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Remember #DACA? Trump put a giant piece of cheese out there. He offered Dems more than they'd asked for. They flinched. The whole point of the exercise was to use it as a teaching moment. To prove the Dems were never serious. Now Trump's Latino support is higher than ever.
Because Democrats are not about solutions. They're about weaponizing issues. Fundraising off of them. Campaigning and polarizing issues. They couldn't take "yes" for an answer. Trump knew this all along. He sees around corners.
Regarding the reopening of America, Trump knows Dems can't "go there".  They need to keep the issue polarized. Keep America locked up. But. They come across as extremists. By triangulating, Trump plays the 'rats like a fiddle, while branding them as rigid and inflexible.
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Just a reminder that Reagan's 1986 legalization program extended a path to citizenship to anyone who had worked on a farm for more than 90 days in the preceding year.

We can absolutely do this.
Many clients in my office who are undocumented or in uncertain status (#TPS, #DACA, asylum pending, etc) are
doing the hard work on the front lines in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities--often for people who would otherwise be happy to see them deported
Approximately 1/4 of the entire healthcare workforce was not born in the United States.

~27K of them have #DACA. Many more have greencards or have naturalized.

But do you really think *all* of them are working legally? Why does it possibly matter to you at this point?
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1/ An #immigrationjudge granted bond to client in ICE custody yesterday. He has no criminal convictions. Detention has taken a lot out of his mental & physical health & his family needs him home.

ICE has other ideas.

Join me for a case study in administrative violence below.
2/ Without revealing any privileged info: client is a late-20s #DACA recipient who came to the US at a very young age. He speaks perfect English, with a dry humor which I enjoy every time we talk. I've known him for 7+ years.
3/ Keeping this ambiguous, but: after a tough adolescence he put a lot of work soon after we met into putting himself on the right path. Married, responsible father, sober 7 yrs. The #immigrationjudge & DHS attorney from his case both still ask about how he's doing even now
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Today is #NationalDoctorsDay.

Terminating #DACA would remove 27,000 essential healthcare providers from the workforce when the country needs them the most.

Healthcare workers with DACA are on the frontlines of the fight against the #COVID19 pandemic. Here are their stories 👇
“Right now we are putting our own health on the line…This is my job—to help in emergencies like we are seeing now with #COVID19, which doesn’t discriminate who it infects.” — Jesus, a paramedic supporting his community in Houston, Texas by fulfilling his dream of saving lives.
“I am treating people suspected of having #COVID19, and all I’m asking is to stay in this country and provide that care." — Veronica, LA physical therapist and #DACA recipient usatoday.com/story/news/pol… #HomeIsHere
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1/ Enduring Promise Project?
Are these Hospital Ships being used to rescuse, provide medical care and Return our missing Children Back to their Parents?
#FEMA #RedCross #COVID19 #SaveTheChildren #RigForRed #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
2/ Refurbished = Medically Treated?Original Manufacturers = Parents?
#WatchtheWater?
Will this be a publicized event? Returning Children & Indictments Unsealed = MASS POPULATION AWAKENING? #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
3/ Was the #RedCross trafficking our innocent children? What was really packed up in those boxes?😭

Is this why @realDonaldTrump took control of the Red Cross? #QAnon
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If you have #daca, please consult with a lawyer to find permanent relief.l, be auwe DACA is probably gone once the Supreme Court rules.

You never know if there may be a path to a green card. Let me give some examples from my own practice.
One client became eligible for a U visa because of a very sad domestic violence situation.

This is a visa for victims of certain types of crimes.

You can get it even with an order of deportation.
Many clients become eligible for asylum. Asylum is getting harder, no doubt. But we're still getting wins.

We fight like hell, and appeal all the way up. Sometimes another path opens up in the meantime, like...
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NEW: Trump adviser Stephen Miller wrote to Breitbart about #DACA in terms of replacing "existing demographics," mirroring language employed by hate groups:

splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020…
Stephen Miller also shared an article from extremist-friendly conspiracy website WorldNetDaily arguing that immigrants should be shipped out the country on trains as a scare tactic.
Finding a resolution on #DACA has had bipartisan support, which is why Stephen Miller went after Republicans like Jeb Bush on it.

In another email, he countered Rupert Murdoch by citing an author who suggested non-whites have lower IQs:
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Let's get 2020 started. I'll be posting Campaign Resolutions like #NewYearsResolution but how I'll Represent #NC13 in D.C.
1 - I am not accepting Corporate PAC donations like my Republican opponent. My vote is not for sale.
secure.actblue.com/donate/scott20…
2 - I will work to engage citizens to hold our Government accountable to the people. I'm not running to be a politician. I am elected to be a Public Servant. I work for the district not for the #donorclass. Our #workingclass families need representation in D.C.
3 - We live in #TwoAmericas. The #ExtremeRich & everybody else. Everybody else is having to work 2 or 3 jobs. We need to focus on improving #workingclass wages. I will support a $15 min raise. My Republican opponent voted NO on HR 582 - Raise the Wage Act
votesmart.org/bill/26761/680…
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New paper with Elizabeth Bair, @RourkeOBrien, @drdrtsai in @JAMAInternalMed on link between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose deaths. Paper here: jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai…. Key graphic below. 1/
@RourkeOBrien @drdrtsai @JAMAInternalMed And here is a great explainer by @PennLDI 2/
@RourkeOBrien @drdrtsai @JAMAInternalMed @PennLDI Before I get into the weeds, I wanted to talk about why we did this study. Our motivation goes back to 2014 - and is important in understanding how we (the research team) think about the findings. 3/
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2019 in Review📅Article by @charlottecuthbo (Thread👇)

#BorderCrisis Peak, #Mexico Cooperation, and Judicial Wrangling

The year began with President Trump declaring a #NationalEmergency at the southern #Border. theepochtimes.com/year-in-review…
The #BorderCrisis escalated, and in May, nearly 133,000 #IllegalAliens were apprehended by #BorderPatrol, with a further 11,000 presenting at ports of entry without legal documentation.

By the end of fiscal 2019, almost 1 million people had entered the US illegally.
Over 600,000 of them were either individuals within a family unit or unaccompanied minors—both vulnerable populations that often arrived sick and required more care than #BorderPatrol was set up to provide.
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My ♥️ is in the streets, but my low blood pressure ain't having it, so tonight, here's a thread of #ImpeachmentEve events across the nation, as the most corrupt POTUS* in our history is about to become the 3rd to ever be impeached.

Starting in NYC!
#DemCast
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Five yrs ago today, Pres. Obama announced his plan to provide DACA-like protections to some undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and residents.

Watching this again today, it feels like it may as well have been 50.

RIP, #DAPA

All of this is only more true than it ever was.

All of it will still be true five years from now.
Unlike any of Trump's executive orders, #DAPA was the product of many months of careful study and coordination across several agencies. There were lengthy internal debates about the best approach to the goal at hand, with a special view to legality. And yet.
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USCIS #DACA 'Arrest Histories' report is as blatant smear campaign & propaganda though deliberate misinformation as you would ever get" It's appalling & despicable for US Gvmt agency to resort to such distortion. Perhaps they are that desperate. But still uscis.gov/news/news-rele…
1/ IDENT hit will cover any encounter with a law enforcement agency but most importantly it will cover any contact a non-citizen may have had with ICE, CBP, or USCIS. It is basically a hit reflecting that the particular A# has had an "apprehension' which will cover border arrest
2/... prior removal, deportation order or proceedings, voluntary return etc. This is aspect of an 'IDENT hit' particularly relevant for two reasons.
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#BREAKING @splcenter drops another bombshell report on Stephen Miller and his *extensive* connections with white nationalist hate group @CIS_org.

Why is this so important? Of course Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, right?

splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019…
Ramped up #ICERaids.
#TPS loss.
#DACA revocation.
#RemainInMexico protocols.
The #MuslimBan
#PublicCharge.

Miller is often credited as architect of 45's immigration policies, but these policies didn't just appear in his mind overnight. He had lots of help, going back a long way.
The Center for Immigration Studies was founded by white nationalist/eugenicist John Tanton. If you follow me, you know I've been seeking to unseal the private #TantonPapers for 3 years.

freep.com/story/news/loc…
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Last week our new BYU Latino Civil Rights seminar met Diana Trochez, DACA recipient, @BYULawSchool grad, and immigration attorney practicing law in California, which is one of a very few states to allow undocumented immigrants to take the bar exam. Diana is one of two 1/
Diana Trochez is one of two plaintiffs to file a potentially historic petition with the Utah Supreme Court to allow DACA law degree holders to be admitted to the Utah state bar and practice law, joining only CA, CT, FL, NJ, and NY. /2
It would not be unprecedented nor unexpected given that Utah is also one of few states that grants driver's licenses and in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. (I'm originally from Chicago and am intrigued by the pro-immigrant and pro-refugee policies Utah has enacted.) /3
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This kind of question is *exactly* why we are making @TheresNoLineDoc.

The sooner every native-born American understands that nearly everyone now here has no way to "become legal" the sooner this country can have a real conversation about how they might be able to do that.
@TheresNoLineDoc As I've said elsewhere, asking a #DACA recipient why they haven't just "become legal yet" is not too far off from asking a terminal cancer patient if they have ever considered just... not having cancer. It's insulting, it's painful, and it's ignorant.

deportnation.com/all-possible-r…
@TheresNoLineDoc While I've got you here, I'll skip my Soundcloud and let you know that we are accepting tax-deductible donations through @filmindependent to fund full production of this exciting documentary which we're hoping will help move this conversation forward.

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THREAD: Lots of negative media speculation about #DACA after today's oral arguments at #SCOTUS but here are key things to keep in mind:
1/ There is NO #DACA decision today. We likely won't have a decision until spring, or as late as June. Until #SCOTUS decides, the program remains in effect.
2/ Oral argument at #SCOTUS is NOT necessarily a preview of individual justices' views or the final decision. Justices often play "devil's advocate." We should not be assuming that they will kill #DACA just because they made skeptical comments or asked tough questions.
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I just got out of the Supreme Court after listening to #DACA arguments.

I've said this many times: the only thing illegal about DACA is the way it was revoked.

But I'm not sure this Supreme Court will see it that way.
At argument, the justices were harped up on the issue of reviewability: does a court have the power to second guess an agency when it says it *doesn't* have the power to defer deportation for a large class of noncitizens? If so, what's the minimum rationale an agency has to give?
The Court was struggling to find a line to draw. So were counsel arguing the case. It's dicey: everyone agreed an agency like DHS has the authority to revoke DACA, but the question is how to do it legally.
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Almost two years later, our immigration brief video is still relevant:

What to Do About DACA?

.@MarkSKrikorian updates his reply to the question here:

nationalreview.com/corner/when-sc…
@MarkSKrikorian You can read more on #DACA at our topic page here:

cis.org/Immigration-To…
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Plaintiffs and attorneys have exited the #SCOTUS hearing on #DACA. Rally still going strong outside.

Upcoming: Some quick takes from the hearing. #HomeisHere 1/
It was a heated argument. Nearly all the justices had tough questions for both sides. 2/
Several justices recognized the impact of rescinding DACA not just DACAmented individuals but also on businesses, schools, and communities. 3/
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I just got out of the #DACA arguments at the Supreme Court. As expected, it was a very mixed bag. And it will come down to John Roberts.
The justices spent a ton of time on “reviewability.” Can a court review a government’s decision to rescind a non-enforcement policy?

The Trump administration says no. But it also says courts could review the legality of the original #DACA... because Obama did a lawless thing.
In that respect, it was a really strange hearing: For a good chunk of it, the justices seemed focused on what Obama originally did

But that’s not what’s at stake. What’s at stake is the way Donald Trump ended #DACA. Can you say you love Dreamers, call Obama lawless, and be done?
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The Supreme Court starts hearings today to decide the fate of #DACA, after President Trump rescinded it.

The program:
▪️ protects 700K young people brought to the U.S. from deportation
▪️ gives them access to work and study permits
▪️ is supported by 2/3 of Americans
Most #DACA recipients came to the U.S. as small children.

Ending the program could send many back to countries they barely know.
Who qualifies for #DACA?

The program is available to an estimated 1.3M people under 30 who:
▪️ Arrived undocumented in the U.S. as children
▪️ Pass background and criminal record checks
▪️ Graduated from or are enrolled in school
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What do #Texas drivers licenses & @thebeatles John Lennon have to do with the #DACA case before @Scotus? In 2012 Obama approved the DACA regulation giving 'deferred action' to certain young immigrants who came here illegally as children, so they could work & wouldn't be deported
In 2015, Obama tried to extend that to the parents of American children in what it called DAPA, but Texas' then AG @GregAbbott_TX sued to stop. The state argued it incurred damage in the cost of having to give driver's licenses to all these immigrants.
houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t…
The Obama admin argued it was simply using decades of govnt authority to decide who to deport -- a concept called deferred action that was first publicized when it was used to save John Lennon from deportation because he'd had weed in London. (US was mad)
houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t…
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The economic and moral reasons for protecting #DACA are important, but the national security implications are as essential. Read this from @natsecaction about why so many of us in the field view protecting Dreamers as a security imperative. #HomeIsHere 1/
From the @DHSgov perspective, imagine a scenario in which the default is that Dreamers can be deported for simply existing. It will tear families apart (remember, Dreamers children are citizens) and waste limited resources. 2/
The Trump Administration does not believe in prosecutorial discretion though they will try to wiggle out of their cruel position that way. They have authorized @DHSgov for "zero tolerance." That authorization is the green light, across the US, to go after Dreamers. 3/
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