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in an unexpected burst of good news at the merciful end of the worst term in modern #SCOTUS history, the court has agreed that the #RemaininMexico program was properly terminated by the Biden administration

#MPP
still reading, but on its face this outcome is a tremendous relief for all of us involved in this work and a definitive statement to the next R administration that they can't outsource our asylum processing to other countries
I come not to praise #RemaininMexico, but to bury it.

#MPP was one of the cruelest & most radical policies of an administration elected to perform radical cruelty on some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Its recission does not fix our asylum system, but preserves it
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Refreshing #SCOTUS site while waiting on a hearing in #Dorchester hoping to vacate the decades-old case which resulted in my client's deportation eager to learn which of our rights the elder gods deign fit to preserve. Thurgood Marshall is on the wall, + he doesn't look happy
I continue to believe they'll hold Dobbs until the very end--as they always do for the big ones--but literally on the edge of my seat for the #MPP decision
In this courtroom full of Black faces a white judge is being assisted by white clerks, white court officers, + a white probation rep while white prosecutors + defense attorneys (including me ofc) litigate cases controlled by white-majority SJC + SCOTUS rulings. Welcome to Boston
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1) ICYMI: The last time Biden began processing migrants deported under #MPP who had pending cases before the #EOIR, USBP union along w/a Breitbart content creator took that opportunity to stage migrant crossings for @CNN to film & started #BidensOpenBorder with far-right media...
2) The Epoch Times, which promotes far-right politicians in Europe & has championed former President Donald Trump in the U.S. A 2019 report by NBC News showed it to be the SECOND-LARGEST FUNDER of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign. More...
3) Epoch is associated with Guo Wengui (also known as Miles Kwok), on whose yacht #Bannon was arrested for fraud in We Build the Wall. Bannon & Breitbart work closely with the National Border Patrol Union & produce its podcast.
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Today @POTUS and @SecMayorkas issued their guidance to reimplement (and expand!!!) the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) - a deadly program that violates the human rights of asylum-seekers every day it exists. A🧵on what this means and how it's really really bad.
Time and time again @DHSgov and @POTUS have affirmed that #MPP is an unworkable program with "endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs" that "fails to provide the fair process and humanitarian protections that individuals deserve under the law." This is true.
.@DHSgov claims that due to a Texas court decision that #MPP must be re-implemented, their hands are tied. But despite their changes to supposedly make the program less-inhumane, the new guidance actually EXPANDS #MPP
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What’s the role of the US government in the Central American migration crisis? Arguably a very powerful, defining role and one that continues to drive inequality and violence in the #GlobalSouth.
In March 2020, Border Patrol reported 172k unauthorized migrants from C. America & Mexico, a 70% increase from Feb & a 20-year record high. Spikes in migration happen every 2 to 3 years and often go unaddressed: fam.ag/3jktU1p
Economic and political turmoil, gender and gang violence, climate change & corruption have been factors driving #migration in the region for years. Today, the effects of Covid-19 are yet another reason why people are leaving in search of more security and stability.
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Let me further note why I have been whistleblowing, social media protesting, & been about holding the #PeoplesParty accountable. #MPP has considered themselves to be "a major progressive right wing populist party" bc they feel that the nation is "majority center right."
It has been assumed that the #PeoplesParty is about "competing on class lines" BUT even w/ having been Anti-Black, pro-censorship, anti-union (even of their own organizers & vols), & an org that has never been totally proven to be legit by the IRS, it's clear. They pretend well.
Let's take #MedicareForAll as an example of #PeoplesParty tokenism. Have they ever done or said anything about doing policy work towards the issue? Have they ever done more than give platitudes? In the past 4 yrs, what has #MPP done for #M4A besides social media & clout chasing?
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I keep feeling like many on the left would have easily gotten scammed by a Bernie Madoff character & still been a Stan even after he got arrested, not just caught in his grift. Of course, I'm glad to know that I would've told my story, sought justice, & hope no one else got had.
There is liberation in telling the truth & not just suffering from injustice. I remember not wanting to tell my long time Twitter peeps @B43Franco & @ProudSocialist what happened to me in the #PeoplesParty bc I didn't want to be the "crying to my friends" person & be a bother.
It is easier to just keep the truth to yourself but what purpose would it have served for me to be silent on what the #PeoplesParty did to me & my peers? What purpose would it have served the left for me to have "just left MPP/PP & be quiet" after suffering, struggling, & all?
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The Legacy of Trump’s Deterrence Policies and How We Repair — Join Defending Vulnerable Populations, or DVP, Legal Assistant Amari Verastegui, DVP Legal Fellow Elizabeth Crivaro, Strategic Capacity Officer Luis Guerra and Volunteer Coordinator Victor Flores. #ConveneWithCLINIC
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Strategic Capacity Officer Luis Guerra gives an overview of #MPP also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
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CLINIC's Estamos Unidos Asylum Project was created to offer legal guidance to migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, often those who had been under #MPP.

Learn more here: cliniclegal.org/issues/estamos…
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⚡️EXTRA!

La migración irregular a EUA está en camino de ser la más alta de los últimos 20 años, dice el Secretario de Seguridad Interior (DHS) @SecMayorkas en un largo comunicado, explicando la “difícil situación” a la que no llama “crisis”.

Abro #hilo con lo principal:
Dice que la mayoría de los adultos solos originarios de México o el triángulo norte de Centroamérica, que llegan a EUA son expulsados rápidamente a México y los de otras nacionalidades regresados en avión a sus países si México no los acepta.
Las familias de migrantes de México o Centroamérica están siendo expulsadas a México siempre y cuando tenga capacidad de recibirlas, pero afirma que esta es limitada y ello ha saturado los recursos de EUA.

Las de otro origen son regresadas por vía aérea a sus países.
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I was aghast to read this noxious, ignorant “opinion” piece by ⁦@FareedZakaria⁩. The “Remain in Mexico” or #MPP program, HARP and PACR were not “practical” policies of the Trump Administration. They were unlawful, inhumane, human rights violations. washingtonpost.com/opinions/biden…
If the author took 5 minutes to do internet research on these “programs” he would discover that people in #MPP were (and are) raped, murdered, preyed on by cartels, subjected to human and sex trafficking, and living in some of the most squalid conditions of any refugee camp.
#MPP successfully prevented almost all of the designees from access to counsel, causing them to lose their asylum cases if they could or would bear the suffering of the “program” in sham hearings in border courts.
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4M+ Texans have been left w/o power for nearly 2 full days in the midst of an unprecedented snow storm & single-digit temps.

Who's been hit the hardest?
Marginalized communities a.k.a ppl w/disabilities, BIPOC and immigrants.

Let's dive into this 🧵⬇️
washingtonpost.com/national/texas…
Ppl w/disabilities are 2-4 times more likely to be injured or killed in a natural disaster, according to @disasterstrat yet they're rarely effectively accommodated in the emergency preparedness plans of gov'ts.

Texas is a blatant example.
Folks with disabilities & chronic illnesses need power for assistive devices and heat to prevent severe impairment.

But how is governor @GregAbbott_TX responding to this & more?
By blaming the Green New Deal...🙄
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#MPP #PeoplesParty whatever you want to call them have been on the offensive against people who have been trying to help them for months and is choosing to attempt to discredit these volunteers with zero evidence instead of facing their critics
So is it time to spill that 🍵 🫖 🤔 #PeoplesParty #MPP
In November a petition began circulating around the #MPP volunteer base that was addressing what people saw as problematic with the leadership of @PeoplesParty_US. A meeting was asked for and agreed to by the leadership of MPP and our concerns were brought to their attention
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"Family Separation" was horrific. But have you heard about "Remain in Mexico"? Also known as the "Migrant Protection Protocols," #MPP does the exact opposite from "protecting" migrants. #MPP is cruel & inhumane, & its victims need remedies TODAY, not a task force. A thread: 1/
#MPP started on Jan 29, 2019. Under MPP, immigrants coming to the border requesting protection from violence ("asylum-seekers") are fingerprinted/photographed by Border Patrol & then sent to Mexico with a piece of paper telling them to come back on a certain date for court. 2/
Upon deportation to Mexico, ppl in #MPP are in extreme danger. They are not Mexican, & their accents & clothing makes them obvious to cartels, who target them for kidnapping, extorting ransom money from their family members using WhatsApp & social media 3/
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@IndLeftNews @BenSpielberg @jimmy_dore (1) The #ReplacePelosiJan3 & negotiate w/other Speaker candidates 2 THEN #ForceTheVote + get more changes campaign was drowned out by the FTV movement. Today, the FTV ppl on the ground in DC r condemning Squad votes 4 Pelosi. Way too little & way 2 late.
@IndLeftNews @BenSpielberg @jimmy_dore (2) But, a more important 1, is that the Squad felt free 2 decide how 2 vote on Pelosi w/o consulting the ppl's movement. These advocates of bottom-up democracy did not practice it all when it came 2 the most important decision they would make during the next 2 years.
@IndLeftNews @BenSpielberg @jimmy_dore (3) They're not the only ones of course. Bernie Sanders did the same thing when he dropped out of the pressidential race. His "Not me. Us!" movement suddenly turned into an "it's my decision alone", affair. That enraged me at the time. It still does. After extracting all that ...
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.@camiloreports on Biden's sweeping reversal of Trump's immigration agenda. As previously reported fist order of business seems to be:
* reinstate in full #DACA
* end the Muslim Ban (Travel Ban 3.0)
* 100 days freeze of deportation
(continues)

cbsnews.com/news/biden-imm… via
* reinstatement of the J Johnson "priority for removal" with a twist to "cur collateral arrests"
* increase the refugee admission cap to 125,000
* withdraw from ACA
* reinstate the Central American Minor Reunification program
There is attributed pledge to end #MPP, however, due to the logistics of actually accomplishing it during a raging pandemic I doubt that we will see an outright end w immediate parole of all victims of this atrocious & shameful travesty. Hopefully, they find away to do it ASAP.
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A lot to unpack here, but what I've mostly learned from reading these so far is that I still have the capacity to be astonished. Not that they knew that the single worst Trump immigration initiative (#MPP) was bad--we all knew that--but that they would put any of this in writing
I mean a "full and fair" asylum system is literally the definition of a "safe third country." That's it! That's all it requires. We all knew none of the countries they were forcing into these agreements had one, but... Image
Here's the clearest example of "the cruelty is the point" I've seen from this boundlessly cruel govt.

They knew that conditions were so dangerous that these refugees would leave under any circumstances--all while insisting that most of their asylum claims were fraudulent. ImageImage
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Equal Justice Works Fellowship: Call for Proposals ends 8/24/20 for the 2020-2021 Fellowship Term. Focus: cross-border issues including #MPP, detention advocacy issues, and projects related to the defense of Black migrants and families at the border. ⁠#JobSearch #SanDiego
Managing Attorney I Los Angeles, CA. ⁠
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It is impossible to adequately convey the inhumanity of our country's relentless assault on #asylum protections on the southern border, but grateful for the opportunity to share with @hanjaneway our perspective in @NEJM @NEJMPerspec. /1

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
The "Remain In Mexico" policy of returning asylum seekers to dangerous border cities in Mexico -- where they cannot access basic legal, social, or medical services -- is an affront to US federal law as well as international law. /2 @ACLU

aclu.org/blog/immigrant…
There are already over 1100 documented cases of murder, rape, torture, kidnapping, and other violent assaults against asylum seekers and migrants forced to remain in #Mexico under #MPP. @humanrights1st /3

deliveredtodanger.org
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we are now

as of today

133 DAYS

from the beginning

of the

[say it with me now]

👉👉👉 POST-TRUMP ERA 👈👈👈

post TRUMP

POST

Trump

that is "post"

as in AFTER
So yes: a lot of bad stuff is happening this week, especially in #immigrationpolicy.

Just here to remind you that this rollercoaster is about to come to a full & complete stop, & that there is no irreversible damage he can really do in his last few months.

Next: the real work!
It's mid-November. All of the votes are finally in and accounted for, and Trump has just been trounced in an absolutely historic landslide.

Will he act out? Sure. Will he try to do as much damage as possible? Probably.

Will anyone take him seriously? No.
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Sergio escaped Nicaragua as a political asylum seeker. After a treacherous journey he was kidnapped & tortured while in #MPP. While in Otay Mesa he had no way to protect himself against COVID-19. Sergio is now free thanks to several community orgs who rallied 4 his freedom 1/3 Image
After a denied TRO request, the Cross Border Initiative Team obtained parole from ICE but they ruthlessly demanded that he pay a $10,000 bond.⁠ Thanks to several community organizations Sergio's bond was paid and he was released after he was deemed medically cleared 2/3
ImmDef thanks @chirla_org, @baybondfund, @MigrantFreedom, Community Justice Exchange/@bailfundnetwork, @BeyondBondBos, and @MinorityHumani1, and @miles4migrants who helped free Sergio #FreeThemALL 3/3
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Información para las personas obligadas a permanecer en México bajo #MPP mientras su caso de inmigración está pendiente ante la Oficina Ejecutiva de Revisión de Inmigración, o también conocido como el tribunal de inmigración de los EU. bit.ly/2KNQNsy
El 30 de abril de 2020, la Oficina Ejecutiva de Revisión de Inmigración anunció que las audiencias de MPP programadas hasta el 1 de junio de 2020, inclusive, serán reprogramadas.
Las personas deben presentarse a la (garita) indicada en su fecha de notificación más reciente, para recibir nuevos avisos de las audiencias reprogramadas. También puede verificar cualquier cambio en sus audiencias en la corte llamando al 1-800-898-7180.
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The US has the highest number of #COVID19 cases globally.

So instead of:

ℹ️Providing accurate information to the public.
😷Ensuring frontline workers have access to PPE.
🏥Mass producing ventilators.
🔬Scaling up testing.

The president announced an #ImmigrationBan

Why?👇
Because when the administration mishandles a crisis, immigrants become the scapegoat.

Racism, xenophobia & misinformation are used to enact anti-immigrant policies.

The impact? Immigrants disappear from their communities, families get separated & ppl die in detention centers.
All while the real crisis is left unaddressed.

There is 0 public health rationale for an #ImmigrationBan—especially b/c immigrants are crucial to the nation’s response to the pandemic.

Immigrants are disproportionately in frontline jobs at hospitals, grocery stores & farms.
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As the nation is glued to rising pandemic numbers, attention has diverted away from the injustices #MPP clients are still facing at the border. We must not forget them. Many spend hours @ POE for updated hearing notices stuck in the rain, only to be told to come back the next day
Some fear leaving shelters due to quarantine protocols. Others who can leave, like our clients in the video above, attempt to only have one family member retrieve the notice to reduce the risks of #Covid19, but they are told all family members must be present. Image
The family spent 6 hours in the rain on their second attempt that week being shuffled around several POE. Finally, after speaking with the Mexican consulate who spoke with authorities, Chaparral allowed people to proceed 3 at a time. #RestoreAsylumNow #EndMPP Image
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Apart from the utter cruelty, #MPP hearings continuing is illogical FROM A CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW. It means forcing ppl living in unsanitary conditions to enter US *repeatedly*-CBP agents, ICE lawyers & contractors, & court Judges/staff all risk exposure to #coronavirus 1/
No social distancing in a CBP holding cell. Small cells of cinderblock & metal. The cold temperatures *may* reduce contagion (CBP justification) BUT they also weaken asylum-seekers immune systems & make them more susceptible to the virus, making them better vectors. Exposed. 2/
Asylum-seekers are then transported to court in packed vans by ICE contractors. They’re unionized here in El Paso, & it’s a well-paying, steady job. Means many of the contractors are older & have been on the job for years. Many senior citizens. Many military veterans. Exposed. 3/
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