enduring a decade’s worth of cruel and partisan assaults from anti-immigrant forces. Just two years ago, Americans rejoiced as the Supreme Court struck down the Trump Administration’s illegal, immoral attempt to terminate DACA.
But in just a few weeks, the future of DACA will again be on the line in a case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This and similar attacks reaffirm the need for real, permanent action to deliver the security and stability our Dreamers need and deserve.
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🧵Hello Twitter! I'm Alex Maroño, a Spanish graduate student of the @columbiajourn M.S. program.
As a Fulbright scholar, I need to present a full-time job offer/internship before graduation (May 18,) so I wanted to ask for your help/retweet✨
Here is a thread with my background👇🏽
1| I always wanted to study Journalism, but after an exchange year in GA🍑, I decided to deepen my interest for cultures through a B.A. in International Relations.
In 2017, I started writing analyses about U.S. and transnational topics for @elOrdenMundial…
2| As part of my work, I wrote articles such as #homonationalism, the history of racial segregation in the U.S., the changing beauty standards and anti-Asian hate.…………
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The recent attention in the media to the pressing issue of #DocumentedDreamers gives us an opportunity to take a bigger view of immigration issues. The issue of kids aging-out is an unintended though not unforeseeable consequence of massive #GCBacklogs.🧵 👇 1/9
Fundamentally, this is a demand-supply and allocation issue. The number of #GC annually given out has not changed meaningfully since 1990. Meanwhile the US economy and labor market today are completely different from back then. 2/9
On top of this supply issue of #GC is the fact that their allocation is not equitable. How long you wait in line, usually boils down to the country you were born in. Not on skills, education, work experience, duration of stay in the US or contribution to the economy. 3/9
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Grijalva, a student at @NAU, came to the U.S. from Guatemala when he was just 1yo , and has lived here ever since but is not a citizen or legal permanent resident. He's a #DACA recipient, which complicates his Olympic eligibility. 

Full story via @SInow…
Luis Grijalva finished 2nd 🥈 in the men's 5,000-meter final at the @NCAA track and field championships earlier this summer, and did well enough to realize a dream of his and qualify for the #Tokyo2020.

Only it wasn't for the 🇺🇸, but his home country of Guatemala 🇬🇹. #DACA
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"We have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination," says @POTUS at start of televised 'town hall' on @CNN from here in Cincinnati. Image
The audience for the @CNN @POTUS ‘town hall’ is all seated in forward rows. Back of the auditorium is empty. Image
“The rest of the world is wondering about us,” says @POTUS with other leaders asking him “are you really back?” after he tells them “America’s back.” Image
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A thread on #DACA. It underscores the vast disparities in our legal system that it took 9 years for DACA—an erasure of immigration law—to be held unlawful, while 45 was instantly enjoined from upholding immigration law (e.g. expedited removal). The imbalance is unsustainable. 1/7
And yet, even then, the judge (wrongly) stayed his ruling & DACA remains in effect, its benefits intact for all current recipients. No such judicial reprieve has yet been extended to the millions of U.S. Citizens suffering under Biden’s illegal border-nullification scheme. 2/7
Perhaps most astonishing is our media, corporate & political establishment’s religious reverence for DACA. Articles read like devotionals—a seeming miracle the US survived 236 years without DACA, or that Americans managed any notable feats w/out “Dreamers” to show us the way. 3/7
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Into the legal weeds of DACA: The Biden Admin has reiterated that it intends to bolster #DACA by issuing a regulation after a notice & comment process. This will address PART, and only part, of Judge Hanen's legal critique of DACA which led to Friday's injection. THREAD 1/x
One of the legal objections to DACA has been that the Obama Admin issued it as a general policy statement (which can be done quickly), rather than giving the public notice and allowing comment, before issuing regulations. 2/x
FWIW, I explored the legal arguments with this notice & comment debate in a 2016 article. I don't think Judge Hanan is right about this, but there is clearly litigation risk here. And on this, Biden can address the problem fairly easily. 3/x…
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The best time to abolish the filibuster and pass the #DREAMAct was when it was first introduced 20 years ago.

The second best time is today, July 17, 2021.

A pathway to citizenship for minors brought to the US as children has consistently been at least as popular in voter polling as legalizing marijuana. Again and again for 2 decades, Rs have consistently blocked, filibustered, and refused to allow it to the floor for an honest vote
Never forget that #DACA was not some radical act of Obama's executive whim, but a product of genuine frustration from a broken system's failure to protect a population which more than 2/3 of Americans rightfully understand is #HereToStay. Image
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As expected, Judge Hanen has issued an order that is out of sync with other legal interpretations on #DACA and effectively halts the program for new applicants. A thread on what the order does -- & doesn’t -- mean 1/8
First, the order should underscore for everyone watching that the clock ⏰ is ticking for Congress to act on #immigration. They needed to act 20 years ago, and they REALLY need to act now. But here’s what folks need to know now 2/8
Current DACA recipients are safe for now. While the order vacates the entire program, the Court has said that DHS can continue to process renewals for now. We don’t know how long this will last, so if you’ve been waiting to renew, make sure to do it now. 3/8
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Tuning into the workshop: Hot Topics in Immigration Law with Charles Wheeler, Director of Training and Legal Support, or TLS, Ilissa Mira, TLS Staff Attorney, and Martin Gauto, TLS Senior Attorney. #ConveneWithCLINIC
TLS Director Charles Wheeler discusses recent changes to #PublicCharge.

You can view articles and resources on the current status of #PublicCharge here:…
TLS Staff Attorney Ilissa Mira provides an overview of the #TPS landscape.

CLINIC's TPS/DED page is updated frequently to reflect new designations, redesignations and more!…
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"Maria Praeli ... said she and others spoke candidly to Biden about their concerns and about worries their fates could be upended by a TX court if Congress doesn’t act.

'Our lives have been in limbo for far too long,' Praeli said." #HomeIsHere #HereToStay
#DACA recipient @mariapraeli: “I am enormously grateful to President Biden and his team for taking the time today to hear from—and truly listen to—#DACA recipients like me in the Oval Office." #HomeIsHere #HereToStay
“Our lives have been in limbo for far too long. Every day that goes by without Congress passing permanent legislative protections—for Dreamers and #DACA recipients like me, #TPS holders, farmworkers, and the entire undocumented population ..." #HomeIsHere #HereToStay
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🗣Today we’re gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza, alongside thousands, READY to march and make our demands heard. @POTUS immigrant families are counting on you! #Citizenship4All
🦋 Today, we fight to ensure that the Biden administration keep the promises made to immigrants at the start of these 100 days. Where are you on this historic day?! Join us in DC! #MayDay #ImmigrantWorkersAreEssential
📢📢📢 @POTUS and Congress, can you hear us from Freedom Plaza? We come in thousands to remind you that immigrant workers are essential and deserve a path to citizenship NOW! #WeAreHome #ImmigrantJustice
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NEW❗️on #DACA from @claudsDC @NSvajlenka highlights the critical role that the program continues to play for hundreds of thousands of #Dreamers, their families, and our communities. #HeretoStay #WeAreHome 🧵
Read the stories of #DACA recipients here 👉🏻…
Any day now, a federal judge in #Texas will rule on #DACA, a policy that allows certain young immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to access a renewable, 2-yr work permit and a reprieve from deportation.… @MALDEF
#DACA has allowed recipients to put their skills and abilities to full use, giving them a greater sense of stability. More than 83% of previously surveyed DACA recipients reported that increased earnings has helped them become “financially independent.”…
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10 years ago today I walked through the @amprog doors for my first day on the #immigration team.

I wanted to reflect on some of the amazing projects I've been part of over the years.

One of the first big projects I worked on was a detailed look at the costs of mandatory E-Verify on ordinary Americans.…

Then @alexnowrasteh organized a left-right briefing on the harms of E-Verify where the bill sponsor’s chief counsel started SCREAMING at us in the middle of the Q&A, a hilarious moment. I like to think this was part of why the bill failed.…

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Going to put some thoughts on the Texas v. U.S. hearing here. Nina Perales @MALDEF and the state of NJ, both representing #DACA recipients have already given brief remarks.
The Biden DOJ is speaking now and is discussing the Friday announcement that DHS would begin a rulemaking on #DACA and saying at minimum it will make substantive changes to the program.
First question from the Judge to DOJ: when is that rule making going to happen, anticipating that Texas will say "judge we have been waiting years for a decision."
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Some Friday afternoon #DACA news. @TheJusticeDept just filed a notice before J. Hanen in the case brought by Texas challenging the legality of the DACA program. In that notice, DOJ says DHS intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing a new regulation on DACA /1
A status conference is set for March 30 @11 am CT in Houston where the parties will discuss what happens next. Just as a recap, the parties here are: Texas & other states trying to end the DACA program; @MALDEF & @NewJerseyOAG who have intervened to defend DACA & DOJ. /2
In a very welcome change, this will be the first time since this version of the case that DOJ will be defending #DACA. It's an important hearing to see what may come next in court. But we know that what needs to happen is for the Senate to pass #DREAM for a permanent solution. /3
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Birds of a feather flock together, and as @hatewatch previously reported, Stephen Miller has a long history of promoting white nationalist ideas.

We’re not surprised Miller is joining Rep. Mo Brooks.…
Before the 2016 election, @Hatewatch received 900+ leaked emails from Stephen Miller to Breitbart editors –– where Miller shared links to white nationalist sites, recommended a racist novel & tried to influence coverage of the 2016 primaries & immigration.…
80% of the emails mention race or immigration — exposing his single-note playbook.

And under Trump, Miller shaped racist policies of the former President: Creating the zero-tolerance/family separation policy, the Muslim ban & ending the #DACA program.
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Join us, and our partners on Zoom or Facebook Live for the virtual #Immigrationsummit, Intermountain Rising: Unlocking our Region’s Economic Potential Through Bipartisan Immigration Reform.

Register here 👉
ABIC Board Member @bob_worsley helps us open our summit today as he recounts his experience as a member of the #ArizonaStateSenate, his love for the Hispanic and immigrant community, and his beliefs of the need to create bipartisan commonsense immigration reform.
"Immigration policy is never framed as what it actually is, U.S economic policy. Federal immigration reform is essential for the economic success of the United States." @ASU President @michaelcrow on the impact of bipartisan #immigration reform to America's economic growth.
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I've watched some version of the #DREAMAct pass many times in the last 15 yrs, w/Lucy's hand always ready to pull away the football as Charlie Brown makes yet another run at it. But I keep watching.

Your ball @SenateDems

#DreamAndPromiseAct #HR6
#DREAMandPromise presents the first new major pathway to residency and citizenship in 25 yrs. It is a chance to reconsider everything we think we know about immigration to the US--especially the current criminal bars to admission--and I hope the Senate takes it up in that spirit
We urgently need to give #DACA and #TPS recipients a chance to stay in the only country most of them have ever really had any life in. But that doesn't mean we have to cut & paste current bars to admission, most of which tie to bad late-1900s drug & mass incarceration policy
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🚨BREAKING: @JoaquinCastroTX, @RepTedLieu, @SenWarren & @SenAlexPadilla introduced the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, which would provide 5 mil.+ undocu workers a path to citizenship.

#ImmigrantsAreEssential & millions risk their lives to keep our country running. 1/
#ImmigrantsAreEssential, not just to our economy, but to our communities & our nation.

While many of us are able to stay home, millions of immigrants in our communities are working high-risk jobs to care for our loved ones, teach our kids, keep us fed & deliver our goods. 2/
In fact, nearly 3/4 of all immigrants in the U.S. workforce — including more than 5 million undocumented immigrants — are working in essential roles and helping us get through the pandemic.

📣Read the stories of immigrant essential workers here: 3/
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🚨BREAKING: @RepRoybalAllard, @NydiaVelazquez & @RepYvetteClarke reintroduced the Dream & Promise Act today, which would permanently protect 3.1 mil. immigrants.

NILC has fought for #DreamAct since 2001 & won’t stop until ALL immigrants in the U.S. have the freedom to thrive. 1/ Image
#DACA recipients, TPS holders & immigrants covered by DED belong here: they're living, working & building their futures here.

In fact, more than 200,000 DACA recipients are essential workers, keeping this country afloat & helping in our COVID recovery. #ImmigrantsAreEssential 2/
❓Did you know? The average TPS holder has been in the U.S. for 22 years, and the average DACA recipient arrived at age 6.

The Dream & Promise Act is an important step toward stability & a permanent solution — and it’s long overdue.

#WeAreHome 3/
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¿Porqué propuso AMLO un programa Bracero a Biden?

Todo tiene una razón de fondo.

Abro 🧵
1-Previo a la reunión virtual entre #Amlo y #Biden el presidente mexicano anunció que propondría una programa parecido al Bracero de la Segunda Guerra Mundial para que trabajadores (entre 600 y 800 mil) mexicanos y centroamericanos laborarán en 🇺🇸 por la vía legal.
2- Este programa no apareció en la declaración en conjunto que se publicó al concluir la reunión entre ambos mandatarios.

Es improbable que el Congreso 🇺🇸 lo acepte cuando hay 12 millones de desempleados en su país.
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