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Had the proposed new system for EU citizens wanting to come to the UK existed when I was keen to make my home here, I would not have been able to come. #Immigration #WhitePaper 1/
But I probably wouldn't have wanted to come even if I had met the salary threshold. Because this isn't a particularly attractive offer. This will deter skilled people. 2/
And this even less so. Why on earth would anyone ever choose to do this? Instead of being able to build one's life in the UK, people would just be sojourners, annually replaced because of the plan for a 'cooling off' period. 3/
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I've been reading the e-mail from @wikileaks #Podesta hack which contains 3 attachments of transcriptions of Q & A sessions #HRC did with Goldman Sachs. wikileaks.org/podesta-emails… @BernieSanders had asked her to release transcripts or recordings. She had received hefty speaker fees.
I'm wondering, if the documents in this e-mail are an accurate representation of her appearances, why she didn't release them. There weren't any particularly "gotcha" moments where she thanked #WallSt for making her & her husband rich or where she promised to protect their
interests. A lot of what she said was uninspiring centrism, which is her brand. Several times she called for fixing #immigration, but without specifics. As part of the unwashed masses, I didn't see six figures worth of value in these words, but what do I know? Maybe they were
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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Sharing #MyStory as an #international #immigrant a part of @IWS_Network #Voices without #Frontiers initiative! As a #scientist and an advocate for #workplaceequality, I believe in the power of stories. #IWS #VoicesIWS #SayItForward #WomenInspire #WomeninScience #WomenInSTEM
As a child, how would you have liked moving schools in new cities with different cultures every 2-4 years?

Growing up in the #IndianArmy, I absolutely loved it! By the time I was 18, we had moved over 9 times across 9 states! #Diversity #India #TravelTuesday #IWS #VoicesIWS
My #memories of #India include sunny days, welcoming people, rich heritage, vibrant colors, abundant fruits and mouth-watering street food! #IWS #VoicesIWS
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Breaking: The bridge to the port of entry has just been closed to traffic.
Video showing the east pedestrian entrance (right side) and the vehicle lanes traveling to the United States at the San Ysidro border crossing

Developing....possible border shutdown coming.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents secure the closed vehicle lane adjacent to the east pedestrian entrance into the United States. Seen from the Mexico side at San Ysidro. #MigrantCaravan
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For those who only read the clickbait @Guardian heaadline on Thanksgiving and ran with it, a thread 📌 from @HillaryClinton on her #Immigration stance.

That stance was attacked in 2016 as far too broadly inclusive by both Sanders & Trump. (That is still archived online.)
I have been quite clear over the years that I support open borders, by which I mean blanket asylum and fair entry to the US (and Europe).
As a lifelong Socialist raised by Socialist Civil Rights worker parents, I believe we can afford to give succor to desperate people AND MUST.
I fully understand that people fear #immigration, but every American who is not Indigenous or descended from slaves is immigrant stock. The true fear in the US about immigration is about race. Pretending otherwise is the problem. Addressing American #racism must be a prioritized.
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Breaking overnight: Once again, the courts save humanity from Donald Trump....and they're just not wasting time anymore! #TuesdayThoughts #Immigration #SouthernBorder
washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11…
2/"A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross the southern border into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility. In a ruling late Monday, Jon S. Tigar of the U.S.
3/"District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary nationwide restraining order barring enforcement of the policy. The president’s action was announced on Nov. 9, though the White House had as early as last month floated drastic changes to the way the United States affords
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Hello, I am Edna Matta. I was born in #Ibague, known as #Colombia’s #CityofMusic. A beautiful place near snow-covered volcanos (Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima), large expanses of paramo forest, lakes and streams where a diverse array of animal and plant species coexist
My story starts with #powerful, #strong #women in my #family. I was the third of 4 children and my mom #firstMentor had to raise us practically alone, since my father had to work in a different city, 20h away by car
My mom is a very #strong #woman that taught me #values, to #workhard and to be #self-sufficient #StrongWomen #StrongFamily
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS /1
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In a ruling from the Board of Immigration Appeals: The court wants to uphold a judge’s ruling which removed an immigrant from the U.S. who claimed if returned to Mexico, he would be involuntarily admitted to a mental hospital and subjected to torture; conditions squalid etc.
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A judge removed him anyway - he appealed saying the removal violated the Convention Against Torture Act, which should protect him from being subjected to cruel/unusual treatment - something he argued was present in Mexico.
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The judge acknowledged conditions might be poor but because he couldn't prove the treatment in Mexico would rise to the level of torture per se, the judge's removal order was upheld.
The BIA upholds here, dismissing the appeal.
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1/ ME, A VERY TIRED #IMMIGRATION LAWYER: this just in, our awful government is doing an illegal thing to #asylum seekers

YOU, A CONCERNED CITIZEN: Like, *how* illegal though

ME:

*pours a Laphroaig double*

okay, let's do this
2/ 1st, this is not exactly an executive order. That's coming later, via "Presidential proclamation"--obvs a totally cool & normal way to make things happen in a democracy

This "final interim rule" skips usual due process and goes into effect NOW, because #MigrantCaravan
3/ N.B.: This doesn't complete cut off all possibility of legal protection for #asylum seekers. "Withholding of removal" (a form of relief I like to call "asylum lite") and protection under the Convention Against Torture remain. That's not to say that this is necessarily OK.
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1/Respectfully @NPR I take issue with one sentence in this report: n.pr/2AALqsg Calling The Center for Immigration Studies “Nonpartisan” isn’t IMO accurate. #immigration
@NPR 2/The Center for Immigration Studies was founded by John Tanton, a man who at the very least pushed hard immigration polices and at worse is a white supremacist bit.ly/2AA83gm
@NPR 3/Krikorian quoted in your article as non partisan, said after the Haitian earthquake that crippled Haiti in 2010, "My guess is that Haiti’s so screwed up because it wasn’t colonized long enough,”
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Dear #MAGA #Desis & other assorted non-white ppl who support Republicans because of anti-blackness or lower taxes or the feeling of proximity to power, observe this pattern of escalating & widening targeting in #immigration policy & #deportation:
1. Criminal illegal aliens "bad hombres"
2. All undocumented immigrants
3. End TPS "Temporary Protected Status"
4. End family preference in green cards "chain migration"
5. Reduce/eliminate residency lottery
6. Review citizenship applications for fraud & revoke citizenship &
deport ppl who've been here for decades
7. End birthright citizenship for children of undocumented migrants
8. Muslim ban
9. Revoke residency visa for people who have used certain public welfare benefits

I've probably forgotten some other measures, and no doubt there are more
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I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
Went to a great school in #medellin & at 17 started #medicine not because I wanted to be a clinician but because I liked the #science & my family and #mentors told me #medicine was broader and could open more doors for me #VoicesIWS #Thread☝️@IWS_Network
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Progressive policies make sense for Chinese Americans and it's why the majority of our community supports commonsense proposals on issues like immigration, health care, the environment, and racial justice. 1/5
On #immigration, Chinese Americans have a history of benefiting from reforms that allowed our communities to grow and be part of the American story. Through immigration reform, we have been able to reunite families and contribute to the U.S. 2/5 chineseprogressive.com/immigration-is…
On #healthcare, Chinese Americans support programs that expand access and provide quality health outcomes. The ACA reduced the number of uninsured Chinese Americans by half and that's one reason why it's so popular in our community. 3/5 chineseprogressive.com/health-issue/
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#Mexico helping unvetted African migrants to U.S. border, many from Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed wp.me/p4hgqZ-pSy

Caravan Jihad? you better believe it!
#Muslim captured coming over southern U.S. border had ties to #Taliban wp.me/p4hgqZ-o0M

#Jihadis among the #MigrantCaravan is not as ridiculous as @CNN would have you believe
Pakistani Muslim arrested crossing #Texas border, lied to #FBI wp.me/p4hgqZ-nLy

Caravan Jihad? 🤔
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@POTUS @realDonaldTrump
GROWING 50,000k #Invasion?!
WILL the @DeptofDefense STOP
THEM...
#georgesoros is FUNDING THIS
ASSAULT. HE IS A TERRORIST!!
#Mexico #Honduras #Guatemala
THIS IS WAR!! #TERRORISM!!
#MOB Burns Our Flag!!
⤵️⤵️ THREAD
FEDERAL Police stand guard along road being used by #US-bound, fm #CentralAmerican migrants walking from Ciudad Hidalgo to Tapachula, Mexico 10/21. Officers who WOULD NOT identify themselves say their Instructions are to maintain the flow of traffic, NOT to STOP the caravan.
#MOBInvasion of #Haters #Terrorist
IT’S NOT A CARAVAN!! IT’S
AN ATTACK ON #AmericaFirst
FREEDOM!! LOADING INTO TRUCKS!! THIS is soros!!
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump
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via @YouTube
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Can someone explain to me when the @GOP stopped ignoring fiscal responsibility?
Can someone explain to me why @GOP claimed to be the party of Moral Values but continues to support a person like @realDonaldTrump?

#values
Can you explain to me why you wouldn't want another party in power for the Senate or House when you believe in the Constitution and checks and balances?

#ChecksAndBalances
#Midterms2018
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Federal prosecutors indict a #Russian🇷🇺woman alleged to be the chief accountant of an *ONGOING* Kremlin campaign to influence 2018 ELECTIONS in the US & EU (including troll farm Internet Research Agency) financed by "Putin's Chef," Yevgeniy Prigozhin.🤬

cnn.com/2018/10/19/pol…
One major #Russian🇷🇺social-media theme was to exploit white supremacy👉🏼trolling NFL protests against #racist policing, #immigration, the Confederate flag & “the #Charlottesville ‘Unite The Right’ rally” that killed Heather Heyer in Aug'17.

Goal: INFLAME and DIVIDE US.🤬
Pivoting off a piece by "right-wing blowhard" Michael Savage, the #Russians🇷🇺 sought to “forcefully support” Savage’s message that “any attempt to remove Trump is a direct path to **civil war** in the US."😳
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I spent the last month+ doing a deep dive for @CAPimmigration on the proposed rule that would dissolve the Flores settlement / allow the Trump admin to indefinitely detain kids in immigration jails.

Tl;dr it will be VERY costly to the Govt

americanprogress.org/issues/immigra…

#immigration
The goal of this rule is to ensure that the Trump admin has the ability to lock up children and families seeking asylum for as long as they want.

If it goes into effect, the admin will have unchecked authority to ramp up family incarceration.

#FamiliesBelongTogether
DHS/HHS claim they can't estimate the potential costs from indefinitely detaining kids but the math just isn't that hard to do:

At the lowest end the Flores rule will cost $2 BILLION over a decade.

At the highest end it will cost $12.9 BILLION over a decade
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

THREAD✔
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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
3/
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"White genocide" is a racist trope that says white people are the object of a systematic genocide through non-white #immigration & multiculturalism.

It's a false belief promoted by white nationalists. wapo.st/2P9Qg4O
The myth of "white genocide" is a white nationalist conspiracy theory that ignores South Africa's complicated and painful history of apartheid. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
In August, Pres. Trump promoted the myth of "white genocide" in South Africa.
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The #WhiteSupremacist Republican Journalist — Mr. James Newcomb

“There is but one way open to Republican success, and that is that the WHITE Republican come forward and take charge of party management.”

The Galveston Daily News, Thursday, Oct. 24, 1884

#lilywhiteconservatives
“For over twenty years the south has been in political turmoil growing out of the Negro question, and if anything we are further from a satisfactory solution than in 1865.”
“The Negro troubles are resulting in the great masses of colored people shutting out white #immigration. There is but one way open to Republican success, and that is that the white republican come forward and take charge of party management.”

— James P. Newcomb
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Going to do a little live tweeting of today's #HSGAC hearing on the Flores Settlement which the administration and @RonJohnsonWI are looking to overturn so they can get the asylum system and hold children indefinitely in detention
@RonJohnsonWI @immcouncil and @AILANational have a statement for today's hearing which you can see here americanimmigrationcouncil.org/content/statem…
Currently @RonJohnsonWI is doing all he can to say why he thinks the Flores settlement is bad and how he thinks it incentivizes #immigration. He is doing a great job showing he doesnt know what he is talking about. Migrants do not know about the TVPRA or Flores...
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@TuckerCarlson Looking at #nature we see diversity as not only a strength but a necessity for survival. When it comes to humans, however, we don't look at how much cooperation there is in nature which helps diversity thrive. Instead we limit diversity of thought which can stagnate minds...
@TuckerCarlson ...so we don't grow and thrive as well as we could. A crow doesn't ask an elk to be something it isn't. An elk doesn't ask a wolf to be different either. There are many lessons in #nature from which we can learn about being better humans.
@TuckerCarlson When it comes to #immigration few look at why America has done it better than most other countries, because we used to take assimilation into account more than just doing a body count. A common language helps a great deal in assimilating immigrants, yet we resist this today.
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