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today an #immigration judge told our @BU_Law clinic students, "you’ve done a tremendous job - this family is very lucky to have been represented by you & to have such detailed & excellent representation." then she granted our client #asylum from two different countries. thread 1/
our client & two generations of her family (all of whom were also granted #asylum today) fled horrific violence in the northern triangle - including childhood abuse, trafficking, gang violence & domestic violence. much of it inflicted by our gov't:… 2/
despite the compelling circumstances, this family still needed 400 pgs of evidence, traumatizing forensic/psych evaluations & had to prove they are "credible." this required incredibly dedicated @BU_Law clinic students, working long hours on the factual & legal components 3/
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thrilled to be publishing "Public Health and the Power to Exclude: Immigrant Expulsions at the Border" with @gulcimmigration & the wonderful @prashasti_b. this piece argues for an end to #Title42, an illegal policy destroying families, and endangering #refugees at the #border. 1/
My piece beings by examining the historic intersections of public health and #immigration law, and the origins of federal quarantine and exclusion power. 2/
Woven into the article are first hand accounts of advocates on both sides of the #border who have witnessed the devastating impact of COVID-19 era immigrant expulsions as #immigrants, children and families are disappeared by the US gov't. 3/
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Just got word that Maria Merida, whose story we’ve shared over the years, was granted a stay of deportation.

She spent more than two years living in a church, seeking sanctuary from deportation while pursuing #asylum.…
We actually met her sons before meeting her.

Three of them are U.S. citizens.

The eldest, who is not a U.S. citizen, was deported in 2018 - two years after his father was deported.

In the words of the youngest son, “They’re taking them one by one.”…
As votes were still being counted in Nov, we spoke w Maria - in a zoom from the church - about what the outcome could mean.

“We're still concerned, there's no security, not yet,” she said.

Today, she walks freely for the first time in ~ 3 years.…
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THREAD 22 of writing against the 🪖-coup. It might be on emotional shock and feeling numb. It might be on the suffering of others. It might be on a new advocacy group - or on all of the above. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar Artist: Kuekool
1. This post by #Rohingya #activist @Ali_Jinnah_222 captures two things I want to write about today: being at a loss of words in regard to one’s own feelings - and being in #solidarity with the suffering of others. #March4Coup #CivilDisobedienceMovement
2. All of my research in #Myanmar has been with/about ethnic #minorities. My interlocutors are #Muslims and #Hindus locally referred to as “Burmese #Indians”. All of my research assistants happen to be #Kachin #Christians. I have #Chin friends, too
#March4Coup #CivilDisobedience
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1/ Let's talk about a few small but vital parts of the #USCitizenshipAct which may not make the kinds of headlines a pathway to citizenship does, but could make millions of people's lives better the day it passes.
2/ Before we do that, it is very important to me that you understand just how *bad* Joe Biden's immigration record is. It is not at all unfair to say that he is directly responsible for some of the worst stuff that this bill is only now undoing.…
3/ Let's start with the definition of the word "conviction."

Every state has some form of alternative sentencing designed to divert charges & keep people from the lifetime burden of a criminal record.

Congress (& Biden) didn't like this, and changed federal law accordingly.
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1/ I just listened to the complete record of a case in which an #immigrationjudge denied an #asylum claim for a gay ICE detainee from El Salvador, and it is an absolutely textbook model of why we need appointed counsel in deportation proceedings. Keep reading for the lowlights.
2/ This man came to the US in '89 after yrs of persecution on account of his sexuality. As if threats he was getting from gang members who bullied him with homophobic slurs almost daily weren't enough, he was also afraid of an abusive partner. An uncle was killed for being gay
3/ Once he came to the US, he found love, community, and a chance at being able to live openly as who he is. He never looked back. He had legal status for most of the time he was in the US, and only a minor misdemeanor relating to disorderly conduct.
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MiSC's Laura Briggs (@LjbriggsLaura), Maria Cristina Garcia (@ithacamcg), Yael Schacher (@YaelSchacher), Lynn Stephen, and Elliott Young (@elliottyoungpdx) comment on the Feb2 Executive Order on regional #migration and #asylum in this annotated guide
Now, there's a lot to unpack here, and as the MiSC members have illustrated through their annotations, you really do have to "read between the lines." For example......(thread)
@YaelSchacher (@RefugeesIntl) flagged that the Trump admin refused to distinguish between those fleeing gangs and those in gangs. Key issues to watch for the Biden admin is whether the work of ICE Investigations and information sharing with Central American Govt.s truly changes.
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This is important but in order for families to seek protection at our border together, we must also make it possible for all the families who have been subjected to the Remain in Mexico policy to safely enter the country and pursue legal relief now.…
Since January 2019, the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy has trapped 70,000+ people, including tens of thousands of children, for months in dangerous conditions in Mexico while they await hearings on their #asylum claims in the United States.…
The dangerous conditions at refugee camps like the one we visited in Matamoros have forced many families into permanent #FamilySeparation as more than 700 children, fearing for their lives, have had to leave their families and seek protection alone.…
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1. It's been over a month since the @EUCourtPress ruled that #Hungary #pushback legislation breaches EU law. HU authorities fully ignore the judgment (oh hello #RuleOfLaw) & continue pushbacks. 🚨4400+ have been carried out since last December 🚨.
2. We wrote to @Frontex on 7 January requesting that it reconsiders its presence in Hungary. A decision on this is pending according to the response we received.
3. We also wrote to the Hungarian Police on 7 January inquiring about how it plans to implement the judgment. We are still waiting for a response. ⏱️⏲️⏰🕰️⏳⌛️
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/05/2021…
Chinese View: India in 2020 is clumsier than India in 1962!…

#India #China
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#Europe #Statistics #ASYLUM #Refugees

By the end of November, 370,745 applications had been registered by the EU statistical authority, compared with 675,535 in the previous year. In 2020, Germany will remain the most popular destination in Europe for asylum seekers.
In Germany, roughly 24 percent  (73,726) of all initial applications in Europe are made. With nearly 23 percent (70,655) of the requests, Spain is second. With 19 percent, France is third (58,468).
Two-thirds of all initial asylum applicants in the 27 EU states are covered by the three combined. In comparison, with just 70 initial applications from January to September, Hungary reported the fewest asylum seekers in the EU.
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Als ehemaligem Asylrechtsberater dreht es mir gerade den Magen um. Es ist ein trauriger Rückschritt an Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Dass das ausgerechnet unter einer grünen #Regierung passiert, hätte ich mir nie träumen lassen. #Thread
#asylum 👇👇👇…
Für Laien ist wahrscheinlich schwer im Detail nachvollziehbar warum gerade das so ein Rückschritt ist. Dass eine Agentur, die dem Staat unterstellt ist kaum ein neutraler Player sein kann wird vielen noch aus dem Hausverstand heraus klar sein.
Es ist nun einmal so, dass im österreichischen öffentlichen Recht in 1.Instanz eine Behörde entscheidet und kein unabhängiges Gericht, eine Tatsache, die gerade im Asylrecht hinterfragenswert ist, geht es in letzter Konsequenz doch hierebei um die Entscheidung über Menschenleben.
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A 🧵 on #immigration and a new administration. As a @JoeBiden administration and Congress prioritize battling the pandemic and fostering an economic recovery, both parties must recognize that #immigrants, standing shoulder to shoulder with native-born Americans, ...1/11
..are essential to those efforts. The new administration need to work from the outset to reunite families separated at the border, begin rebuilding the #refugee and #asylum systems the Trump administration dismantled and roll back draconian and nativist restrictions on ...2/11 #immigration. Human dignity, family unity and the economy of the US are at stake. Longer-term and together with Congress, the new administration should implement #immigration policies that help workers, families and the economy to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. 3/11
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: CREATING A 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
Only one party understands that Immigrants make America stronger. Not only do immigrants support us—immigrants are us. The other party leaves a legacy of cruelty. 1/19
#Democrats will support legislation to ensure that no president can enact discriminatory bans ever again. 2/19 #DemPartyPlatform #immigrationreform
#Democrats will reinstate, expand, and streamline protections for #Dreamers and the parents of American citizen children to keep families together in the communities they have long called home.
3/19 #DemPartyPlatform #immigrationreform #DACA
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: CREATING A 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
Only one party understands that Immigrants make America stronger. Not only do immigrants support us-immigrants are us. The other party leaves a legacy of cruelty to immigrants.
Out of many, we are one. That bedrock American idea has animated our country from its earliest days, inspiring people from every corner of the earth to participate in our great democratic experiment. 2/17
#DemPartyPlatform #Immigration
The Trump Administration has repudiated that idea and abandoned our values as a diverse, compassionate, and welcoming country. 3/17
#DemPartyPlatform #immigrationreform
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Proud to say that I spent my Election Day winning an #asylum claim for exactly the kind of applicant the Trump administration has spent the past four years trying to keep from winning asylum, based on legal grounds they have spent the past 4 yrs years trying to eliminate.
For immigration advocates--and, far more importantly, the ppl we serve--the past four yrs have been an endless, exhausting, all-consuming nightmare of arbitrary administrative cruelty and violence. Much better lawyers than I have defended every inch, winning far more than not.
4 yrs ago, thousands of young ppl watched this country vote in the worst of us for the explicit purpose of doing violence to the most vulnerable. Many of them have just passed the bar, fresh reinforcements in a generational battle against institutional racism & xenophobia.
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#Germany #Berlin #asylum

Germany’s administrative courts continue to correct thousands of negative asylum notices from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf). This emerges from the Office's recently published figures on lawsuits in the first half of 2020.
Accordingly, 15.2 percent of the court decisions in this period resulted in the correction of the defendant asylum decision - and brought the person seeking protection, instead of a rejection, refugee protection.
Or at least a ban on deportation. 36 percent of the decisions complained about were confirmed by the courts, while the remaining 49 percent were “other litigation”.
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#EU #Brussels #Asylum #Refugees #Coronavirus

According to media reports, the number of asylum seekers in the European Union has fallen sharply this year due to the Corona crisis.
In the first six months, 196,620 people applied for asylum in one of the 27 EU countries for the first time, as the newspapers of the Funke media group report, citing figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat.
That is a decrease of 34 percent compared to the same period last year. The reason for this is obviously the Corona crisis, the numbers only collapsed massively with the beginning of the first lockdown in March.
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#BREAKING EU chief says Brexit deal 'cannot be changed' by law Image
#BREAKING EU chief warns of 'growing anti-Semitism' in Europe Image
#BREAKING EU chief: LGBT-free zones 'have no place in our Union' Image
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1. I think Italian columnists accusing #Snowden of covering up the deaths of innocent people like #Nemtsov and other #Russian dissidents exemplifies how reactionary Italian journalism.
2. Back in '70s, Italy granted #asylum to political dissidents escaping from #Pinochet's Chile. In those days Italy had governments involved in political homicides(Pecorelli, etc) and the so-called #StrategyOfTension's TerrorAttacks(#PiazzaFontana,#Italicus,#Brescia,#Bologna)
3. Have we ever asked political dissidents escaping from #Pinochet's Chile who had got asylum from #Italy to condemn the criminality of the Italian institutions involved in the political homicides or in the #StrategyOfTension's #TerrorAttacks? NEVER ever
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People who refuse to #VoteBlue b/c they're mad about #M4A won't get ANY healthcare bills up for a vote, not even the 3 rx-price bills already passed by the House b/c McConnell blocks them. He's blocking 400+ House bills right NOW.…
People who refuse to #VoteBlue because they're mad about #M4A will deliver unto us a #conservative Supreme Court for decades to come that would OVERTURN #M4A if it passed & were challenged by #Republicans the way Trump is asking them to do RIGHT NOW w/ the #ACA. Image
If you agree with the #democrats that healthcare is a human right, then #VoteBlue. If you want to pressure Congress to pass #M4A, #VoteBlue. The #Republican Party is BLOCKING basics like rx drug prices & challenging the #ACA in court.
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About to start the #RethinkingDevelopment panel on #migration to #Mexico. We will hear from civil society experts on what is happening at Mexico’s southern border, and how migration to and through Mexico has been affected by #COVID19. Still time to join:…
Starting now! A welcome from Giovanni Zanalda, director of @DUCIGS at Duke and faculty co-leader of the #RethinkingDevelopment series along with @sarahbbermeo of @DukeDCID.
Our #RethinkingDevelopment host today is Dr. Piotr Plewa, visiting research scholar at @DUCIGS and expert on #migration. Read his recent post - a snapshot on migration in #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean #LAC…
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1-I’ve been covering the #refugee #migrant crisis for 5 years and I thought I’d write down a few of my experiences following the largest migration of people the world has ever known. I hope this thread raises awareness of the complexity around the subject. pics ©_edwardcrawford Migrants wearing face masks...
2-What I find interesting about the refugee/migrant crisis, particularly on social media. Is that people with little or no experience seem to be the most vocal and convinced of their opinions. Image
3-I’ve covered the migrantion crisis for 5 years & worked on the ground extensively. I’ve visited dozens of refugee camps & illegal migrant encampments. I’ve spent hundreds of hours with refugees & migrants. Listening to their stories and trying to make sense of this crisis. Image
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