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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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The asylum firewall is complete.

If Trump has his way (and that's an "if" the size of the wholeass Ukraine), no one but Guatemalans and Mexicans will be able to apply for #asylum at our southern border.
Remember that

1) all of these deals are almost certainly illegal on both sides, although admittedly

2) no one seems to know exactly what is in them

3) the July Guat deal isn't in effect and doesn't seem likely to be anytime if at all

4) any future POTUS could cancel them
Even with all of the above, this is a major story and I hope it isn't buried in impeachment news
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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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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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Wtf @JoeBiden lying saying @realDonaldTrump WROTE & MADE DACA & PUT CHILDREN IN CAGES!! This was @BarackObama doing!! Holy crap. He really does need to be put in an #Asylum. Hey Barack remember those 1000's of children gone missing involving #CPS
Obama Admitted DACA is Unconstitutional…
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I regret to inform you that the terrorists have, and I just can't stress this enough, won.

This is not a joke, and it's certainly not hyperbole. The perpetrators of 9/11 wanted to end this country as we knew it. They may not have predicted we'd do almost all of it to ourselves, but here we are
We've destroyed our own civil liberties, forgotten the meaning of the word "privacy," set up a Muslim registry (NSEERS, 2002-2011; still technically law), watched as proto-fascism took root, politicized our immigration system, & chosen the worst among us out of fear.

Now, this.
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sometimes I just get overwhelmed by how regular and normal our country is

#asylum #immigrationcourt
just regular judge stuff
I feel for the court interpreter whose actual job depended on repeating these words in Spanish. I hope they made this tirade sound a little better, somehow
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We are trying to declare the fire "safe" for people escaping the firing pan.

This is it. We're done. We are the baddies.

I hope I live to see my country recover from the shame of this
A "regional issue"?!

Imagining burning down an entire neighborhood and refusing to help the displaced victims. Making them house and care for each other. Torturing and bullying them if they have the temerity to come to you, the perpetrator, asking for help.
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I'm next on the docket ... so will tweet the highlights of the decision after I am done. But stay tuned this one is something else!
Heeyey! I go in for a quick hearing and in the meantime #ImmigrationMonday, I see, has hit us again. Much to chew on but as I promised here is the 4 on Judge Tigar's reinstated nationwide injunction in EastBay Sanctuary II litigation.
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Today was hard. We went to a shelter full of families. Nearly 100% of the people we spoke with had been kidnapped already, most by Mexican officials. How can ppl look at these kids and their parents trembling, crying, begging for help, for safety, for life...and deny them that?
I saw pictures of kidnapped children sobbing in a corner. I met a woman who was raped in Mexico and was so traumatized she couldn’t write her name on a pad of paper. She trembled so much it was just scribbles. #migrantpersecutionprotocols #mpp
Don’t look away. Don’t move on to your next post. Don’t keep scrolling past the horrors you read about or see here. These are PEOPLE. We are torturing them and we are encouraging the Mexican government to torture them. They just want to LIVE.
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Thread: Unsurprisingly, I remain disgusted at the illegal #MigrantPersecutionProtocols. My clients are so unbelievably traumatized at the hands of the US government they can barely speak for 5 minutes without breaking down completely.
One of my clients fled death threats from gangs in El Sal after the police told the gang she filed a report. When she arrived, she was abused by CBP. She’s so terrified of CBP that though she could likely get out of MPP, she can’t imagine even a few days detention by the US govt
Another client entered in July. He was never told why he was sent back to Mexico. He opposed the Venezuelan government and fled after being threatened and assaulted. He is being forced to wait FIVE MONTHS in Mexico before his first hearing in the US.
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🔴 PREMIERE at 7pm EST:

#BorderCrisis: Cartels are "making hundreds of millions of dollars moving people, in addition to what they’re doing with narcotics.”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 at #WCS19 with @JanJekielek
@JanJekielek @RepChipRoy Watch:

“We're being so overwhelmed by numbers, by people who largely are not people who qualify for #asylum… God bless them… But we can’t do it that way. We have to have a system with the rule of law.”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸
@JanJekielek @RepChipRoy Watch:

#BorderCrisis: “They know that if they have a child as their golden ticket, they can get in. Children are being recycled...”

@RepChipRoy on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸
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1/ "Go Back" has been the rallying cry of xenophobes throughout US history, with #immigrants of color being the most targeted. My #ChineseAmerican family heard this during #Chinese Exclusion.
2/ #MexicanAmericans, including US citizens heard "Go Back" when they were being deported en masse during the #GreatDepression.
3/ #JapaneseAmericans, two-thirds of whom were US citizens, heard "Go Back" when they were being forced from their homes, incarcerated, and asked to fight and die for the US during #WorldWarTwo.
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Federal law makes the act of providing a #falsestatement to the government a #crime.

You know what this looks like:

FBI Agent [to a person of interest, after appropriate warnings]:

"Were you at First Central Bank between 10 and 11 am on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2016?"

Person of Interest: "Not at all! I was in South Carolina, boarding the Big M Riverboat, for a day of gambling with friends."
FBI Agent: "Let me show you a video taken inside the bank on the date and time in question." [shows video clearly depicting the person of interest in the bank, video date, and time stamp confirms date and time].
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#QUESTION = Are ALL Politicians absolutely LYING to the Australian Public about the Issue of -; #MIGRATION ??

See the Below Thread & Judge for Yourself

#REMEMBER = To make an informed choice for Voting requires ALL information to be presented
#QUESTION = Has that Happened ??
#ALP = Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025 to address the global humanitarian crisis
Providing $450 million in funding over three years to support #UNHCR both globally and in South East Asia and the Pacific;
#GREENS = Full implementation by Australia of 1994 UN International Conference on Population & Development Program Action
+ Increase overseas aid budget to #minimum of 0.7% of GNI
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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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#AfD’s lawsuit vs. #BfV still pending. Report examining AfD’s efforts against liberal-democratic basic order (FDGO) claims calling party ‘Test Case’ in public is justified b/c it refutes previous speculations about it as a ‘Suspected Case’. What else does it claim? THREAD 1/32
Report is based on 1,069 pages of publically accessible material from local, regional and federal level (party and election programmes, social media channels, websites, transcribed speeches); NO intelligence and parliamentary material. 2/32
Key principles for assessment: (1) Principle of ‘party freedom’ (Art. 21 Basic Law (‘Grundgesetz’, GG)) bound by the ‘militant democracy’ constituted by GG: FDGO does NOT necessarily assert itself through public opinion formation. (B II 1.1) 3/32
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I'm doing an epic thread on the FACTS on the #MedeVacBill to bust all the myths being spread by the #Morrison Government. RT's are so appreciated. Here we go. #auspol #manus #nauru #morrison #dutton
MYTH 1: Two doctors will decide if someone is transferred

FACT 1: Actually 11 doctors decide this incl. an Independent Medical Panel that makes final medical recommendation made up of 9 doctors that incl. Surgeon General of Border Force, Home Affairs & C/w Chief Medical Officer
MYTH 2: The #MedeVacBill will encourage people to seeking #asylum by boat

FACT 2: The bill only applies to people seeking asylum on Manus & Nauru as of 13th Feb 2019 (& children born to them), anyone who arrives thereafter is not eligible for medical evacuation under this bill.
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Now that we have a #FakeTrumpEmergency on our hands, what do WE CITIZENS do to thwart #KingTrump? Do we March? Do we storm the Bastille? Do we bug out for Canada? For Mars?

--a compilation thread of stuff I've blathered hither & thither

So, first, what's likely to happen now that he's declared his #FakeTrumpEmergency, wrt to actions in Congress. Our immediate actions:




Here's @IndivisibleTeam's guide to what happened, exactly (including what's in the bill) & what you can do. Includes script to use when calling your Electeds. Which you should be doing NOW.

Text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

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Up until three weeks ago I was a #border/ #immigration reporter working in #ElPaso. Let me tell you why President Trump’s visit to the #Borderland is so problematic. Follow this thread for more.
Honestly, @DrToddACurry put it best. #ElPaso has been the President’s “petri dish” for #immigration policies. Let’s take a look shall we?
Starting Sept.2017 @LasAmericasIAC starts reporting parent/children separation, despite legal documents showing relation. There was little I, as a journalist, could do when both parent & child were out of reach for interview & @ICEgov wasn’t talking.…
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UN Human Rights commissioner regarding US immigration policies:

"The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable."

The @UNHumanRights spoke out early last year about Session, republican GOP and Trump's inhumane policy of separating families..
The Trump administration stopped cooperating with UN investigations into human rights violations in America…
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1/ We don't know a great deal about what is happening with the rollout of the #asylum plan – the Migrant Protection Protocols – that forces people to stay in #Mexico while they're waiting their US court dates. But over a week after it started in Tijuana, here's what we know.
2/ There have been 36 people released so far, according to @INAMI_mx. Every one I talked to was an adult who had requested asylum alone. We've watched them come out of the footbridge at San Ysidro with a transcript of their interview and a notice to appear in court in late March.
3/ The US gov said that they are going to expand this across the border, but for now only a trickle of people have been sent back to Tijuana. The majority of them have been men. It's unclear whether families will eventually be released, but so far that has not happened.
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