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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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Happening now! A briefing with @SenatorDurbin on DREAM Act and Immigration Reform. Follow this thread for details. #DreamAct #DACA #WeAreHome
.@RebeccaShi1985: "Americans are no where near divided on immigration" #DreamAct #DACA #WeAreHome
.@GreisaMartinez : "None of these [immigration] bills come at an exchange for more money for ICE or CBP" #DreamAct #DACA #WeAreHome
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We applaud @SenatorMenendez & @RepLindaSanchez for introducing the #USCitizenshipAct today. This bill is a significant step toward a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants—including a fast track for #DACA recipients, #TPS holders & farmworkers.

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#USCitizenshipAct would:
✅Create a path to citizenship for 11 mil. immigrants
✅Begin to address root causes
✅Fortify worker protections
✅Remove barriers to family-based immig.
✅Put limits on exec. authority to issue bans
✅Restore asylum
✅Replace "alien” w/ “noncitizen”
.@MarielenaNILC: "Millions of immigrants are doing essential work to help us through the pandemic & are in urgent need of stability & relief. We urge members of Congress to swiftly provide undocumented members of our communities a path to citizenship." #ImmigrantsAreEssential 3/5
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🚨HAPPENING NOW: @MarielenaNILC is testifying before @HouseJudiciary.

Join us as we live tweet — we'll be here to remind you that #ImmigrantsAreEssential & that we need bold immigration reforms, starting with a path to citizenship.

“It is estimated that 3 in 4 undocumented workers are engaged in work that is deemed essential.” -@RepJerryNadler

“I am here today because my parents moved from Colombia to work in Rhode Island’s textile factories to give their 10 children better opportunities.” -@MarielenaNILC
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“For years, all Americans have relied on the outsize impacts that undocumented immigrants’ contributions bring to the economy”:…
“[A]n estimated 5m undoc immigrants—nearly 3 in 4 undoc immigrants in the workforce—are keeping the country moving forward as essential workers in the face of the pandemic. A path to citizenship is not only the right way to honor these members of the American family ...”
“... but it would ensure these contributions are not lost for all in the US. It would also grow those contributions and help to ensure that the nation’s recovery is as bold, dynamic, and equitable as it must be to meet the challenge that the country collectively faces.”
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Javier was formerly protected by #DACA but didn’t renew out of fear of sharing his info. @ICEgov is now trying to deport him.

Javier must be released—and we must permanently protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants now.…
“Javier Castillo Maradiaga’s deportation to Honduras planned for early Monday morning was stopped by President Joe Biden’s 100-day moratorium on most removals, but that decision was overturned by a Texas judge and ICE took action.”
“Maradiaga was on track to be deported Friday morning instead, but it has been temporarily delayed. In the meantime, he remains in ICE custody.

Maradiaga has been living in the United States since he was just 7 years old.”
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En su primer día como presidente, @JoeBiden emitirá 17 órdenes ejecutivas para poner en marcha a su gobierno.

Muchas de ellas revierten buena parte de los 4 años de la administración de Trump.

Abro 🧵
1- Una orden ejecutiva, es un acto unilateral del presidente para hacer cumplir la ley.

Todas las agencias federales deben velar su cumplimiento.

Cada presidente decide mantenerlas o revocarlas.

1) Covid: 100 días de uso del cubrebocas. En los edificios federales y que los estados hagan lo propio.

2) Covid: Regresar a 🇺🇸 a la @WHO .

3) Covid: Crear el puesto de coordinador de respuesta del COVID-19. Verá los esfuerzos para producir y distribuir la vacuna.
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My office stood up to the Trump administration every time it tried to trample the rights of New Yorkers and Americans across the country. 
We worked tirelessly to challenge this administration's illegal attacks — and we successfully stopped some of its most dangerous ones.
We successfully:

✅Protected #DACA and the right of #Dreamers to live here.

✅Preserved the integrity of the #2020Census & stopped the citizenship question.

✅Defended access to the Trusted Traveler Program.

✅Guarded the health coverage of millions who depend on the #ACA.
➡️Took dozens of legal actions to protect the environment, including over 70 actions in 2020 alone.

➡️Stopped attacks on the #USPS and attempts to undermine our election. 
➡️Protected women’s constitutional right to an abortion and reproductive care.

and so much more.
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Despite facing their own uncertain futures, more than 5 million undocumented essential workers are combatting the pandemic & protecting all of our lives.

A path to citizenship is critical to America’s recovery and must be included in #COVID19 recovery efforts. #WeAreHome
Meet Esmeralda, an essential worker raising a three-year-old daughter. "The pathway to citizenship for me & others like me is the same pathway that will lead us all through America's recovery."

We must restore opportunity and dignity for all people living in the U.S. #WeAreHome
Jesus, a #DACA recipient & Houston paramedic, spent 6 days rescuing people from Hurricane Harvey and now, he is on the frontlines of the #COVID19 pandemic.

“Our families are working hard to keep this country moving forward during the pandemic." #WeAreHome #ForOurFamilies
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In recent weeks, @FWDus state directors have called on the new Congress & President-elect Biden to create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people, including over 5 million of whom are helping combat the #COVID19 pandemic. #WeAreHome #ForOurFamilies

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New York Immigration Director @EddieTaveras: “Immigrants are important members of our communities. Our nation’s ability to respond and recover from the coronavirus pandemic is not possible without them."… via @timesunion #ForOurFamilies #WeAreHome
Colorado State Director @MarisitaMo: "It’s time to turn the page on the cruelty of the Trump Administration. It’s time to deliver a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants and fair and humane immigration and refugee policies." #WeAreHome
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Your reminder that when Democratic members invited undocumented immigrants including #DACA recipients to the 2018 State of the Union, Paul Gosar called on Capitol Police and then-AG Sessions to have them arrested and deported:…
.@RepGosar, 2018: "Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress. Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported."
"This isn't the first time @RepGosar's extreme immigration views have surfaced; the Arizona congressman is known for posting studies on social media claiming that dreamers are responsible for sizable percentages of crime in his home state."
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2020 was a year of great challenges, but we were still able to accomplish so much to protect the rights of all New Yorkers.

Our annual report highlights some of the biggest legal, policy, and community actions we took this year.
This year, we:

➡️Sued to dissolve the @NRA for years of self-dealing and fraud

➡️Led landmark, bipartisan lawsuits against @Facebook and @Google

➡️Filed 37 lawsuits against the Trump administration to stop its harmful and regressive policies
✅ Stopped the Trump administration's attempts to dismantle #DACA in the U.S. Supreme Court

✅ Protected New Yorkers' access to Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs

✅ Won a major lawsuit to block ICE from making arrests in and around state courthouses
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#DACA court argument is just now beginning.

Presiding judge Hanen begins by explaining why he denies counsel’s request to argue the case remotely and instead had counsel fly into TX from NJ and DC.

Playing armchair epidemiologist about COVID, honestly.

Now explaining why he’s not wearing a mask for the indoor court hearing.

Not an auspicious beginning to the argument.
And there are people in the gallery watching the proceedings!

Texas, what in the what?!?
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More than 1 million ppl in the US with #TPS are now in a status so unclear that I have to provide lengthy letters simply to explain that it doesn't actually expire next month. USCIS is letting confusion reign here
And here in its entirety is everything that USCIS has provided to the public to "explain" the current status of #TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, and certain other countries. This is literally all that's keeping them from losing jobs, licenses, unemployment, etc during a pandemic.
Imagine walking into HR, the DMV, or the unemployment office with a card which expires next month & the page below to try to explain that you are actually in lawful immigration status well past Jan. You'd be very fortunate to find anyone who'd read past the first few sentences
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