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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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'In the last of his major national addresses on the Democrat-created border impasse, the president offered the opposing party big wins on immigration. In exchange, he asked for common sense border security measures.

That’s how serious the president was.'
amgreatness.com/2019/01/29/tru…
Exerpts from the article by @Harlan:

'But as she did with every offer from him, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) scornfully rejected President Trump’s attempt at compromise.

This time she did it before he even spoke.'
'As the effective leader of one of the country’s major parties, that’s her right.

But she can’t then claim to be interested in compromise or solutions.'
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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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If Sessions was really interested in unclogging court dockets, he'd focus on identifying fraudulent cases instead of gutting protections for deserving people.

Don't drink his Kool-Aid. This is about exclusion and nodding to his white nationalist base.
Similarly, 45 campaigned on stopping illegal immigration, but with the #MuslimBan and #DACA and #TPS revocations, and support for gutting #familyimmigration, the people he's going after are people authorized to be here. People with valid status.
Somehow, he said #DACA was unconstitutional, but when he unilaterally overrules an agency like the Board of Immigration Appeals, that's ok.

Hypocrite much?
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1/ Trump admin is actively working to sentence ~200K innocent Salvadorans now legally in US to death. Let's talk about everything wrong with this rank @ICEgov propaganda from @CBSThisMorning & the complicity of these "journalists" in that plan. #SaveTPS

cbsnews.com/news/ms-13-gan…
2/ Let's start with that headline. Why would a crackdown on gangs be "controversial"? Gangs are bad, and few worse than MS-13. But @CBSThisMorning doesn't address it in the story at all, leaving reasonable people to assume that there is no rational counterpoint. But there is.
3/ If you watch story closely, there are threads that an actual journalist would have not only tugged, but yanked free until something snapped. But as the anchor notes at the end, @margbrennan had "amazing access" to @ICEgov operation. Clearly that access came at a steep price.
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