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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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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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THREAD: Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the US gov is legally responsible for the #MentalHealth trauma that Trump’s #FamilySeparation policy inflicted on thousands of migrant families at the US/Mexico border. nytimes.com/2019/11/06/us/… (1/9)
This groundbreaking ruling recognizes that the Trump Admin knowingly put families in danger & is obligated to provide a solution. #MentalHealth svcs are a step on the path to healing for kids & parents who were torn apart simply for seeking safety. #FamiliesBelongTogether (2/9)
It’s also critical that we don’t forget the millions of children--the vast majority of whom are US citizens--who are increasingly vulnerable to or have already been separated from their parents due to ICE enforcement in our own communities. #FamiliesBelongTogether #NoRaids (3/9)
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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR TPS RECIPIENTS

#TPSElSalvador, #TPSHonduras, #TPSHaiti, #TPSNepal, #TPSNicaragua, and #TPSSudan have ALL been AUTOMATICALLY extended to 1/4/2021.

There is nothing you need to file or pay for. Show your employer this notice if they have questions.

#SaveTPS
For as much relief as this #TPS extension has given these communities, it's also going to create mass confusion for employers and recipients. AFAIK this is the longest period for which TPS has ever been extended without actually issuing new notices, let alone cards.
By "automatically-extended EAD," DHS means work permits which have already expired as of now but are as of today officially valid until 1/4/21. Looking forward to spending many hours over the course of the next year explaining this to HR for my clients 🙄
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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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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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"We love immigrants, as long as they do it the right way!"

Trump ended #TPS for #ElSalvador on 9/9/19. Extension was granted to 1/20/20--but #TPSElSalvador holders have no proof of this beyond USCIS website, and it's causing all kinds of chaos around here. Cruelty upon cruelty.
So, so tired of hearing #MAGA nation scream at my clients to do things "the right way" as they gleefully watch this administration rip up the very few options they may have had left.
To be clear, #TPS recipients are still in lawful immigration status for the next few months... but a substantial number of them don't actually know that and are now unnecessarily terrified that they are undocumented. Also seeing them (wrongfully) lose jobs, cancel intl travel
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(1/x) This thread is going to address #TPS (temporary protected status). Not sure it rises to the level of #FakeNews, but lots of reporters clearly do not understand a basic fact about #TPS – namely, that it is for people who are already in the United States...
#TPS is NOT for people who want to come to the United States. Reporters keep asking why we won’t use #TPS to let Bahamians in who were affected by #Dorian. The most basic answer is #TPS isn’t used to let people in…
(3/x) #TPS is to allow them to stay here when something happens in their home country while they are visiting (e.g., a natural disaster or war breaks out). But as long as we’re talking about #TPS...
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"WHY DON'T THEY JUST DO IT THE RIGHT WAY?"

A true story, from today:

My client has been in the US for 23 yrs. Her adult son is a US citizen. Never been arrested, always worked + paid her taxes. Has #TPSElSalvador, but wants permanent status.

Easy, right? Not so much.
Let's start with this: adult children can only file for their parents if they entered legally. If not, the parent has to leave and wait for 10 years before applying. Few non-citizens know this before I tell them. All citizens should.
My client has been in temporary legal status (#TPS) since 2001. This gives no path to citizenship, and Trump has ended it. We have until Jan 2, 2020 to do something for thousands of my Salvadoran neighbors.
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If you sense looming anxiety in the #immigration world, it might not just be the chaos of the southern border. We are also waiting for many, many, MANY shoes to drop...

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The final public charge regulation.

The proposed reg was published on October 10, 2018, & comments closed in December: federalregister.gov/documents/2018…

As recent DOS numbers preview, this reg could usher in BIG, BIG changes.
A ruling on the #RemaininMexico (#MPP) preliminary injunction.

A hearing in Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen happened Friday. The ruling could come out any day now. sfchronicle.com/nation/article…
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Wow

Where to even start

First, you’re not speaker any more

And your party’s “ideas” were so soundly rejected during the midterm elections that you lost an historic 40 seats

But let’s go a little deeper. Let’s look at Trump’s “accomplishments” and see if we are “better off”
With Trump and the GOP gutting the ACA and fighting Medicaid expansion, people who pay for healthcare are certainly #NotBetterOff

But healthcare and drug companies, and people that own them, sure are. Just ask your friend Chris Collins.

healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl…
The millions adversely affected by the #GOPTaxScam are #NotBetterOff

On the other hand, all the companies and wealthy CEOs who used the tax cut to buy back stocks and become richer were probably thrilled

npr.org/2019/02/14/693…
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Thread: the Trump @StateDept tampered with key evidence for women's #asylum cases, and undermined the impartiality of our human rights reporting system. Fellow immigration attorney Joanna Gaughan caught them red handed:
2/ Every year @StateDept releases a report on each country's human rights practices. @TheJusticeDept immigration judges and @DHSgov asylum officers use these reports as evidence for asylum cases & emphasize them over other sources bc DoS is considered impartial and reliable.
3/ The photo? Honduras report, domestic violence. L is 2016, R is 2017 (latest available). Yellow describes the nice laws to protect women. Pink was eliminated in 2017, explains that the laws aren't actually enforced, and that rape and dv remain serious problems in Honduras.
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This is your Commander In Chief ~ ❤️🇺🇸
Everyone who's in full freak out mode? 😂🤣😂 Yes, I'm looking at you democrats who thought you were tying his hands..As @ThomasWictor would say? HA!
This is what Trump set the table for ~ he KNEW what these dolts would do..Such predictable liars. #PoundSand
#DACA #TPS #AmericaFirst #SOTU2019 threadreaderapp.com/thread/1088893…
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I told @qzindia where many of my H-1B clients are from: A system so overburdened, hampered by new policy meant to hobble instead of run must be reformed. That starts by starving the beast.

qz.com/india/1536190/…
I've proudly served businesses in Northern Virginia and beyond to help them acquire H-1B visas and stay competitive. It can be hard to find qualified folks.

#H1B isn't perfect, but needs reform, not made unattainable.
That's exactly what the current administration is doing. And yes, it's for the same reason they tried to revoke #DACA, kill #TPS, sent troops to the border, and banned Muslims: they don't want people to come here.

The administration attacks legal immigration.
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As the posturing of the conference committee begins, just wanted to provide some thoughts that I wish weren't provocative, as both chambers & sides of the aisle begin their talks. I should preface these thoughts to say that no one wants a shutdown at the end of this process. 1/
Part of the challenge in these convos is that both sides are in rhetorical political battles not real policy ones & so because each word could mean 29035 things depending on who is saying it the result is a bunch of fake conversations that result in nothing. And that is sad 2/
It's particularly sad when it's so obvious that a majority of Americans are actually for a narrow bipartisan compromise on increasing security & providing PERMANENT protections to #DACA recipients & #TPS Holders. & yet we find ourselves in an enforcement-only conversation 3/
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They are on deadline. Since one democrat proclaimed himself the grown up going into the room? Time to put up #AmericaFirst ! February 15th is now 16 days away.
The crisis has not changed Mr President, it's growing!
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This is the Commander in Chief. ❤️🇺🇸🌹
Your Commander in Chief loves you. He's doing this so you'll get paid and he will use EO to address the issue. ICYMI we have some catching up to do people. Read this:
dailycaller.com/2019/01/24/tru…
I just realized Trump did a SOTU speech from the Rose Garden..By Feb 15th 800K federal employees will be paid. He's doing what @LindseyGrahamSC requested he do as a last resort..and you say WAIT we knew this a few weeks ago. Well did we know all of this?
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Here’s another asylum change: an unaccompanied child from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America could be returned against their will without regard to whether they will be persecuted.

Here’s why... /1
Under current law such kids aren’t barred at all from requesting asylum and they are placed in removal proceedings and can request asylum affirmatively. /2
Under this bill they could be repatriated unless an immigration officer who screens them finds that it is more probable than not that they will be trafficked or that they could establish eligibility for asylum. Here’s the catch... /3
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I don’t really have opinions of the last 12 hours of events, in wait n see mode, however in case helpful here is what the Bridge Act is: 1/ #DACA #TPS #Shutdown
The Act gives provisional protected presence for a period of 3 years to those who meet the eligibility. At the end of the 3 years those protections would end. 2/
The eligibility requirements are basically the same as eligibility requirements for #DACA. I have no idea what the temporary #TPS portion of something like this is, perhaps they’d just change that eligibility language, but again who knows. 3/
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I recently met with a desperate #Venezuela family about to overstay tourist visa. Dad (professional), mom (professional) and kid. Staying w/ relatives & desperate to find a way not to return to political threats, hunger, utter lack of services, including medical care...
Why me? I have #HumanRights background, a university job & #LatinAmerica experience. Basically bupkus in the terrordome politics of desperate people in Trumpland. But I bought them coffee (and a snowman cookie for a young 'un) and listened...
What separates me from them? Increasingly little. They were upper middle class and now scrounge for off the books manual labor. Would they be killed if they returned? Not immediately -- but slowly: no work, no food, no medicine, no hope. They've become #Refugees ...
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At 10AM today, CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan (@CBP_McAleenan) will be appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for an important oversight hearing. I'll be livetweeting the hearing and pulling out any important parts of the testimony. judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/overs…
McAleenan has already made his written testimony available. While I haven't had the chance to read it carefully, one very important thing to note is that he doesn't mention family separation or metering once. judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
The hearing begins with Chairman Grassley praising the "important work" of CBP, describing it as a law enforcement agency. Grassley says he was impressed on private meeting with McAleenan about all the work he's done protecting migrants, which is... debatable at best.
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Very much thankful and honored to have been awarded the 2018 Newspaper Spot News reporting award from @NYABJ for my reporting on #Haitian immigrants’ concerns about the loss of #TPS, which allowed immigrants to work and study legally in the U.S. nyabj.org/uncategorized/…
Winning story | #Haitians in U.S. under protected status worry for future here:
newsday.com/long-island/na…
Other related stories:

U.S. extends Haitians’ temporary protected status to Jan. 22
newsday.com/long-island/u-…

Hundreds of LI Haitian immigrants to lose protected status
newsday.com/long-island/im…

Across LI, vulgarity attributed to Trump draws denunciations
newsday.com/long-island/tr…
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@FAIRImmigration, founded by Dr. John Tanton, is a mouthpiece of white nationalist rhetoric. But it's more than that: it injects its foul ideology into actual policy.

One (latest) example: Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. Read what a federal judge found:

#SaveTPS
On p29 of the decision, the Court gives yet another example of Acting Secy Elaine Duke, who is supposed to make a dispassionate assessment of conditions on the ground in determining TPS eligibility, said "this conclusion [to end TPS] is the result of an America first view..."
Curious, because America was founded on ideals of welcoming the forcibly displaced. I'm not sure what "American first" has to do with terminating TPS.

If the White House is influencing the decision, we have a problem, because the White House has made A LOT of racist statements.
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.@realDonaldTrump,

Thanks, but no thanks.

I decline your invitation to attend your Hispanic Heritage Month White House reception.

Your rhetoric, actions & policies betray the values upon which #HHM was founded.

Let me explain...

-@RepLujanGrisham
Your administration has undermined every bipartisan, bicameral effort we have pursued to help our nation’s Dreamers by making hyper-partisan and radical demands. /2
Every Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation specifically included September 15 in order to celebrate the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. /3
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