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Thread on how we collectively frame #immigrants as economic actors. Main point: they are NOT substitutes for native workers, and they are not *just* labor/workers. Now for the longer explanation...
The dominant economic view for many decades was that immigrants mainly bring “labor” to the economy, and that an immigrant worker is similar/identical to a native worker. Under this view, immigrants harm the economy by competing for the same exact jobs as natives.
For those with an economics background, you can think of immigrants as the L in the classic production function: Y = L, K. And “a worker is a worker is a worker” regardless of origin.
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#Slavery was America’s original sin, but it was also ours in Europe. After all it was the Portuguese, Brits, French, Spaniards, Dutch, Danes, and the occasional Norwegian who drove the #slavetrade. Less obviously barbaric, but far bigger in scale was Europe’s #Colonialism ...
This was considered respectable well within living memory. Top them up with centuries of #Antisemitism , a rising #Islamophobia and endemic #racism against the #Roma and it's not good enough for us in Europe to be smug about the upheaval in the US, but let's look in the mirror!
Talk to the #Congolese in #Belgium, the #Syrians in #Germany, the #Pakistanis in the #UK, the #Somalis in #Norway, the #Afghans in #Sweden, the #Chinese in #Italy what their daily experience of life in Europe is like. Full of a thousand humiliations, comes the honest answer.
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Regarding the racist & xenophobic blood argument of people calling themselves #Irish patriots... You clearly don't know #Ireland's history at all. Not our perpetual exodus to other countries as #immigrants, our status as a people of the #diaspora or our history of blending.... 1/ Image
In roughly 12,500 BC the first inhabitants of Ireland arrived from overseas. They were hunter gatherers & they were later joined by a group in around 6000 BC. This second group brought agriculture & also high levels of CF amongst other hereditary genetic issues... They merged. 2/
Yes we are a Celtic people, but "Celticism" is an international culture which was imported & built on by the people who were already here. None of us have a right to claim that our blood & culture doesn't encourage immigration. Newcomers merged with the inhabitants to make us. 3/
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On May 1st, 1921 the #Jaffa riots also known as "Me'oraot Tarpa" started in the land of #Israel as a result 47 #Jews were murdered and 146 were injured. ImageImageImage
Many times on #college #campuses, we tend to hear that prior to the #establishment of the State of Israel, Arabs and Jews lived "#peacefully" side by side, and the State of Israel was the reason the the hostility against the Jews. This argument is wrong, it is false.
The Jaffa riots were a series of violent riots in Mandatory Palestine on May 1–7, 1921, an attack by Arabs on Jews during which many were killed. The rioting began in Jaffa and spread to other parts of the country #Rehovot, #PetahTikva, #Hadera and elsewhere.
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The last thing #AmericanFarmers need right now is for more food processing plants to shut down. But that trend won't end until Trump truly recognizes the dignity of agricultural work and gives immigrant food and farm workers the respect they deserve and the protection they need.
Our farmers are already on the brink. Dairy farmers are flushing their milk, corn producers are seeing closure of ethanol plants, livestock farmers are getting hit with the trade wars and coronavirus disruptions of export markets.
Now, Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has put the entire food system at risk. The vast majority of our agricultural workforce is foreign born. You can’t protect our #FoodSupply without protecting immigrant and refugee workers—which Trump is refusing to do. I
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PLEASE RETWEET! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.

💥THREAD💥

1. This doctor says she wants to get rid of all the white people in the U.S. because non-white immigrants are more likely to accept vaccines.

H/T to @CathGroyper

#Vaccines #Eugenics #Immigrants #Covid19
2. Carol J. Baker, M.D. is principal investigator of the Maternal Immunization Component of the Baylor Vaccine Trial Evaluation Unit, which is conducting epidemiologic and phase 1 studies of vaccine preventable infections in pregnant women.
3. Baker is a highly accomplished infectious diseases clinician, teacher and vaccinologist. Her advocacy for maternal immunization shaped a new medical culture in the U.S.
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THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19
medium.com/@marta.foresti…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response
governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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🚨New gold-standard report from @MigrationPolicy shows:

The #PublicCharge rule is being marketed as a policy to penalize #immigrants who used government benefits—but practically nobody subject to this rule is eligible for benefits in the first place.

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migrationpolicy.org/news/public-ch…
There is almost no overlap between people applying for green cards and people eligible for public benefits.

That's because Congress has already closed off public benefits for undocumented #immigrants & temporary visa holders who don't have green cards already.

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@MigrationPolicy finds that max 167,000 people (probably much fewer) are actually eligible for public benefits & subject to the #PublicCharge rule.

That's <0.76% of the 22.1 million noncitizens in the US.

3/
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After nearly 34 years I said goodbye to a career that I loved. It is a strange feeling to transition from decades of communicating in careful words of a diplomat to a person free to speak exclusively for myself. MANY ASK WHAT ABOUT OUR FUTURE?

tinyurl.com/stn6y9e #maddow
What do the events of the past year mean for our country’s future?
It was an honor for me to represent the United States abroad because, like many immigrants, I have a keen understanding of what our country represents.
When #civilservants saw senior officials taking actions they considered deeply wrong in regard to the nation of #Ukraine, they refused to take part.
When Congress asked us to testify about those activities, we did not hesitate, even in face of #IMPOTUS45 efforts to silence us.
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Hey folks: I wanted to share something @apmresearch just released that I’m very proud of:

Our VOTER PROFILE TOOLS, as part of our broader #RepresentingUS project. (Read: A wealth of data to understand the US electorate in interactive @tableau tools.)
apmresearchlab.org/representingus…
@APMResearch @tableau 2/
We at @apmresearch released these tools on #IowaCaucus day, but expect that they will be valuable up until the #2020election & beyond—to understand how eligible voters differ—often dramatically—from state to state & in each congressional district.

apmresearchlab.org/representingus…
@APMResearch @tableau 3/
Already I’ve read numerous #media stories about the #IowaCaucuses & #NewHampshirePrimary saying those states don’t reflect the nation’s #demographics, but the #journalists didn’t include any data as to HOW they differed and to what degree.
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Thread. Unpacking the new expanded #travelban targeting most #immigrants from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma and Nigeria & nationals from Sudan and Tanzania seeking admission under the DV Lottery. 1/
#Immigrant is a term of art that applies to people seeking admission permanently. #Family is the primary way can qualify for an IV but only some relationships qualify (i.e., spouse of a US citizen). A person can also be sponsored by a US employer for an IV to fill labor needs. 2/
The #diversitylottery is a smaller but crucial #immigrant visa category to encourage immigration from low admission countries and enhance #diversity. Congress allocated 50K visas annually for this group. The new #travelban wipes out this option for nationals of all 6 countries. 3
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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
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Thank you @CarolineLucas for speaking up for #FreedomOfMovement.

As EU citizens & UK citizens who have benefited from this beautiful right, we were pleased to hear several politicians speak out in defence of it.

We don't want to lose it.
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#Immigration is indeed a brilliant thing.

Thank you @joswinson for injecting much needed positivity into the debate around #immigrants. We should indeed be celebrating immigration and #FreedomOfMovement!

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'Imagine if British citizens living in other countries were talked about and treated in the way that immigrants here are sometimes talked about. It's shameful, it's wrong and we need to change it.'

Thank you @NicolaSturgeon for speaking up for us!
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My first (review) paper from my postdoc with @ilanabrito123 is out! We discuss the need to truly internationalize human #microbiome research, which has been mostly centered around American/European populations (1/6th of the world's population). 1/n

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
2 key issues we think should drive this conversation: (1) The human #microbiome has been associated with a variety of diseases; how many of these effects are truly 'global'? (2) We need more efforts centered around the health concerns of populations in the rest of the world. 2/n
On issue #1 - We need to learn much more about #microbiomes EVERYWHERE. India and China have launched their own nation-wide initiatives; the @globalmicrobiom initiative is working on it too! My personal opinion: we need even more local efforts (*cough cough @Colciencias 🇨🇴) 3/n
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YOU PEOPLE - a thread

You people come here and
Take our jobs
Create our jobs
Steal our taxes
Pay our taxes
Take our food
Cook our food
Serve our food
Grow our food
Wear our clothes
Make our clothes
Make us feel unsafe
Keep us safe

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#Canada #Immigrants #RemembranceDay2019
You people come here and
Run our hospitals
Fix our hearts
Fix our kidneys
Fix our lungs
Fix our eyes
Fix our ears
Fix our bones
Fix our heads

You people come here and
Drive our cabs
Make our cabs
Drive our trains
Make our trains
Fly our planes
Make our planes

2/6
You people come here and
Clean our homes
Build our homes
Buy our homes
Sell our homes
Own our homes

You people come here and
Watch our TV
Make our TV
Run our TV

3/6
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Reminder: There's a second congressional hearing today on the end (and subsequent reinstatement) of #MedicalDeferredAction.

You can follow along here: oversight.house.gov/legislation/he…

Or, you can follow me for the newsy nuggets.
For background, we first reported on the end of the humanitarian policy back in August when Boston-area #immigrants began receiving denial letters from @USCIS.

wbur.org/news/2019/08/2…
@USCIS We spoke with a few people who were receiving life-saving medical treatment here in Boston. They requested #MedicalDeferredAction from USCIS, asking for visa extensions and temporary deferral of deportation to continue treatment.

Here's their story:
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Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers. washingtonpost.com/immigration/tr…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."

usnews.com/news/national-…
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The #PublicCharge rule was stayed (for now) & is huge relief but in nitty-gritty of immigration cases happening away from twitter-sphere, injunction is of little coseq. Last FRI I got email from OPLA atty on upcoming 42B merits w/ “I don’t see the credit reports 4 Respts?” WTF!?!
It has nothing to do with cancellation of removal eligibility or meeting the burden of proof to get #immigration relief requested. But you see, Credit Score was one of the things introduced into immigration adjudications by the #PublicCharge rule. 1/
A confession is in order. I my 19 yrs practicing immigr I have never submitted Credit Reports/Scores in cancellation cases bc those are often not pretty. It has very little to do w issues at bar but everything to do on how debt & debt collection affect vulnerable populations. 2/
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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.
#thread
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revcom.us/a/613/chart-fa…
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.”
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
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“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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WES Mariam Assefa Fund is proud to announce the award of $1.2M in grants to help five grantee partners lead efforts to support #immigrant and #refugee workers in the U.S. and build a more inclusive economy. Read our official announcement: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 1/
@jfftweets @Upwardly_Global @MDFinanceSD @welcomingcenter @BeeckCenter @WESCanada @WESGlobalTalent WES Mariam Assefa Fund grantee partners will focus on:
-#employer practices for better employment, training & economic mobility
-entrepreneurial immigrant leaders
-innovative financing for job-readiness and #wkdev for #immigrants & refugees: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 2/
@jfftweets @Upwardly_Global @MDFinanceSD @welcomingcenter @BeeckCenter @WESCanada @WESGlobalTalent WES Mariam Assefa Fund grantees will work to address challenges #immigrants & #refugees face and inspire us all by demonstrating the impact a more diverse and inclusive economy can have, said WES Mariam Assefa Fund Senior Director @MonicaKMunn: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 3/
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Dear readers,

As you know, The Epoch Times is a proudly independent news organization dedicated to truthful reporting.

Thanks to your support, we are now America’s fastest-growing newspaper. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/why-nbc-msnbcs…
It appears, however, that not everyone is thrilled with our growth and our dedication to restoring honest journalism.

@NBCNews & @MSNBC dedicated a good amount of their time attempting to discredit us.

We were surprised at witnessing what appears to be a new low…
…that media are willing to drop to in an effort to quash voices they don’t agree with.

@MSNBC host Rachel @Maddow, known for her biased coverage of the Trump admin and for getting the Trump–Russia collusion story wrong, dedicated 30 minutes of prime-time television to us.
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Surreal and extreme serious. “Die endgültige Lösung ist erforderlich” - the final solution is required. It was with this #Nazi phrase used to murder #Jews, that Estonian MEP Jaak Madison, a longtime Nazi sympathiser, addressed the #immigrants in Europe. estonianworld.com/security/eston…
The concerns with the new Government in #Estonia have overflown the country boarders. A Government where the junior partner, the extreme right party Ekre, looks the de facto leading force. foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/18/est… #fascism #FarRight #racism
Can the political situation shift in #Estonia? A "silent" maybe accordingly to the last general election winner, the liberal @kajakallas. But the concerns with the extreme right and junior government, party Ekre, continues to grow. news.err.ee/968541/intervi… @ALDEParty @RenewEurope
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A thread:
Illuminating #Bible passages on how a #pagan deserves only deceit, dissimulation and to be taken advantage of - even when he extends help.

Even if fellow-#Abrahamics are mortal enemies, a Pagan who extends shelter to one never really wins their loyalty or trust.
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The scene: David flees Israelite territory. King Saul is trying to kill him, no matter how much David tries to prove his bona fides.

David + 600 soldiers (w/ families) take shelter with Philistine King Achish of Gath - pagans the Israelites hate.

biblegateway.com/passage/?searc…
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Pagan king Achish grants David a town to settle in, hoping to win favour through hospitality. And perhaps driving a wedge in Israel.

Instead, behind his host's back, David and his men sack and massacre nearby pagan settlements - making sure that the king doesn't hear of it.
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