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2019 in Review📅Article by @charlottecuthbo (Thread👇)

#BorderCrisis Peak, #Mexico Cooperation, and Judicial Wrangling

The year began with President Trump declaring a #NationalEmergency at the southern #Border.…
The #BorderCrisis escalated, and in May, nearly 133,000 #IllegalAliens were apprehended by #BorderPatrol, with a further 11,000 presenting at ports of entry without legal documentation.

By the end of fiscal 2019, almost 1 million people had entered the US illegally.
Over 600,000 of them were either individuals within a family unit or unaccompanied minors—both vulnerable populations that often arrived sick and required more care than #BorderPatrol was set up to provide.
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"and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.."👈🏽

-Visitors are not wholly under U.S. jurisdiction.
-Invading Army could give birth to citizens.
-Pregnant wife could accompany Xi, undergo cesarean while Xi meets w/Trump, then return to China.

See a problem?

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Y'all, this is a BFD.

The website in question is @vdare run by white supremacist @peterbrimelow.


Today, they goofed and it slipped out. But these are the groups informing our policy affecting MILLIONS of people of color.
The hate networks of John Tanton, who died in July, have infiltrated the Trump administration, where they've injected their sick and twisted ideologies which metastasize into things like caging brown kids for profit.

Tanton was good buddies with Vdare's Brimelow. (Shocker.)
Sound familiar? Family unification ? Chain migration? Attacking asylum?

Brimelow and Tanton were discussing this in 1995.

Check out what Tanton was thinking about 20 years before that: ending #BirthrightCitizenship
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1.This thread is to help law students analyze some of the questions arising from the #BirthrightCitizenship debate. I'm trying to help you answer questions your non-lawyer friends might have and to take it beyond political partisanship into legal method. That's your value-added.
2. Here's what the 14th Amendment says: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States." The issue in this current debate is the meaning of "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S.
3. How to decide what the Constitution means? Four basic (over-simplified!) methods: a. Textualism; b. Originalism; c. Precedence; d. Policy Preference. More on each in the following tweets.
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Hey @realDonaldTrump --

Stop with the lies and distractions & actually stand up for pre-existing condition protections.

You’ve tried to distract the American people and we’ll see you in court about #BirthrightCitizenship.

But we’re not letting this lie go unchecked.
Your administration is currently backing a lawsuit that nullifies protections for pre-existing conditions despite saying that Republicans support them.…

This is GOP hypocrisy at its most blatant and craven state.
So we have some simple questions for the President:

1. Will you order the DOJ to intervene in Texas, et al v. U.S., et al and defend protections for pre-existing conditions?

2. Will you repudiate the brief arguing for the elimination of pre-existing conditions protections?
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Emperor Trump thinks he can end #birthrightcitizenship by executive order.

Short answer: No.
Long answer: No, no, no.

This is such a ridiculous proposal that it's not worth spilling ink explaining. But there are dangers here.
1. American citizenship is being devalued. If it can be revoked or reinterpreted by mere executive order, it's less valuable than a Costco membership.

Remember: the admin has denied passports to (mostly) Latinos born in the US but near the border.

And there is now a denaturalization task force to revoke citizenship of certain naturalized citizens. Certainly, these attacks on US citizens are part of the administration's relentless attacks on all Americans, aspiring or otherwise.…
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I don’t agree with Donald Trump on many things, but I DO think that if a child is born in America to parents who are here illegally that they should not be granted automatic citizenship. And I say this as a liberal and Latina!
Also, can Trump even do this legally via executive order? I don’t think so!
Do U agree with Donald Trump's move to try and end #BirthrightCitizenship for children born in America to those here illegally?
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Connecting the creepy dots - @CIS_org is lifting up this 2010 blog from their website written by Jon Feere on #BirthrightCitizenship - more connecting the dots thread below 1/…
Who is Jon Feere? Here is some background - including interviews he's given to an anti-semitic platform 2/…
What does Jon Feere do now? Oh - SERVES IN THE TRUMP ADMIN AT DHS as a senior policy advisor to ICE. 3/ #BirthrightCitizenship

These ideas don't come out of the blue. They're just used to shock everyone else. They are rooted in eugenics/population control/white nationalism. /4
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#Analysis: Ending #BirthrightCitizenship for the children of illegal immigrants and birth tourists has long been the crown jewel of pro-sovereignty immigration reformers. It's about interpreting the #14Amendment of the #Constitution correctly. Thread.
First, to quote the great Ann Coulter, it's laughable to think that any Founder, Framer or Amender of the Constitution intended for American citizenship to be the prize in a game of Red Rover with the Border Patrol. We're a nation of laws, after all.
Second, #14Amendment was one of three emancipation-related amendments to the #Constitution, designed to grant citizenship to former slaves and their children. The congressional record shows nobody believed 600,000 Americans died to give Congress the chance to open the borders.
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I will link to some fantastic threads here re: #citizenship, but pls, folks - don't waste your day fretting over this. This is a ruse designed to whip up racism & xenophobia before the election. It cannot stand & will not stand.

It's a political stunt.
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