Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #immigrants

Most recents (24)

THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19
medium.com/@marta.foresti…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response
governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

Read 27 tweets
✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
Read 17 tweets
🚨New gold-standard report from @MigrationPolicy shows:

The #PublicCharge rule is being marketed as a policy to penalize #immigrants who used government benefits—but practically nobody subject to this rule is eligible for benefits in the first place.

1/
migrationpolicy.org/news/public-ch…
There is almost no overlap between people applying for green cards and people eligible for public benefits.

That's because Congress has already closed off public benefits for undocumented #immigrants & temporary visa holders who don't have green cards already.

2/
@MigrationPolicy finds that max 167,000 people (probably much fewer) are actually eligible for public benefits & subject to the #PublicCharge rule.

That's <0.76% of the 22.1 million noncitizens in the US.

3/
Read 9 tweets
Intervention by #SolicitorGeneral #TosharMehta in #HarshMandar case is a blessing in disguise. Now #SupremeCourt has first hand information about what public thinks about them.
#UNHRC has not come before the #SupremeCourt in the matter #CAA because the #UNHRC believes it -

2
2. has any chance of winning this case when #SupremeCourt and #ModiGovt bonhomie is well known. #UNHRC wants first hand information how #Justice is being dispensed in India by #SupremeCourt, where arguments are presented by government in #Sealed_Cover without sharing them-

3
3. with #Petitioners. Of knows what those #SealedCovers contain, arguments, evidence or final #Judgement where, bench is expected to dign on dotted lines.
It is suspected that #SupremeCourt will reject but wrongly, the request of #UNHRC to be #Impleaded in the #CAA case on-

4
Read 5 tweets
After nearly 34 years I said goodbye to a career that I loved. It is a strange feeling to transition from decades of communicating in careful words of a diplomat to a person free to speak exclusively for myself. MANY ASK WHAT ABOUT OUR FUTURE?

tinyurl.com/stn6y9e #maddow
What do the events of the past year mean for our country’s future?
It was an honor for me to represent the United States abroad because, like many immigrants, I have a keen understanding of what our country represents.
When #civilservants saw senior officials taking actions they considered deeply wrong in regard to the nation of #Ukraine, they refused to take part.
When Congress asked us to testify about those activities, we did not hesitate, even in face of #IMPOTUS45 efforts to silence us.
Read 8 tweets
1/
Hey folks: I wanted to share something @apmresearch just released that I’m very proud of:

Our VOTER PROFILE TOOLS, as part of our broader #RepresentingUS project. (Read: A wealth of data to understand the US electorate in interactive @tableau tools.)
apmresearchlab.org/representingus…
@APMResearch @tableau 2/
We at @apmresearch released these tools on #IowaCaucus day, but expect that they will be valuable up until the #2020election & beyond—to understand how eligible voters differ—often dramatically—from state to state & in each congressional district.

apmresearchlab.org/representingus…
@APMResearch @tableau 3/
Already I’ve read numerous #media stories about the #IowaCaucuses & #NewHampshirePrimary saying those states don’t reflect the nation’s #demographics, but the #journalists didn’t include any data as to HOW they differed and to what degree.
Read 22 tweets
Thread. Unpacking the new expanded #travelban targeting most #immigrants from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma and Nigeria & nationals from Sudan and Tanzania seeking admission under the DV Lottery. 1/
#Immigrant is a term of art that applies to people seeking admission permanently. #Family is the primary way can qualify for an IV but only some relationships qualify (i.e., spouse of a US citizen). A person can also be sponsored by a US employer for an IV to fill labor needs. 2/
The #diversitylottery is a smaller but crucial #immigrant visa category to encourage immigration from low admission countries and enhance #diversity. Congress allocated 50K visas annually for this group. The new #travelban wipes out this option for nationals of all 6 countries. 3
Read 12 tweets
#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
Read 17 tweets
Thank you @CarolineLucas for speaking up for #FreedomOfMovement.

As EU citizens & UK citizens who have benefited from this beautiful right, we were pleased to hear several politicians speak out in defence of it.

We don't want to lose it.
1/5

#Immigration is indeed a brilliant thing.

Thank you @joswinson for injecting much needed positivity into the debate around #immigrants. We should indeed be celebrating immigration and #FreedomOfMovement!

2/5

'Imagine if British citizens living in other countries were talked about and treated in the way that immigrants here are sometimes talked about. It's shameful, it's wrong and we need to change it.'

Thank you @NicolaSturgeon for speaking up for us!
3/5

Read 5 tweets
My first (review) paper from my postdoc with @ilanabrito123 is out! We discuss the need to truly internationalize human #microbiome research, which has been mostly centered around American/European populations (1/6th of the world's population). 1/n

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
2 key issues we think should drive this conversation: (1) The human #microbiome has been associated with a variety of diseases; how many of these effects are truly 'global'? (2) We need more efforts centered around the health concerns of populations in the rest of the world. 2/n
On issue #1 - We need to learn much more about #microbiomes EVERYWHERE. India and China have launched their own nation-wide initiatives; the @globalmicrobiom initiative is working on it too! My personal opinion: we need even more local efforts (*cough cough @Colciencias 🇨🇴) 3/n
Read 26 tweets
YOU PEOPLE - a thread

You people come here and
Take our jobs
Create our jobs
Steal our taxes
Pay our taxes
Take our food
Cook our food
Serve our food
Grow our food
Wear our clothes
Make our clothes
Make us feel unsafe
Keep us safe

1/6
#Canada #Immigrants #RemembranceDay2019
You people come here and
Run our hospitals
Fix our hearts
Fix our kidneys
Fix our lungs
Fix our eyes
Fix our ears
Fix our bones
Fix our heads

You people come here and
Drive our cabs
Make our cabs
Drive our trains
Make our trains
Fly our planes
Make our planes

2/6
You people come here and
Clean our homes
Build our homes
Buy our homes
Sell our homes
Own our homes

You people come here and
Watch our TV
Make our TV
Run our TV

3/6
Read 8 tweets
Reminder: There's a second congressional hearing today on the end (and subsequent reinstatement) of #MedicalDeferredAction.

You can follow along here: oversight.house.gov/legislation/he…

Or, you can follow me for the newsy nuggets.
For background, we first reported on the end of the humanitarian policy back in August when Boston-area #immigrants began receiving denial letters from @USCIS.

wbur.org/news/2019/08/2…
@USCIS We spoke with a few people who were receiving life-saving medical treatment here in Boston. They requested #MedicalDeferredAction from USCIS, asking for visa extensions and temporary deferral of deportation to continue treatment.

Here's their story:
Read 33 tweets
Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers. washingtonpost.com/immigration/tr…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."

usnews.com/news/national-…
Read 25 tweets
The #PublicCharge rule was stayed (for now) & is huge relief but in nitty-gritty of immigration cases happening away from twitter-sphere, injunction is of little coseq. Last FRI I got email from OPLA atty on upcoming 42B merits w/ “I don’t see the credit reports 4 Respts?” WTF!?!
It has nothing to do with cancellation of removal eligibility or meeting the burden of proof to get #immigration relief requested. But you see, Credit Score was one of the things introduced into immigration adjudications by the #PublicCharge rule. 1/
A confession is in order. I my 19 yrs practicing immigr I have never submitted Credit Reports/Scores in cancellation cases bc those are often not pretty. It has very little to do w issues at bar but everything to do on how debt & debt collection affect vulnerable populations. 2/
Read 19 tweets
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.
#thread
1/47
revcom.us/a/613/chart-fa…
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.”
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
2/47
“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"

3/47
Read 48 tweets
WES Mariam Assefa Fund is proud to announce the award of $1.2M in grants to help five grantee partners lead efforts to support #immigrant and #refugee workers in the U.S. and build a more inclusive economy. Read our official announcement: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 1/
@jfftweets @Upwardly_Global @MDFinanceSD @welcomingcenter @BeeckCenter @WESCanada @WESGlobalTalent WES Mariam Assefa Fund grantee partners will focus on:
-#employer practices for better employment, training & economic mobility
-entrepreneurial immigrant leaders
-innovative financing for job-readiness and #wkdev for #immigrants & refugees: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 2/
@jfftweets @Upwardly_Global @MDFinanceSD @welcomingcenter @BeeckCenter @WESCanada @WESGlobalTalent WES Mariam Assefa Fund grantees will work to address challenges #immigrants & #refugees face and inspire us all by demonstrating the impact a more diverse and inclusive economy can have, said WES Mariam Assefa Fund Senior Director @MonicaKMunn: bit.ly/wesfund19 #WESFund 3/
Read 6 tweets
Dear readers,

As you know, The Epoch Times is a proudly independent news organization dedicated to truthful reporting.

Thanks to your support, we are now America’s fastest-growing newspaper. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/why-nbc-msnbcs…
It appears, however, that not everyone is thrilled with our growth and our dedication to restoring honest journalism.

@NBCNews & @MSNBC dedicated a good amount of their time attempting to discredit us.

We were surprised at witnessing what appears to be a new low…
…that media are willing to drop to in an effort to quash voices they don’t agree with.

@MSNBC host Rachel @Maddow, known for her biased coverage of the Trump admin and for getting the Trump–Russia collusion story wrong, dedicated 30 minutes of prime-time television to us.
Read 23 tweets
Surreal and extreme serious. “Die endgültige Lösung ist erforderlich” - the final solution is required. It was with this #Nazi phrase used to murder #Jews, that Estonian MEP Jaak Madison, a longtime Nazi sympathiser, addressed the #immigrants in Europe. estonianworld.com/security/eston…
The concerns with the new Government in #Estonia have overflown the country boarders. A Government where the junior partner, the extreme right party Ekre, looks the de facto leading force. foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/18/est… #fascism #FarRight #racism
Can the political situation shift in #Estonia? A "silent" maybe accordingly to the last general election winner, the liberal @kajakallas. But the concerns with the extreme right and junior government, party Ekre, continues to grow. news.err.ee/968541/intervi… @ALDEParty @RenewEurope
Read 3 tweets
1/n
A thread:
Illuminating #Bible passages on how a #pagan deserves only deceit, dissimulation and to be taken advantage of - even when he extends help.

Even if fellow-#Abrahamics are mortal enemies, a Pagan who extends shelter to one never really wins their loyalty or trust.
2/n
The scene: David flees Israelite territory. King Saul is trying to kill him, no matter how much David tries to prove his bona fides.

David + 600 soldiers (w/ families) take shelter with Philistine King Achish of Gath - pagans the Israelites hate.

biblegateway.com/passage/?searc…
3/n
Pagan king Achish grants David a town to settle in, hoping to win favour through hospitality. And perhaps driving a wedge in Israel.

Instead, behind his host's back, David and his men sack and massacre nearby pagan settlements - making sure that the king doesn't hear of it.
Read 12 tweets
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.
Read 5 tweets
White people and #whiteness are the center of the #tRump presidency. His primary concern is to defend, protect and promote it. Self-identified #Republicans absolutely love him for it. nytimes.com/2019/07/14/opi… via @NYTOpinion #RacistInChief #WhiteNationalism
#tRump is otherizing brown-skinned members of Congress by implying they are foreigners who may not love this country.
washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/… #Immigrants #RacistInChief #WhiteSupremacy #Republicans
When it comes to #race, #tRump plays with fire like no other president in a century.
nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/… #RacistTrump #Republicans #WhiteNationalism
Read 12 tweets
This is a thread about Jewish eateries on the #LowerEastSide of Manhattan: #KatzsDelicatessen, #YonahSchimmelKnishery, and #RussandDaughtersAppetizers.

So, of course, it is also a thread about #immigration.
@KatzsDeli, 205 E. Houston St. Already famed for pastrami, Katz's was immortalized in #WhenHarryMetSally, and yesterday held a fake orgasm contest. Opened by others in 1888; Willy Katz became part owner in 1903, cousin Benny Katz joined 1910, and it's been Katz's ever since. #LES
@YonahSchimmelNY, 137 E. Houston St. Yonah Schimmel, a Romanian rabbi, operated a pushcart at Coney Island starting in 1895, and opened his shop in its present location in 1910. The best potato knish anywhere. Don't @ me. #LES
Read 15 tweets
1/ A year ago in #California the work of #TheGeoGroup & #CoreCivic became apparent: they had been contributing to legislators for years, and operating private #immigrant detention facilities that the @ACLU & other accused of abuse.

Who accepted the money? Progressive Democrats.
2/ @TheGEOGroup & @CoreCivic understand how politics work: give money to the party in power. Hundreds of thousand to @California_Dem Party. Tens of thousands to Governor @JerryBrownGov All but one border-region legislator has taken their money. When they were finally caught...
3/ Once caught- some angrily attacked people who questioned their acceptance of private #prison money. They continue sharing it with family & friends, to fund campaigns, curry favor & develop more political power.
Read 9 tweets
#Obama undid 60 years of Americans working to end racial strife. Together with George Soros, a program of division, perceived racial inequality, & destruction of the middle class, it introduced a gender-bending group of people who are less than 0.003% of 340M people.
2/ The overall game plan of globalism is being implemented at every conceivable level. Obama also rewrote laws including propaganda to be USED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Now we are fighting Political Correctness on racism, Islam, and the use of our own language against us.
3/ Words have new a meaning whitewashed to appear less “inflammatory.” #illegalaliens have been erased in favor of migrants or the even less dangerous, #Immigrants which is what USED to be those from Europe who came through Ellis Island. Now it includes Middle Eastern groups
Read 11 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!