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1/10 An #immigration and #nhs thread. This govt the two have linked the two and this week sees this link leading toward further disaster:

The NHS is short of psychiatrists, esp child psychiatrists - the Home office during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek…
2/10 Meanwhile in the wake of #brexit, with a govt insisting on an arbitary salary threshold for immigration policy an NHS already short of 100000 staff looks set for a worsening staffing crisis

credit @HSJAnnabelle…
3/10 The govt insistence on using the #NHS as a means of immigration control continues, with the news of sharing of patient data with credit firms - a story with implications well beyond ill advised border control

credit @ShaunLintern…
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Working late again thanks to two awful Trump #immigration policies: #PublicCharge rule (scheduled to kick in on Tues) & the end of #TPSElSalvador in Jan.

We'd already been trying to get as many #TPS holders to residency as possible, & this new deadline has us all scrambling.
#EastBoston, #Chelsea, & #Revere are home to one of the East Coast's largest Salvadoran populations. We know from our clients & weekly visits to the consulate that reality is starting to hit: Thousands of my neighbors will begin 2020 by losing the status they've held for 18+ yrs
We have been able to process many of them for advance parole, a special travel permit which will allow those with immediate relatives who are US citizens or relatives to re-enter lawfully and qualify for residency. It's getting to be too late for those who haven't.
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Who would've thought a film shot on some mobile phones would take your breath away. #MidnightTraveler is astonishing, heart grabbing, without one dull minute. It's the story of an Afghan refugee family on the run to safety over three years, which they filmed on their own phones.
You can't help feel rage when you see the two little girls trying to play with the soccer ball within what is essentially a maximum-security prison of high concrete walls and barbed wire In Hungary.
But it's not all outrage. The film records the dark humor, danger & boredom of life on the run. The little girls sing & play games in a smuggler's taxi with their dad locked in the trunk for safety as they pass through Taliban territory where dad has a death sentence on his head.
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1/ The Trump administration is about to achieve its longtime goal of setting up an #asylum firewall in Central America which will offshore our treaty obligations the worst possible places imaginable.

Let's look ahead to what this actually means in practice.
2/ Once Honduras inevitably signs, we'll have created a sort of buffer zone through which all asylum seekers coming from south of Mexico will have to seek asylum first. (Guatemalans will still be able to seek asylum at our border per current agreements.) Out of sight, out of mind
3/ Stephen Miller and other Trump #immigration policy minions have made it explicitly clear that there is only one purpose for all of this: to get these teeming masses yearning to breathe free as far from our golden door as possible, with no regard for their lives or the law
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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MORE SEPARATED CHILDREN: A 12yo Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport after fleeing the destruction of Hurricane #Dorian and was sent by #immigration officials to a Miami Gardens shelter for abused or abandoned children.…
When the girl and her godmother arrived in West Palm Beach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection transferred them over to Miami International Airport and ultimately separated the pair because the woman wasn’t the child’s biological parent, the girl’s mother.

The 12yo is being considered an “unaccompanied minor” because she wasn’t physically accompanied by her biological parents.

@MiamiHerald reports that the girl was NOT released to her “biological aunt, who had come to pick her up at the airport, custody.”

#flapol #immigration
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For long, foreign aid and development projects have treated Nigeria like only the north matters; this is why northern governors are heavily irresponsible! In the last five years, Buhari has heavily influenced the World Bank, UNICEF and even WaterAid to keep projects in the North
Such interventions has NOT made any difference in the disaster that Northern Nigeria is! Rather, this region is creating problems for the rest of Nigeria! The new class of vulnerable people in Nigeria are the insecurity and humanitarian crisis displaced persons from the north
It is this group that are now the most susceptible to illegal #immigration cartel. In the last two weeks, I have heard numerous stories of young people pushed by hopelessness to look for money to go to Europe or Libya for work!
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In honor of the #LaborDay2019 , here are some immigrants and/or POC* laboring mightily in #immigrationlaw, policy, & media you should know about.

Be sure to give them a follow if you don't already!

*I'll try not to make this too New England-centric, but probably will anyway
Let's start with a hometown hero:

Antonio Massa Viana (@MassaVianaLaw) was the 1st undocumented immigrant admitted to practice as a lawyer in #Massachusetts. He demonstrates total dedication to his local Brazilian community and beyond every day.

Hassan Ahmad (@HMAesq) is an incredible advocate in his own right. But he's also doing vital work exposing John Tanton, the man whose white supremacist beliefs became the foundation for modern American nativism. (Also associate Humza Kazmi @Allandaros)

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J'ai quitté ma maison pendant deux minutes.
Et deux minutes suffisaient.

#Arrêt #Immigration #Brutalitépolicière

Si vous envisagez de voyager ou de vivre à #Maroc, mais que vous avez l'audace de le faire en noir, lisez ceci en premier:
Le 21 mars 2019, vers 19 h 45, j'ai quitté mon appartement à Rabat, au Maroc, pour acheter du vin avant la fermeture du magasin. Je suis passé par mon colocataire sur le chemin et lui ai dit que je reviendrais. Je ne suis pas revenu.
Quand j'ai atteint un rond-point dans la rue, un homme étrange m'a répété "Bonjour". Beaucoup de gens vendent constamment des choses ici, alors je l'ai ignoré. Mais il s'est approché et a finalement attrapé mon épaule, puis ma poitrine.
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I left my house for two minutes.
And two minutes was all it took.

#Arrest #Immigration #PoliceBrutality

If you're thinking about traveling or living in #Morocco, but have the audacity to do it while black, read this first:
On March 21st, 2019, at about 7:45pm, I left my apartment in Rabat, Morocco to buy some wine before the store closed. I passed by my roommate on the way there, and told her I'd be back. I did not come back.
When I reached a roundabout right up the street, a strange man repeated, "Bonjour" to me. Many people constantly sell things here, so I ignored him. But he got closer and eventually grabbed my shoulder and then grabbed my chest.
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🚨‼️Orwellian Trump regime is literally redefining US citizenship! New definition of “Residence” denies #citizenship to children born to govt employees & military stationed abroad. Also denies citizenship to children BORN IN US if mothers don’t meet new residency rules.
🚨The Trump regime goes there, folks. #Immigration demagoguery isn't about "illegal" immigrants. It's about engineering a more white society. They're literally redefining #citizenship—even if US born. It's a racist and fundamentally unAmerican agenda.…
Gaslighting Ken Cuccinelli tells @DanaBashCNN he’s “offended” by use of word “targeting” in characterizing new USCIS #citizenship policy that denies automatic citizenship to kids born to US military stationed abroad. He claims it’s only a “paperwork change.” #immigration
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Birthright citizenship

I believe that the country needs to suspend or withdraw birthright citizenship until the illegal immigration situation normalizes to historical metrics.
The founding fathers never envisioned a situation where over 25% of Federal arrests annually would be arrests of people in the country illegally.
More people want to immigrate to the US than any country. More people want to come to the US than the government or people choose to afford. This forces limits to numbers of immigrants.
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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🚨Wake up and smell the white nationalism. Trump fascists do all they can—thru laws, regs & terror—to make America white again >> NEW RULE to severely limit LEGAL IMMIGRATION—making it easier to reject green cards & visas apps of people from poor countries…
Trump's attacks legal #immigration b/c demagoguery —racism—is his political brand. And his core strategy to power. He's long conflated categories of people, so unAmerican it's jarring. Yesterday "Illegal" immigrants. Today legal. Tomorrow citizens. It's all horribly predictable.
The racism just oozes out of every Trump immigration policy, greasing the slippery slope of demagoguery. From illegal to legal to even citizens. Thru dehumanization, intimidation, harassment, deportation, separation, WH racists are determined to make BROWN lesser & non-Americans.
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The nightmare of a demagogue president. #ElPaso Mayor insists White Supremacy has no place in El Paso. Yet he’s welcoming Trump & his racist admin on Wed. This is just rubbing salt in the rawest of wounds. And for what? So Trump’s propaganda media can say how presidential he is??
Another reason #ElPaso should #DumpTrump visit: His re-election campaign stiffed the city of $569,204 for the racist fascist rally he held there in Feb.

The point tho isn’t the money. It’s that Trump targeted El Paso w/ hate just like the terrorist did.…
Why is Trump going to #ElPaso? To propose gun laws? To comfort the Latino community? No, he's going for the photo-op. So RW propagandists can keep gaslighting America that he's not creating the very conditions for white supremacy terrorism. Watch & reject his visit. #LockHimOUT
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Trump wants to tie gun reform to immigration.

His immigration hate speeches are the main motive of the shooter. WTF
The only tie between #GunReform and immigration is that our guns and bullets immigrate south to fuel violence and create refugees.

I can’t say what I want to say.
3/. Oh, video games are the problem.
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#DemDebate 😘 Keep it Simple, Stupid. The specific plan doesn’t matter. What matters is this: ONLY #Democrats plan to provide universal healthcare. Trump won’t do. In fact he’ll take it away. So we can go bold or not. All Dem plans are lightyears better than Dickensian GOP future
🎯@JulianCastro: “Open Borders” is a right-wing talking point.
#DemDebate #immigration #demagoguery #propaganda
👍😂@SenGillibrand: The first thing I’m gonna do when I’m President is Clorox the Oval Office! #DemDebate
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Le #breaking de taille de la nuit US, confirmant que #Trump est dans la meilleure passe de sa présidence. La #CourSuprême autorise l'administration, durant les procédures d'appel, à utiliser les fonds du Pentagone pour construire le mur anti-#immigration…
2) Tant de choses à dire sur cette décision de la #CourSuprême, à la majorité des 5 juges conservateurs, qui lève la suspension provisoire d'usage des fonds du Pentagone ordonnée par la cour d'appel du 9e circuit, d'abord sur l'équilibre des pouvoirs et les checks and balances...
3) Tout d'abord, comme on l'écrivait cette semaine après l'audition parlementaire ratée de #Mueller, #Trump bénéficie de la "ré-impérialisation" de la présidence US qu'il parachève après la parenthèse du Watergate…
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1/ "Go Back" has been the rallying cry of xenophobes throughout US history, with #immigrants of color being the most targeted. My #ChineseAmerican family heard this during #Chinese Exclusion.
2/ #MexicanAmericans, including US citizens heard "Go Back" when they were being deported en masse during the #GreatDepression.
3/ #JapaneseAmericans, two-thirds of whom were US citizens, heard "Go Back" when they were being forced from their homes, incarcerated, and asked to fight and die for the US during #WorldWarTwo.
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Seuls 3 élus républicains ont condamné à cette heure comme racistes les tweets de #Trump sur les 4 élues progressistes démocrates.
Parmi eux:
le seul représentant républicain afro-américain de la Chambre, Will Hurd.
Le seul sénateur républicain afro-américain Tim Scott.
2) Faits, sur ce qu'est le parti républicain en 2019, #Trump ou pas:
. 4 représentants républicains afro-américains élus à la Chambre depuis le début du XXIe siècle (435 représentants élus tous les 2 ans)
. 2 sénateurs républicains afro-américains élus au Sénat (1881-2019)
3) Les républicains ne réagiront pas en majorité aux tweets racistes sans aucune ambiguïté possible de #Trump d'abord car sa ligne nativiste et identitaire blanche a gagné dans le parti, achevant la mue d'1 parti intégrant avec Nixon puis Reagan l'héritage ségrégationniste du Sud
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1 A photographic look at Pence @VP visit to 2 TX detention centers w 7 #GOP senators. A thread about photo access and visual framing in an age of hate and hysteria. The entourage facing US handiwork without game faces. (screenshot: @Reuters)
2 Let's be mindful of goal: to counteract shocking pix from last 2 urgent @DHSOIG (random) inspection visual reports, the @HispanicCaucus pix from Clint, & #BorderPatrol FB scandal. Paradoxically, aim is to show previous scenes inaccurate, yet still "tough stuff" (& blame Dems).
3 One of goals of @VP trip was to insulate/defend #BorderPatrol from reports about its almost 10k member private racially/sexually toxic FB group. Did address this in context of border visit day before in San Diego in response to q's. Via @joshdawsey @washingtonpost pool report.
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1) #Breaking TRES important à 2 titres.
D'1 part le président US #Trump renvoie les 4 représentantes progressistes (AOC, Pressley, Tlaib et Omar) à leurs présumées naissances étrangères, leur ordonnant de taire leurs critiques sur le gouvernement US ou de "rentrer chez elles"...
2) Or, 1 seule des représentantes en question (Ilhan Omar) n'est pas née aux #EtatsUnis. Mais pour le président US #Trump, si vous êtes née de parents étrangers immigrés (Tlaib), portoricains (AOC) voire Afro-Américains (Pressley), vous n'êtes pas quand même pas citoyenne US.
3) S'il ne faut pas commenter tout tweet de #Trump, celui-ci est 1 véritable AVEU, très signifiant politiquement. Pour le président US, quand vous êtes enfant d'immigrés ou réfugié, vous n'êtes pas étatsunien et vous restez 1 étranger. Idem pour Portoricains et Afro-Américains.
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This is a thread about Jewish eateries on the #LowerEastSide of Manhattan: #KatzsDelicatessen, #YonahSchimmelKnishery, and #RussandDaughtersAppetizers.

So, of course, it is also a thread about #immigration.
@KatzsDeli, 205 E. Houston St. Already famed for pastrami, Katz's was immortalized in #WhenHarryMetSally, and yesterday held a fake orgasm contest. Opened by others in 1888; Willy Katz became part owner in 1903, cousin Benny Katz joined 1910, and it's been Katz's ever since. #LES
@YonahSchimmelNY, 137 E. Houston St. Yonah Schimmel, a Romanian rabbi, operated a pushcart at Coney Island starting in 1895, and opened his shop in its present location in 1910. The best potato knish anywhere. Don't @ me. #LES
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Italian weekly magazine @espressonline reporters @GiovanniTizian @StefanoVergine wrote about the October 18 meeting between Salvini’s aide & Russians back in February. They probably had the audio because they quoted from it but didn’t publish it. The news was largely ignored. 1/n
At the time Salvini vehemently denied the allegations. Now #buzzfeednews @AlbertoNardelli published the audio and the media is finally talking about it. Unsurprisingly Salvini denied the allegations again and Savoini (the aide) said the audio is "a manipulated fake scam." 2/n
The opposition asked the Interior Minister to address the allegations in parliament. But Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati rejected 3 motions saying "the Senate is not a place to discuss journalistic rumors." 3/n
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