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🧵 Some key data points regarding the debate and the brewing crisis regarding fentanyl trafficking and law-enforcement collaboration between #Mexico and the US.

Yes, the current Mexican government has dismantled most of the bilateral cooperation mechanisms painstakingly ...1/8
..built after 2007. And yes, its public security paradigm is both misguided and broken.

-#Migrants, #refugees and #asylum seekers are not part of the problem; stop stigmatizing them further by linking them to trafficking flows. In FY2022, CBP data shows that ..2/8
..84% of all seizures of fentanyl occurring on the border with #Mexico took place IN Ports of Entry (PoEs), NOT between PoEs, on tractor-trailer trucks and passenger vehicles.
-Saying that Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) are the main culprit of the ..3/8
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Rishi Sunak should look back at the words of William Hague when he was Leader of the Conservative Party and feel a deep sense of shame over his use of asylum seekers to mask his own Government’s failures to process asylum claims quickly and fairly…
The Hague speech shows just how desperate Rishi Sunak is with this lurch to the right and anti asylum seekers rhetoric. Edward Heath sacked Enoch Powell for his anti immigrant rhetoric. Where is Conservative compassion now?
We are going back to this #Refugees #asylum
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1. Thread on #Albanian #child #asylum seekers...
Listening to @bbc5live this morning I feel commentators are wrongly describing the situation - which involves a staggering number of children. My thoughts:
Many are not fleeing anything in Albania - making asylum moot. However...
2. Most will have been groomed and recruited in Albania by OC groups ahead of travel to the UK. Their reality is not "child asylum seekers" but "child victims of human trafficking" - who need safeguarding, not 'processing'.
The fact so many go/have gone missing is inevitable.
3. But they are not conventionally missing, they are under the control of the very OCGs that trafficked them to the UK. And if children - they are abducted in that context.
Further complexity, many will also be 18+ and misrepresented as children. For those U18, a matter of time.
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THREAD: 1 My nephew got married in 2019 in Pakistan, everything seemed like a dream. The girl came to the UK in June 2021, and tthrn everything became a nightmare. From lies in the whole family, calling her husband "ugly" and "unworthy", stealing and then getting her way
To go Pakistan in Dec 2021. Despite her giving us grief, we treated her well, shopping trips, lots outings and college admission, talk therapy to entertain and help in hope that her & my nephew will fix things. My nephew still provided her sustenance till a month before she left
At her riling him up, he'd get frustrated at her. Anyways I took her to the airport in Dec 2021, & we hoped she would clear her head and realise to make this marriage work. My parents are related to hers and they live 4 doors away to each other in Pakistan
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What a vibrant panel on the power of storytelling!

How do we encourage our communities to share their lived experiences?

🧵 Just a few of the valuable insights from our panelists #NIIC202

@ErikaAndiola @megasuniverse @HaitianBridge @adhikaar @theYoungCenter @npnewamericans Image
@ErikaAndiola @megasuniverse @HaitianBridge @adhikaar @theYoungCenter @npnewamericans @NIICImmigrant Sharing our stories can be stressful, even stigmatizing for certain communities. According to our speakers, movement champs who all shared their own stories, this is 🗝️:

💥 Building trust
💥 Fostering a safe space
💥 Practicing consent
💥 Transferring leadership

📸: @gcirtweets Image
Sharing our stories can also be part of the #Healing process, according to ASAP member Daniel Paz, who was separated from his young daughter at the border under Trump's #FamilySeparation policy, and has since become a national advocate for separated families and #AsylumSeekers. Image
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Kicking off the 3rd @CReAM_Research & @RWI_Leibniz_en Workshop on the Economics of Migration, organized by @j_bredtmann and @s_otten21, that is taking place today and tomorrow in Essen 🇩🇪!

Here is a 🧵 with all presentations:

#CReAM_RWI_22 #econtwitter
Can #immigration strengthen the monopsony power of firms? Yes, if immigrants have low reservation wages. We are thrilled to begin #Cream_RWI_22 with Jan Stuhler's @EconomicsUc3m talk on 1990s #immigration shocks in🇩🇪 and #monopsony relying on admin data #Cream_RWI_22 #econtwitter
@CVar_Sil is discussing the results of an experiment to assess Colombian's policy preferences to the inflow of 🇻🇪#migrants. They find that natives that view the crisis as an economic issue are more likely to support health access restrictive policies #Cream_RWI_22 #econtwitter
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(1/4) As we mark the one-year anniversary of the #Taliban takeover of #Afghanistan, the need for #SafeMigration routes for all is clear and urgent.

(2/4) Thousands have fled the country but instead of finding safety, many have faced the reality of navigating hostile #Immigration policies that leave them vulnerable to #Trafficking and #Exploitation.
(3/4) Afghans continue to struggle to seek #Asylum in the U.K., many are forced to make dangerous crossings in small boats, and the U.K.’s interior ministry is now seeking to stop housing Afghan #Refugees in hotels.
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I cannot help but be concerned at how all this reactionary response to migrants seeking #asylum in NYC has created a perfect storm of xenophobia, ego-driven political agendas & photo ops, is risking folks safety & possibly exposing them to ICE? Btw #AbolishICE 1/
I saw plently of asylum seekers when I was a shelter case manager. This is NOT a new phenomenon, though it does require an urgent response in public policy, and always has, to address access to safe, perm housing for ALL people in New York. 2/
I'm not going to give into the nasty game of meritocracy, pick-me and "I-got-next" when it comes to ending homelessness. NO ONE is more deserving of a home than the next. Needs may vary but a human right to a home should NEVER be a hierarchy. #EndHomelessness
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You can make a difference. Here's five practical ways you can help #refugees and people seeking asylum - which will you pick?

Sign up to #MilesForRefugees and walk, run or cycle to raise money for anyone forced to flee their home:… | #EveryRefugeeMatters
Sign up to #MilesForRefugees this June!

Run, walk, cycle whilst raising money for our vital #refugee services.

Listen, learn, and amplify.

You can do this by hearing people's first-hand stories in the We are VOICES #podcast! @VOICESNetworkUK

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The DiCE Townhall is about to start! We've teamed up with @tepsaeu and @FIIA_fi to discuss the implications of the #WarinUkraine for #Migration in the EU🇪🇺

Learn more about the event👉…

Follow along with our Twitter highlights 👇

.@HeinikoskiSaila from @FIIA_fi is setting the scene at the start of this #townhall on #DifferentiatedIntegration in the wake of Russia's invasion of #Ukraine: the war has already resulted in a flow of refugees into the EU27 and DI could be a valuable tool in Europe's response
The Director-General of the Migration Department in the 🇫🇮 Ministry of the Interior @HulkMi is setting out the Commission's position on #migration and #asylum system in the wake of #Ukraine: "mandatory migration quotas are not politically possible, #solidarity is the answer"

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Very interesting meeting today organized by @RivoltiB in #Zugliano, discussing #Eu externalization of migration policies. #Pushbacks, role of #Frontex and role of states along the #Balkan route. @AdrianaTdn @IcsOnlus @CoordEuropa @BalkansCaucasus @pfmajorino
@annalisacamilli explains the double standard recently applied by the #Eu vis-a-vis European and non-European refugees and how more humane #migration and #refugee policies are possible.
@roargh Milena explains the pattern and practice of #pushback with #Croatia being number 1 in #Europe in terms of violations
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Nothing like a Friday #asylum approval for a whole family! Image
It took nearly 7 years. My clients survived persecution in their country and then survived again - over a legal landscape that shifted like quicksand under three administrations.

Having the future of your family on hold for year after year is mental torture.
They didn't choose to become refugees: no one does. Yes, they got it. Yes, justice was served. Yes, they deserved it.
But they had to go through nearly 7 years of mental anguish. The uncertainty eats at you, permeating every aspect of life.
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the fake German heiress from the Netflix show also tried to seek #asylum in the US from an EU member state based on the inconvenience that might result from ppl knowing she was a fake German heiress, which feels like it should have been more of a story all around
Inventing Anna('s Particular Social Group)

(just a little asylum humor there, don't mind me)
Anyway if you agree with Jeff Sessions that my clients fleeing torture and death at the hands of Central American gangs are abusing the system when they apply for asylum, pls accept this as a helpful example of what abusing the system looks like
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🧵Great news! 👏👏On day 2 Report Stage of the #NationalityandBordersBill yesterday, the @UKHouseofLords voted to defeat the Government 8 times, on several important counts, in order to👇:
1⃣Remove Clause 15 which would give the Home Secretary powers to deem a person’s #asylum claim ‘inadmissible’, denying them access to the asylum system unless there are exceptional circumstances, if they travelled through or had a connection to a ‘safe’ third country (221-172)
2⃣Remove Clause 28(a) which would give the Government powers to remove people seeking asylum and detain them in offshore #detention centres (208-155)
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Yesterday in #PMQs @BorisJohnson claims that the UK has done more than anyone else in Europe to support refugees & that the measures to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion are very generous, both statements are very far from the truth. 1/
#Refugees #Ukraine
@BorisJohnson Let's start with what @BorisJohnson actually said responding to the excellent questions by @Ianblackford_MP & @LSRPlaid. 2/
#PMQs #Ukraine #Refugees #newplanforimmigration
'Since 2015 the UK is the country in Europe that has taken more #refugees' says @BorisJohnson, let's #FactCheck this. The graph below is based on Eurostat, Home Office and BAMF data.
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"most Ukrainians will want to stay in Ukraine, but if they leave they’ll want to be as close to their home country as possible in order to be able to come back in the future."
what a pile of cynical nonsense from @DominicRaab…
1 - the EU is 4,422,773 km2, the distance between Kyiv and London is 2400 km, Kyiv to Madrid is 3700km
2- has @DominicRaab heard about Easyjet, Wizz, Ryanair? It is faster and cheaper to travel to London than many cities in neighbouring countries by train/car
3- if I was working in the UK and my elderly parents were in Ukraine now, all I would want is for them to join me in the safety of my home, NOT for them to stay in a refugee camp alone somewhere near the border of Ukraine
#RefugeesWelcome #UkraineUnderAttack #PritiPatel
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“European Solidarity: (Mis)interpretation in Slovakia” is about to go LIVE on #zoom! Make sure to tune in while you still can for the views on European #solidarity from 🇸🇰

As always, we'll be highlighting some key moments


@ComeniusUni @SLOVAKIAinEU @SlovakiaMFA
Lucia Mokrá, Chairperson of the TEPSA Board gives a presentation of the 🇸🇰 chapter of "European Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals", which she co-authored with Andrea Figulová, this event's moderator

We welcome @koztoma, Director-General for Europe at
@SlovakiaMFA, who speaks about defining solidarity, interpreting solidarity, and Slovakia's experience with solidarity

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Speaking to @BBCNewsnight about the moral panic surrounding boat arrivals across the English Channel and the need to defend the right to claiming #asylum
A 20 minute interview was distilled down to less than 2 minutes, but a lot of the conversation also filtered into the rest of the piece.
To go ve some perspective to the alleged #asylumcrisis, in 2021 Q2 Germany received almost four times more #asylum applications than the UK.
The growth in sea arrivals is a fact, however we should also mention the asylum applications are still below 2019 levels and well below 2000s levels. @BBCNewsnight
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Why is the Biden admin finding new ways to return refugees to danger?

@DHSgov's #expeditedremoval decision denies due process & undermines the universal human right to seek protection.

Read our statement and sign the pledge to #WelcomeWithDignity.
"The Biden admin ... are leveraging the complicated and broken immigration system with one goal: expelling those in need to score political points. You can’t build back better if you’re using a foundation laid by white supremacists.” Jess Morales Rocketto of @fams2gether
“The announcement from the White House today on the changes to asylum processing is a devastating blow to ASAP’s members – and all asylum seekers,” -Conchita Cruz, @asylumadvocacy.
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Strong #Fourth Cir. published #asylum decision today finding that #immigration judges have a statutory duty to fully develop the record, especially in #ProSe cases, especially, and for #ParticularSocialGroup cases 1/3 #
"The Govt cavalierly suggests that delineating a legally cognizable PSG should be 'nothing difficult or complex for an unrepresented person fleeing persecution' unless the applicant 'is trying to construct an artificial group to create #asylum or withholding eligibility...'"2/3
"This view of the matter is utterly divorced from reality." As Judge Learned Hand once said, "standing is a word game played by secret rules." The same can be said for #PSG formulation, and CA4 appropriately recognizes #asylum as one of the complex areas of #immigration law. 3/3
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Representing Asylum Seekers in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — This workshop is presented by Defending Vulnerable Populations, or DVP, Federal Litigation Attorney @bradkjenkins and DVP Managing Attorney @vfneilson #ConveneWithCLINIC
Asylum law was upended under the Trump admin, with dozens of changes narrowing substantive eligibility and creating procedural hurdles. Our presenters are discussing the current state of the law and providing practical tips on how to put the best asylum case forward.
Bradley Jenkins discusses proposed particular social groups, or PSGs, in Matter of E-R-A-L-.
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Tuning into the workshop — The ABCs of Asylum Law. Training and Legal Support Staff Attorneys Elizabeth Carlson and Joanna Mexicano Furmanska are joined by @jennak_gilbert Managing Attorney w/ @humanrights1st. #ConveneWithCLINIC
This session is for practitioners new to the asylum process or those who need refresher on the basics.
Hypothetical cases allow the experts to walk through best practices with attendees.
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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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