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.@CHIRLA was one of many #immigrant/#refugee activist groups that I invited to participate in the @Vote_CNP conference last year in Santa Monica. I was trying to organize a participate in a round-table about what an effective and humane #immigration system would look like.
No organization local to L.A. responded with as much as a polite regret.
It is possible that an immigrant/refugee rights activist could make the CIM in to any kind of nefarious organization if they don't learn about what we are from our own writing and mouths. Chief among those myths is that the CIM is #whitesupremacist.
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A recurrent M.O. of white male dominance is to pit white women against the interests of women of color. Don’t take the bait. 1/ #Biden
Sexual assault #matters. But, we only have 2 viable choices for president now. It is, as @KirstenPowers says in this helpful column, a #zerosumgame. 2/ #biden
Remember this:
#Immigration is a women’s issue.
#Healthcare is a woman’s issue.
#ClimateChange is a women’s issue.
#Education is a women’s issue.
#Guncontrol is a women’s issue.
#massincarceration is a women’s issue.
#NuclearProliferation is a women’s issue, too.
3/ #Biden
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The current #Immigration debate is fascinating.

Proponents of it usually argue that modern Western states should be defined through (liberal) values. But detractors point out that most immigrants, particularly Muslims, aren't really liberal.

So I decided to have a closer look.
I started with Women's rights since this topic is hotly debated.

To that end, I took the Global Gender Gap index from the (2018) Global Gender Gap report and used the percentage of #Muslims per country as a predictor. (Note the confusing fact that a high index means a small gap)
The regression revealed a strong relationship with R2=0.395. This means that almost 40% of variation in the country-level gender gap is explained by the % of Muslims in a given country.

That's way higher than I expected.
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Trump's new immigration order, annotated…

1st, the claim that immigrants take jobs from minorities & disabled people—forever debunked, yet deathless.

I believe the audience here isn't vulnerable communities, it's the base. So they can feel virtuous.
Let me translate this section:

"Hey, US citizen exercising your right to sponsor your relative for permanent residency & ultimately citizenship! Where you see your mom, dad, kid, or sib, we see a job-stealing moocher who's not fit to join US society."

Here's the key section for upcoming lawsuits:

Once again, Trump invokes the president's authority under INA 212(f)—same as with prior attempts to ban nationals of Muslim-majority countries, asylum-seekers, & even people without health insurance.

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Malkin livestream on sham #immigration ban and what we must do to fix it.…
2/ Exactly. We have THIRTY DAYS to make a difference. Here's the section of the exec order I just mentioned in my livestream that creates an opportunity we must seize. #americafirst
Another 4.4 million Americans out of work filed for unemployment benefits this week. Measly gestures like the 60-day, Swiss Cheese-holed #immigrationban sham will not do. We need a FULL stop. @realdonaldtrump @presssec @secpompeo
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I've spent a decade working with rural immigrant communities across South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. Everyone I know is telling me that the meat packing #COVID19 outbreaks in their communities are way worse than what's being reported locally and nationally. #Immigration
The Trump Administration's response to protect the food system has been non-existent. There needs to be a national task force to keep food and farm workers safe and healthy so our food system can stay open.…
To understand the full impact of COVID on the food system you have to look at the entire meat packing region that roughly follows the boundaries of the Missouri and Upper Mississippi River Basins. State and local metrics are missing the big picture.
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The Rabbit hole is deeper than you think! Wake up America👇 #Immigration
Oops! 👀

Don’t you just hate it when you refer to your wife by a different name on accident? Or was it??? #tuesdayvibes 👇
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The Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.
If you’re interested in this program, you must:
• have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and
• Intent and ability to be self-employed in Canada and
be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.
Pass mark is 35/100
Education-25 Pts, Experience-35Pts, Age-10Pts, Language(IELTS/TEF)-24Pts and Adaptability-6Pts.
Your Educational level is highly important.
Work Experience of 2yrs in the last 5yrs as either SELF-EMPLOYED or involvement in an eligible occupation at a WORLLD CLASS LEVEL OR both (1 year of each).Participation in world-class level in Cultural activities or athletics intends to capture PERFORMERS.
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Good morning, we hope that everyone is staying safe and well. Today's update from UKVI focuses on something other than #COVID19 and looks ahead to the new #immigration system still planned to come into force from 2021. (Thread 1/)
You can explore the guidance for yourself here:… but this summary aims to highlight the key points of interest. (2/)
UKVI starts by restating a message we've already heard; the new system will be Points Based and aims to level the requirements for all applicants regardless of their nationality, thereby ending free movement for EU nationals. (3/)
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Since pretty much everyone under quarantine has to use digitized primary sources, I thought it might be useful to point to #digitalarchives that *explicitly* acknowledge & caution users abt #archivalsilences in their contents, and describe their work to rectify them.

A thread.
1/ A note: Most people appreciate the easiness of online access to archival material, but tend to forget that all #digitization is selective.
2/ This means that what you see online is usually not “everything” that an institution holds abt a topic. It's important to understand the digitized together w the physical. Even if you can't access physical records now, you'll be able to better contextualize what you see online.
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THREAD: For #immigration jails, NJ is the center of the #COVID19 epidemic. We’re knee-deep in lawsuits to get our people out. ICE and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in NY and NJ are fighting to keep our people locked up - even as the virus rapidly spreads. Some observations:
First, there’s NO QUESTION that #COVID19 is in immigration jails. As of last night (3/30) ICE itself is confirming 9 cases (4 people confined and 5 personnel) in immigration jails already (6 total in NJ jails alone). And that’s only the confirmed cases.
There are many more unconfirmed. It takes A LOT for ICE to actually get someone tested. “Gabriel” begged for medical care. It wasn’t until after he literally FELL DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS before ICE took him to a hospital where he tested positive.…
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This was the third month of 2020.

It sure looks like we’re reaching a crescendo with the #coronavirusoutbreak, #travelban, the whole world in #quarantine and multiple countries in #lockdown.

Can we say March Madness was in full swing or what?

The Entire World Is Watching 🐸🍿
The month started with an escalation of the #Immigration crisis in #Greece and #GreeceUnderAttack.

#FakeNews still trying to control the narrative with the “refugee” story.

This video clearly shows we are not dealing with warm-hearted #refugees with the best intentions.
#Refugees don’t hold children over smoke to make them cry. #FakeNews uses these images to get to your feeling and trigger emotions and a reaction.

They are not economic #migrants. #Refugeecrisis is engineered, with endless wars, open borders and open society brainwashing BS.
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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes.…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!!…
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Not that anyone asked me, but here's how the #immigration system should deal w/#covid19:

--suspend all #immigrationcourt
--suspend all #USCIS interviews
--automatically extend all ICE check-in 6 months
--release all ICE detainees

None of this is worth the risk. None of it.
This is maybe the only upside to having #immigrationcourts not be Constitutional judicial bodies under Article III: they're optional. They are not such an essential part of government that they need to remain operational during a pandemic.

They're just not.
Call me alarmist, but there's no precaution too extreme for what New England is facing right now and we all should have started cutting non-essential public exposure weeks ago. Better now than waiting another day.…
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NEW: @CNN releases audio of government [DHS] lawyer admitting dangers of #MPP policy.


Your Honor, the circumstances that they’re concerned with is potentially a reality for every respondent, and again that opens up the floodgates because everybody doesn’t have to show up as long as they have counsel.

#MPP #Immigration
DANNY SANTANDER — #Immigration Judge

I think what I’m hearing from the government is, and I’ll be honest, I don’t like it. What I’m hearing is, that well everybody has to take that risk and that chance, and you get kidnapped, you get kidnapped...

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🚨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.

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.

@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.

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@PatriotsSoapbox #POTUS live now! He says the Republican party is more unified now than ever before. That's so important!

#PatriotsUnited #TrumpRally #PromisesMadePromisesKept
@PatriotsSoapbox .@realDonaldTrump says one of the most important promises he is keeping is ending the #ForeverWars and bringing our brave #Troops home! This is very important to me, personally and to all who have lost a #ServiceMember ✝️🙏
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So @HomelandKen is no leader of @USCIS—more than that, he never was one.

This is a big win for @DemocracyFwd @RAICESTEXAS @cliniclegal @Debevoise & the #asylum seekers they represent.

Immediately, two misbegotten asylum policies are nullified.

@HomelandKen @USCIS @DemocracyFwd @RAICESTEXAS @cliniclegal @Debevoise But what other Cuccinelli actions might also be voided under this decision?

Not regulations, to my knowledge, since those are signed by the DHS Secretary.

But the Director of USCIS signs plenty of orders on their own, not just the ones at issue in this lawsuit...

@HomelandKen @USCIS @DemocracyFwd @RAICESTEXAS @cliniclegal @Debevoise Potentially vulnerable: Any USCIS Policy Memoranda issued after 6/10/19, when Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed.

Here are all 9 of them:

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In 2015, a UNHCR report on the refugee crisis found that, "Britain’s right-wing media was uniquely aggressive in its campaigns against refugees and migrants."

In the past 5 years, not much has changed.

#Refugees #Immigration #MediaBias @Refugees 1/7
Today's example from the Mail Online blames far-right terror attacks in Germany on the so called 'migrant crisis' of 2015, when Angela Merkel opened the borders to migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 2/7…
The article also mentions "headline-grabbing stories of sexual assaults, notably on New Year's Eve 2015/16 when more than 1,000 women in 12 cities including Cologne claimed to have been sexually assaulted, mostly by immigrants." 3/7
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A closer re-read of govt's #immigration policy paper & its possible effect on #socialcare drawing on some international learning: 1/
Govt’s decision to “not implement a route for lower-skilled workers” means the UK will be on a poor footing to compete with other countries. 🇦🇺🇳🇿🇨🇦 have all used points-based systems for years, & all found that they need some kind of parallel route for much-needed care staff 2/
Govt is firm that “Employers will need to adjust”, but have pledged minimal help beyond an additional £1bn per year for social care. Employers can’t simply adjust to the sudden absence of key frontline staff without significant help to boost domestic recruitment 3/
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Let me tell you about my dad's #care workers, who
- picked up countless plates of food he threw around the room
- wiped up his vomit when he drank too quickly
- answered his question "How old am I?" patiently a million times a day
- repaired the fridge door he unhinged at night
- made sure he wore his glasses & took them off when he fell asleep, so they wouldn't hurt
- coaxed, flirted, convinced him into washing himself as much as possible
- told him his wife/car/staff/dog were fine whenever he worried
- put on the radio w/ 70s music & sang with him
- celebrated Xmas Eve at the care home (ALL of them)
- had to hand in all their tips to the care home's social activities fund (so I bought vouchers instead)
- were with him, holding his hand, when he died.

And now tell me again that they're #LowSkilled.

#immigration #Brexit
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EU citizens make up 5% of the UK population and 10% of our doctors. i.e. #Immigration literally keeps us alive.

If you were a german Doctor and could choose to live anywhere in Europe, would you choose the country that just gave a huge middle finger to you and everyone like you?
Thanks Priti Patel.
Along with supporting the death penalty, you're clearly not a fan of keeping British citizens alive in general.
But I suppose, even if we have fewer doctors to look after us, at least you'll be comforted by knowing that the doctor who eventually turns off your machine was trained here. (apparently)
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