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I hear the dog whistle again. This time against Hispanic Texans. When will @JohnCornyn learn? I encourage every Democrat to join me in condemning John Cornyn’s race baiting. (1/?)...
Using @BetoORourke and @JulianCastro and @JoaquinCastrotx in this way is just a dog-whistle to the farthest of the right, the the racists and the segregationists within his own party and within America.
Minority groups are just a tool to John Cornyn--groups he can point to and say "look what I'm going to do!" But, of course, Cornyn never does anything. People have a misconception John Cornyn has done something for Hispanic, Latinx, and Tejano communities in Texas. He has not.
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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 is a really good (in depressing sense) explanation of oral arguments today in DACA case. Roberts seemed persuaded by former @DHSgov Sec Nielsen’s statements regarding prosecutorial discretion. 1/#DREAMERS #HomeIsHere @GregStohr
The notion this Admin can be trusted to do right thing is a pipe dream, belied by the fact they have affirmatively adopted a no tolerance agenda. 2/
From a management perspective, it’s unworkable. As anyone who knows border management can attest, baseline rules matter. If Dreamers can be deported, then they will be. Better to have the rule exclude deportation, and fight exceptions in cases where a Dreamer should leave. 3/
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
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#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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I’m heading back to San Antonio from #bbcon19, a tech fundraising conference, where I confronted @awscloud employees about the company’s active support of ICE and their technology built to terrorize families. Here’s how that exchange went👇
Unsurprisingly, they didn’t know what I was talking about. So I explained that the DHS contracts with @PalantirTech (to the tune of $51M) for software that helps track down immigrants, and @awscloud hosts those databases, allowing ICE to target communities and rip families apart.
One man suggested I check out @Amazon’s new platform released this week (bit.ly/2IKZ1kG) “It will resonate with you,” he said. “Great!” I replied. “Let’s look it up now and read it together.” That’s when things really got interesting. Here’s a summary of our discussion:
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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1/A few things for context on today's #TrumpImmigration announcement:

1) It doesn't have a chance as proposed
2) That doesn't matter
3) It will end family immigration as we know it
4) It will strongly favor whiteness & wealth
5) It does nothing for #DREAMers or undocumented
2/ "This plan was not developed by politicians. It was developed by people you respect."

Not how I'd describe Stephen Miller but ok
3/ No surprise: proposal starts with a massive border militarization package to be paid for by a "trust fund" funded by fees "from the border itself."

Leave it to this guy to solve everything with a trust fund, amirite
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Some corners of the internet are attacking @RepEBJ for inviting her constituent, the beloved TX Imam @omarsuleiman504 to give a prayer to Congress yesterday. You might not know who he is, so I'll tell you.
He's known in the Muslim community for being a founder of @MUHSENORG which helps and trains mosques to serve Muslims with special needs and of @yaqeeninstitute which publishes papers on issues facing US Muslims.
Muslims also know him as an ally to Muslim women, bc Sh. omar was one of the first US Muslim religious leaders to take a private and public stand against another TX preacher accused of sexually predatory behavior two years ago.
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Hostage-taking is not governing.

@realDonaldTrump needs to reopen the government, then we can consider responsible solutions to bolster border security.

#Democrats support sensible border security measures.
What we oppose – along with the American people – is the president taking hundreds of thousands of federal employees hostage, forcing many of them to work without pay, putting vital federal programs and services at risk, and inflicting serious, lasting damage to our economy.
I look forward to considering proposals to expand protections for #Dreamers and refugees – once the government is open.

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The #GovernmentShutdown is now the longest in U.S. history! Here are the top 10 reasons why the #TrumpShutdown is Donald Trump's fault. (THREAD - PLEASE RT)
1) Trump REJECTED a bipartisan compromise in early 2018 that would have provided billions of dollars in #BorderWallFunding in exchange for protecting the #Dreamers. #TrumpShutdown
2) The #TrumpShutdown started before Christmas, when the GOP held majorities in both the House and Senate. @SpeakerRyan still held the gavel & even he couldn't pass wall funding. #EndTheShutdown
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#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸#FundTheWallNow~ I first tweeted this out during #Omnibus2018 and guess what? Here we are again! Meet @MickMulvaneyOMB
#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸Trump had the departments, including the generals there. He was...pissed. You could tell. The @WhiteHouse press release went out late.
#HonorYourOath 🇺🇸 What Executive Order was being discussed that night? This one..
whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
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Chuckles & Nancy didn't want the cameras in, they want another CR so they can pack it with 🐷 AGAIN.
The troops are funded. Shut it down Mr President.
Nancy has lied since 1987. Someone with some mad editing skills should do a loop of all of them saying they'd secure the border
#NationalSecurity is defending our borders. #FundTheWall 🇺🇸
Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat… via @whitehouse
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A developing thread on #ElectionResults2018

How depraved are Republicans? They’d rather vote for criminals, buffoons, extremists, racists, bigots and Nazis than vote for decent human beings who want to help fellow Americans

Case 1: Nazi Art Jones got over 56K votes 27% in #IL03
2/ #ElectionResults2018

How depraved are Republicans? They’d rather vote for criminals, buffoons, extremists, racists, bigots, Nazis and DEAD PIMPS than vote for decent human beings who want to help fellow Americans

Case 2: Nevada Republicans elected dead pimp Dennis Hof. ‪2/ #ElectionResults2018‬<br />
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‪How depraved are Republicans? They’d rather vote for criminals, buffoons, extremists, racists, bigots, Nazis and DEAD PIMPS than vote for decent human beings who want to help fellow Americans‬<br />
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‪Case 2: Nevada Republicans elected dead pimp Dennis Hof.‬
3/ #ElectionResults2018

Republicans re-elected Duncan Hunter. He and his wife are under 60 indictments for using campaign funds for personal bills like luxury vacations. Charges include wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy.

#CA50 ‪3/ #ElectionResults2018 ‬<br />
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‪Republicans re-elected Duncan Hunter. He and his wife are under 60 indictments for using campaign funds for personal bills like luxury vacations. Charges include wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy.‬<br />
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‪#CA50‬
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🚨BREAKING: In an extraordinary move, the Trump administration just asked the Supreme Court to take up three federal court orders currently blocking Trump’s termination of #DACA. Thread ↓ 1/ #DefendDACA
This is the Trump administration’s second attempt to sidestep the normal process of appellate review and throw #DACA in front of the Supreme Court before the three federal appellate courts have decided the issues. 2/ #DefendDACA
To #DACA recipients: federal court orders protecting #DACA remain in effect. If you have DACA, or have had DACA in the past, you can still file to renew. Learn more informedimmigrant.com/guides/daca-re… or unitedwedream.org/renew-my-daca/ 3/
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A story in honor of the #TexasSenateDebate:

My parents live in #EastTexas, in a district represented by one of the most conservative members of #Congress. However, my mom is one of the most liberal I know.
After 39 years of marriage, my dad finally let my mom put a bumper sticker on the back of his pickup truck (b/c #Texas) that said "I vote for Democrats." @TexasYDs @scyd_texas @texasdemocrats @BGTX @SmithDems
A few months ago, my dad had to take his truck into the shop. While it was there, one of the workers scratched D-E-M-O-C off the sticker so it read "I vote for rats." Understandably, my mom (who is 71 & under 5 ft, but raised 6 daughters & terrifying when need be) was angry.
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The American people are confronted with a #GOP Congress and Administration that are relentlessly ransacking the futures of American families and seniors, all to further enrich their lobbyist and special interest friends, big corporations and the wealthiest one percent. /1
From health care, to taxes, to good-paying jobs, to critical consumer protections, President Trump and the #Republican Congress are selling out the American people at every turn: /2 #ARawDeal #CultureOfCorruption #RepublicanGreed
#Democrats must be ready to drive home our case to the American people about how a Democratic majority will fight For The People:/3 #ForAll #ForThePeople #ABetterDeal #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
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One year ago today, President Trump announced he was ending the #DACA program. With the stroke of a pen, he could fix it and give #Dreamers the future they deserve in the only country they call home. #SaveDACA
Since President Trump announced he was ending #DACA one year ago, he has rejected at least 6 bipartisan deals to give #Dreamers a future here in America. He’s proven time and again he has no interest in solving the crisis he created.
Instead of working with Democrats, Trump has sabotaged every effort to save #Dreamers and tried to put his entire hardline immigration agenda on their backs. We need bipartisan action, not hateful, anti-immigrant rhetoric. #DreamActNow
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6 years ago, the government began accepting the first applications for the #DACA program, changing the lives of 800,000 young immigrants who could now receive temporary protection from deportation, study, and legally work in the only country they have ever known. #ProtectDreamers
I was there when #Dreamers came to Navy Pier by the thousands to apply for #DACA. They just wanted the chance be a part of America’s future. nytimes.com/2012/08/16/us/…
Gloria was the 110th #Dreamer whose story I shared on the Senate floor. She’s a medical assistant and studying to be a clinical psychologist. Her story: facebook.com/SenatorDurbin/…
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A short important thread on DACA: 1- Those who have DACA, go ahead & put in your renewal application even if your status doesn’t expire in 150 days. USCIS will accept the renewal application for NOW. 2. As of Aug. 8 there could be a 🛑 stop on all renewals from a fed judge in TX.
Update on DACA litigation: nilc.org/issues/daca/da…
On August 8, 2018, there will be a preliminary injunction hearing in Texas v. Nielsen (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Judge Hanen).
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@GOP @realDonaldTrump Any chance that’s because his immigration policies are based on racism, xenophobia, fear mongering and lies, .@GOP?

What’s positive about orphaning innocent immigrant children?

His policy to separate families was so bad he had to back off.

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whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
@GOP @realDonaldTrump .@GOP

His Travel Ban was so obviously a Muslim Ban he failed twice at passing it and had to add nationals from NK and Venezuela to go around it.

It was supposed to have a temporary suspension (90 days from certain countries, 120 for refugees) while vetting was improved.

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@GOP @realDonaldTrump .@GOP

Trump has taken advantage of the fact most Americans are unaware of immigration legislation and how it works to lie to them.

He lies about how the Diversity Visa Program (“visa lottery”) and Family Sponsored visas (“chain migration”) work.

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politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
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Never give up hope. When we give up, there are countless others whose lives will be hurt far more than they are now. This is when we find out what we are made of. Get involved & channel your anger into electing candidates at all levels of government.
Let's elect candidates who will fight for universal healthcare, who will fight to end gun violence, who will fight for women's rights, who will fight for our union brothers & sisters, who will fight for #Dreamers & those who want to come to America for a better life
Don't allow this dark cloud that this current administration has caused to be the reason we stop fighting. That's what they want & what they're counting on. Let's show them that America is truly better than racism, xenophobia, trans & homophobia, Islamophobia & outright hatred
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THREAD: I've been going hard at @RepCurbelo and @RepJeffDenham for working with Trump and Stephen Miller to write a bill that eviscerates our asylum laws and would detain kids for months or years. #FamiliesBelongTogether

I want to walk you through what this bill does. /1
This is the bill they wrote behind closed doors. Curbelo and Denham got to be original cosponsors of this bill in exchange for turning their backs on #Dreamers and abandoning an effort that would have brought bipartisan immigration bills to the Floor today. /2
See how they strike clause (iii)? This is the part of their bill that says Border Patrol can remove unaccompanied children from the country--without ever seeing a judge, lawyer, etc.--even if the kids do not have the capacity to understand that they are agreeing to be removed. /3
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The Trump Executive Order to stop separating kids from their parents is classic lipstick on a pig. Their border policy is still an immoral and un-American pig.
There is apparently no plan, nor ability, to reunite parents and kids that are now separated. Some parents have been deported without their children and it may be impossible to identify other children who are being held. The damage already done is deep and long lasting.
The Executive Order will permit indefinite detention of families with their children in internment camps, even though that’s illegal under existing law. The Flores case prohibits indefinite detention of minors, accompanied or not.
vox.com/2018/6/20/1748…
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We are 527 days into this Congress.

Do not lose track of the recent Republican actions (or lack thereof) and their consequences. Thread ⬇️:
2: Times Republicans shut down the federal government so far this year
69: Times House GOP voted to repeal or undermine the ACA since 2011
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