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Yet another attack on asylum seekers is published in today's Federal Register. The US creates perfect conditions for the spread of disease in squalid concentration camps, now proposes using disease as a grounds to prevent filing for asylum.…
The trope of the "diseased immigrant" is as old as racism. What's horrifying about this proposed rule is that it will be used not only for COVID-19, but *any* public health issue, in the US or elsewhere.
But isn't this necessary? We're all scared of deadly diseases.

News flash: this isn't new.…
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Jean Raspail was the author of #CampOfTheSaints, a virulently racist hate novel that's achieved cult classic status among white nationalists. A favorite of Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, the novel portrays the death of Western civilization by refugees.…
John Tanton, founder of today's anti-immigrant movement, whose organizations have infiltrated deep into the Trump administration, loved the novel so much he acquired the rights to republish it in 1994.

My review:
The influence of the novel cannot be overstated. If you're wondering where the WN movement gets its inspiration to formulate the horrific policies we've seen rolled out, look inside the minds of racists like Jean Raspail. Stephen Miller did:…
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1/ 48 hours after Trump's ICE was given the green light to use "expedited removal" to deport non-citizens ANYWHERE IN THE US w/o seeing a judge first, #SCOTUS has today confirmed that this power is unreviewable. I'm reading the decision now, initial thoughts below
2/ Alito writes for the majority, and in case you had any doubt about where he's been getting his news he leads with the Fox/#TantonNetwork view of #asylum. (FYI, the fact that most asylum apps are not granted is not a valid argument against asylum, but that's for another day.)
3/ In 1996 Congress (working closely with the Clinton admin) passed the single worst immigration bill in modern American history, aka #IIRIRA. Among many other terrible things, this bill both created the expedited removal process & strictly limited review of ERs in the courts
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#DACA survives. Here's what everyone needs to know. (Thread)


The revocation of DACA was unlawful. But to be clear: this was *not* a decision upholding the constitutionality of DACA. And that underscores the 1st takeaway: Celebrate, but this is NOT over.
What was illegal about it? Bluntly: they screwed up. Trump, Miller, then-Secy Elaine Duke, then-AG Jeff Sessions, and later then-Secy Nielsen all thought they could simply cancel DACA and not have to show their math. The Supreme Court did not let them get away with it.
If a government agency puts forth a rule, it has to show its math.

Imagine a rule that all cars have to have either airbags or automatic seat belts as a secondary form of safety. Then the agency, showing its math, decides that automatic seat belts (remember those?) don't work.
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This is bullshit based on hysterical and debunked propaganda originally championed by @KrisKobach1787 and his toadies. Remember the amusing utter failure of CrossCheck and the disinfo spread to distract from what a failure it was? Same people, same energy, same bullshit.
2017. I remember, even if they forgot.…
IRLI is the legal arm of FAIR, the pro-"population control" group (part of the #TantonNetwork) that has embedded itself into every level of the United States government under the guise of being "immigration hawks." I've talked a lot about those guys in the past and will link here
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Resident white nationalist @jeffsessions again rears his pointy hooded head, using the pandemic to call for a stop to immigration.

No surprise, of course. He's a #ConfederateTool.

But where does he get his ideas?
We asked this question of Stephen Miller, too. Neither Miller not Trump are immigration experts. Who told them how to put the deportation machine into hyperdrive?

The answer was the network founded by Dr. John Tanton. Even today, few know his name: exactly how he wanted it.
Turns out our good ol' boy Jeff has a cozy relationship with the #TantonNetwork, too.

Tanton operative Mark Krikorian thought it was worthy to share Jeff's comments on @TuckerCarlson.

Of course, Jeff retweeted. Ok, so what, right? Image
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When you let eugenicists write your immigration policy, this is what happens. And make no mistake -- that's exactly what's going on. #TantonNetwork
I wrote about this in early 2017 because I was trying to protect vulnerable people. Human rights abuses at the border have been going on for decades, but I knew that it was going to get worse -- much worse.
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This morning, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed to accept the @Umich appeal in my lawsuit against them to unseal the #TantonPapers.

On we go in the fight for transparency!
John Tanton was the mastermind behind the modern anti-immigrant movement. (If you haven't heard of him - that's exactly the what he wanted.)

His groups, the #TantonNetwork, are deeply embedded within the Trump administration.
Tanton was a white nationalist. And a eugenicist (believing white people were genetically superior to blacks and Latinos.) He started these movements to push his agenda.

If Trump is Stephen Miller's puppet, then Miller is Tanton's puppet.…
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L: 20th-century eugenicist & immigration policy obsessive Prescott Hall

R: 21st-century eugenicist & #immigrationpolicy obsessive #StephenMiller

I'm not saying Hall sold his mortal soul to push the devil's immigration policy for eternity...

But also not *not* saying that.
Hall founded the Immigration Restriction League, a predecessor of today's #TantonNetwork (FAIR, CIS, NumbersUSA). He was consumed w/advocating race-based imm. restrictions, often staying up into the early morning hours to research & write.

#StephenMiller is... Stephen Miller.
my theory does have its limits, however
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The #PublicCharge rule is horrific.

Applicants for a green card inside the US will, after 2/24/20, have the fact that they are applying for a green card held against them as a negative factor.

Yes, you read that right.
Make no mistake: the public charge rule is simply to provide a way for USCIS to more easily deny ANY application for a green card.

We're working double overtime to file several cases in our firm. Trying to save as many as we can from this horrific rule.
It's not getting the attention it deserves.

Like many policies of this administration, it's the poor, the vulnerable, and the sick who are going to suffer.

The #TantonNetwork has been clamoring for more "public charge" denials for nearly 40 years.

Feb 24 is their day.
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Remember: CIS is a rebranded “population control” org that switched focus to immigration over concerns of Latin American countries’ “high breeding rates” and “inferior culture” #TantonNetwork
And now they’re writing immigration policy.
From John Tanton’s obit. He died last year…
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The state of the immigration courts in which we practice affect hundreds of thousands. And they've been politicized and manipulated by the likes of Stephen Miller.

So I submitted written testimony for a hearing to be held by @HouseJudiciary tomorrow. Wanted to share it.
The crisis isn't the backlog of 1 million cases.

It's the LACK OF DUE PROCESS. Take it from someone in the trenches.

It's not a court of law when judges have to meet quotas to keep their jobs. When ICE attorneys show up without a file and nothing happens to them.
The right to tell one's story is sacrosanct. Throwing people into squalor, barring them from entering, holding court in a tent - all make a mockery of due process.

Do you hear that, "Party of Law and Order?"

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So you want to be an immigration activist? Here are 7 things you need to know.

1. Immigration is a lifeline. It is a way to bring fresh ideas, fresh people, and fresh talent into the United States. A border is a tool to achieve it.

We cannot prosper without immigration.
2. Immigration touches everything.

Community relations.
Criminal justice.
3. The criminal justice system and the immigration system are intertwined.

And it's a bad marriage that never should have happened. Watch for terms that criminalize.
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Jerry Kammer's op-ed in Thursday's @nytimes calling for restriction on immigration as a “liberal” is nothing but camouflaged white nationalism.

How could they fall for it? Well, Kammer is part of the #TantonNetwork and fooling people is what they do.…
That they fell for publishing this drivel days before the #WomensMarch and #MartinLutherKingJrDay shows how pervasively the white nationalist movement has infiltrated both our government and our immigration discourse.
The #TantonNetwork can't say they want to enhance inequality. So they camouflage, adopting arguments of economic justice (who will protect American workers?), environmental justice (we must have (certain) population(s) controlled), and the old go-to: appeals to law and order.
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I'm going to say it again.

I'm sick of the term "border security." It means nothing but militarization.

A border is a national asset. Used wisely, it enhances prosperity. Otherwise, it's a liability.

The most "secure" border is one that doesn't need a wall.

It is time for all of us to push back against this contrived political term. A Newspeak term coopted to limit debate, and enhances neither prosperity nor security.

We've tried it their way for years, and this is where we are. No: there's a better way.
And it starts by rejecting the framework created by those who don't share our vision of an inclusive America.

Looking at you, FAIR, CIS, NumbersUSA, IRLI, PFIR. The #TantonNetwork. (Don't know about it? Well, it's responsible for all this horror.)
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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?…
Ramped up #ICERaids.
#TPS loss.
#DACA revocation.
#RemainInMexico protocols.
The #MuslimBan

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.…
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I told you this was where it was going. Remember when that Holocaust-denying little creep Chuck Johnson met with two elected officials about "DNA testing"?…
And the "1488" migrant children missing, and the fourteen-word press releases about the border wall that began with "We Must Secure..."

And this.
This is what happens when rebranded pro-eugenics groups take over American immigration policy. Racist eugenicist Birchers are running shit. I've tried to raise alarms about this from the beginning because I know very well what the #TantonNetwork wants and what it's up to.
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Here's SPLC's background into #VDare's relationship with eugenicist John Tanton, who died in July (but not before he helped start that publication) #TantonNetwork…
"The next year, Tanton apparently helped Brimelow conceive and organize, the white nationalist and nativist website Brimelow still runs today, according to a Feb. 25, 1998, Tanton memo that refers to the site as "our enterprise.""
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Very important news.

The @colcomfdn is THE money behind the entire anti-immigrant movement. No one has given more to these white nationalists. No one.

Without Colcom, there would be no anti-immigrant movement to speak of.
@colcomfdn The bombshell @NYTimes report from 8/14 traced the dark ideology of Colcom's founder, Cordelia Scaife May, who bankrolled the efforts of white nationalist John Tanton (whose papers I am suing to unseal) in the late 1970's.

Many of Colcom's grantees are part of the #TantonNetwork of hate groups.

Colcom funds hate, and Tiedemann Advisors did the right thing by dropping them.
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The #TantonNetwork is in full swing. White nationalism as immigration policy.
John Tanton was a white nationalist, and grandfather of the modern anti-immigrant movement. He founded several organizations who have filled key strategic positions within the current administration.

Learn to recognize his thought: @USCISCuccinelli speaks it quite fluently.
Tanton's legacy is camouflaging white nationalism. He thought being called "racist" was an ad hominem attack. Read what he wrote in 1994:
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