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"Most church goers will say they believe the #Bible, but the question is what #Bible?
"If pinned down to specific answers, they will discount the #OldTestament about 90%. They are skeptical of its history & they give no credence to its #miracles. They know only utter confusion as to its #prophecies and they reject its laws as being repudiated by the #NewTestament.
"For their beauty of language, they will accept the #Psalms, those which are not controversial. Any verse is accepted which could not offend even the most #wicked, but they reject all the others which sternly call the #Christian to the duties he wants to evade.
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Okay here’s the thing. Most of the refugees I know don’t like to talk about it, but watching the inhumanity of this #immigration policy makes me want to mention a couple things. I was one of those kids clinging to his mom, seeking asylum... (1/16)
I spent five years (5-10) sleeping under my bed and soiling myself with anxiety. If my mom was less than 15 minutes late coming home, I would enter a full physical panic that she had been taken (she was once by the secret police in our country).
My dreams were almost entirely narratives of watching my parents taken and killed. And you have to understand, once we left our country, I didn’t leave my mother’s side for three years. I can’t imagine what would’ve happened if I’d been put in those cages.
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#Breaking de la nuit US: 16 mois de présidence #Trump et les #EtatsUnis entendent les cris des enfants séparés de leurs parents sans-papiers. 1ère crise existentielle du pays dont 1 partie se demande où il va...propublica.org/article/childr…
2) Et/mais #Trump parle et agit pour sa base électorale, qui se moque des cris d'enfants séparés à la frontière (cf. la polémiste nationaliste et identitaire #Coulter qui parle d'enfants comédiens sur Fox News...) RT
3) Car comme avec l'#Aquarius en Europe, les élites intellectuelles, médiatiques forgent l'opinion dominante empathique sur les #migrants US mais #Trump fait le pari qu'1 majorité silencieuse de Blancs nativistes lui sera reconnaissante aux urnes de sa dureté sur les enfants...
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#Immigration
#ImmigrantChildren
#WhereAreTheChildren

READ ME. The US Government has allegedly paid, @SouthwestKey Programs Inc, ~$1.4 Billion dollars for outsourcing the detention of children; children primarily taken from their parents due to immigration status.
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Context: A press conference tonight focused on immigrant families, especially children, housing, treatment and separation from their parents. The press conference started off by pulling blame away from @SouthwestKey Programs Inc.; redirecting it to @ICEgov and the
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Trump administration.

I agree with the blame landing on Trump and his Gestapo ICE force, I suggest taking a deeper look into Southwest Key and understand how the children are being treated once they are received. Southwest runs the center in Brownsville (in the news).
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Illegal minors can’t be imprisoned w/ adult parents. Bush & Obama released all onto US soil til judges ruled. Rife w/ abuse.

Trump stopped this by separating illegals & their kids, holding both in jails & camps. All to force DC to fix the broken system.

It’s a brutal strategy.
While we debate whether #Trump’s strategy is right (or humane), the facts are being distorted.

Case in point: the holding facilities for kids (both accompanied by adults and those running on their own).

The left paints them as Nazi camps. They’re not. wapo.st/2t3sE8G
Critics also claim that #Trump’s policies are resulting in kids being lost or abandoned. You see it in the frothy #WhereAreTheChildren cries for justice.

One problem. Kids aren’t being lost. It’s hysterical fear mongering like always. mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/28/us/…
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Support @SenFeinstein’s S. 3036 KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER ACT

An agency may not remove a child from a parent solely for the policy goal of deterring individuals from migrating to the United States or for the policy goal of promoting compliance with civil immigration laws.
S. 3036 KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER ACT

Prohibits removing child from his family, at or near border unless the child is

~Victim of or at risk of trafficking
~Adult is not parent or legal guardian
~Child is in danger of abuse or neglect,
~Child is danger to themselves or others.
@SenFeinstein is also demanding answers in the Bill including:

~total number of asylum seekers who were separated from their children as a result of being referred for prosecution;

~ breakdown of the resources spent or diverted due to prosecuting asylum seekers
#Immigration
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162 more days until the November election #DreamActNow #AssaultWeaponBan2018

The majority of Americans see that Spanky isn't paying enough attention to Transportation Infrastructure; 55%

People see their Roads (34% Most; 31% Some) and Bridges (18% Most; 25% Some) need repair.
152 more days until the November election #DreamActNow #AssaultWeaponBan2018

Voters want a Democratic Congress to provide a check on Republicans; 55% v 39% (+16% D)

And on Issues too
#ClimateChange; +33% D
#HealthCare; +17% D
#Immigration; +7% D
#GunControl; +3% D
#Trade; +2% D
151 more days until the November election #DreamActNow #AssaultWeaponBan2018

Spanky sucks at this:

Race relations; -28%
Immigration; -20%
#TrumpTariffs; -19%
Foreign Policy; -12%
Trade; -11%

He only has >50% approval on China Tariffs (52% v 36%), we'll see how long that lasts
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*Thread* KL, Hepzi, and myself will be devoting the next few days to exposing some of the fraudulent activity we’ve found while researching members of #Trump’s inner circle. We’ll save #DonaldTrump for last - BUT, this is odd and could point to #moneylaundering - OR, something
worse: like #therealPizzagate. With the missing children - and the fact that #Trump just bought out part of this business in January - and the fact that we (#TeamAvocado) have several members who were #traffickedbyTrump - AND the fact that #RogerStone IS trafficking most of
The children, it should beg the question: is this #therealPizzagate? We all know that everything the #Nazis / MAGA crowd/ QAnon crowd says is the reverse of the truth so, because they talked about Pizzagate it makes you think #Trump has at least ONE cover company for #trafficking
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Pay attention to this. This is not just a UK problem, this is something that is going to affect the entire world. And the next time I hear someone extol the virtues of multicultural whatever in my country, I will commend to them this passage.
This isn’t assimilation or heterogeneity or a celebration of diversity. Those terms refer to something that is not the case before us now. Do not insult my intelligence or our friendship by suggesting that I don’t understand the difference between invasion and legal assimilation.
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1/ The conditions which allowed #WhereAreTheChildren to happen were created by the Obama admin. The recent Sessions policy of separating children from parents at the border will make things even worse for one reason no one really seems to be talking about. Let's talk about it.
2/ We have all heard by now that asylum-seeking parents will be separated from their children and detained. But it gets much, much worse.

They will also be legally orphaned.
3/ Asylum-seeking families have always been processed and released together and their cases joined for review in #ImmigrationCourts. The new Sessions approach is designed to not only reverse that policy, but to inflict maximum harm in the process.
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A 𝓽𝓱𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓭 for those who feel like #NothingIsHappening 😎

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4/6/18
#CatchandRelease #Immigration #Border #TheWall
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4/5/18

#CatchandRelease #Immigration #Border #TheWall

whitehouse.gov/articles/looph…
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I am proud to announce that I have been certified "dangerous and unprofessional" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and I'm pleased to say that the feeling is mutual.
To be clear: the U.S. government believes it was "dangerous and unprofessional" of me to tell the story of a single mother arbitrarily detained by #ICE with no thought for her 8-year-old son, and to request support for her from my fellow citizens.

I have a problem with this.
ADDENDUM: Author requested that #ICE contact local @AILANational chapter to "share these concerns." ICE AILA liaison called later that week to inform me that #ICE believed that I was "endangering officer safety"...

...by advocating for public to call #ICE to support a client.
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1) Ready for a new #FalseFlag event? Here goes.

In about a week, approx. 1,500 (and growing) #CentralAmericans, most from #Honduras are ignoring #immigration checkpoints, military bases, and #police in an organized march toward the #USA #border.

#QAnon @POTUS #BorderWall
2) Despite their being in #Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them. Organized by "a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras" (People Without Borders). Yeah right. #Fake and #staged.

#NWO #openborders #Soros #FalseFlag #QAnon #BuildTheWall
3) They're calling it a caravan, intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but #gangs and #cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants. This is the lie being fed. What's the #truth?
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Thread: WHILE YOU WERE NOT LOOKING #Immigration
What the Trump admin did to immigration while everyone was busy with #StormyDaniels and the $hitshow that is this presidency:
👏 @AmericasVoice
1-ICE ended policy of presuming release for pregnant detainees;
ICE detention centers (and the for profit ones) are ill-equipped to treat medical issues pregnant women face.
Ice stating fear of flight. We tax payers pay for ankle monitors-Cheaper
This is the previous policy
2- Considering a policy to deny legal residency-deport legal immigrants who rely on Earned Income tax credit &health insurance subsidies (Tax paying immigrants) not to mention undocumented immigrants leave $10 billion in taxes they never file to collect. apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/wo…
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1/ BREAKING: @TheJusticeDept has just authorized immigration judges to deny #asylum applications without a hearing. Like most Trump-era administrative violence, it has been unnoticed & unreported.

*sound of Scotch pouring into glass*

THREAD

#TrumpImmigration #HereToStay
2/ Important context: As head of @TheJusticeDept, the Attorney General has final say over all cases before the administrative #immigration courts. AG may snatch a case away from the Board of Immigration Appeals anytime and decide it himself by directing BIA to refer it to him.
3/ Here is the 2014 BIA holding--upholding precedent from 1989--which the AG was so intent on getting to his own desk. It may not mean much to anyone who had the good sense not to go to law school, but take a shot. (No, really: *take an actual shot* and give it a try.)
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The current dialogue about #DACA affects everyone in the US. How?

#Racism & #scapegoating & affect all minorities.

Deporting #DREAMers & undocumented #immigrants will have very negative impacts to the #economy. That affects everyone else. THREAD 1 #DreamActNow #immigration
The sociological concept of the “other” is important to this discussion. If you haven’t heard of it before, here is a brief overview from othersociologist.com/otherness-reso…. 2 #identity #race #sociology #Science
People in power define social identities as they have the means to control the narrative – news coverage, platforms to broadcast their platforms, & the power to influence law enforcement and legislation. Social identity affects how people perceive themselves and others. 3
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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT AN #IMMIGRANT
#FRIEDRICHTRUMP Grandfather to #PresidentDonaldJTrump
Who was EXPELLED from Germany for failure to perform his military duties and was Classified as a #DraftDodger
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick…
#CHAINMIGRATION Approaching the age of eligibility 4 conscription 2 military service in Imperial German Army, Friedrich Trump quickly decided to emigrate to the United States.
In 1885, at age 16, Trump emigrated via Germany, to the U.S.
#UNEMPLOYED
#Immigration records list his name as "Friedr. Trumpf" and his occupation as "none".[8] He moved in with his older sister Katharina – who had emigrated in 1883[3]:31 – and her husband Fred Schuster, also from Kallstadt.
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Here are some real ideas to fix the #immigration system.

1. Get rid of the 3 and 10 year bars and replace with a fine.
2. Put more asylum officers near the border.
3. Create a market-based cap for employment-based immigration.
4. Create an entrepreneurial startup visa.
5. Create a path to a green card for E-2 investors. Include any children brought here before age 21.
6. Let's really make a 10 year law: provisional green cards.
7. Direct DHS to allow people to take the steps to correct their immigration status.
8. Penalties besides deportation.
9. Put money and resources into fraud detection.
10. Expand guest worker programs to allow people to go back and forth.
11. Invest in antigang resources.
12. Centralized U visa databases.
13. Tax incentives for microbusiness in high unemployment areas.
14. State biz incubators.
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President Trump is PLAYING the democrats, Jack. He knows they will reject this deal that is MORE than generous to their interests, and show us again how irrelevant they are. Then R's will pass a more conservative #DACA bill with no dem support, claim ALL credit, and WIN!!! #MAGA
When Congress passed Tax Reform last month, @realDonaldTrump got every single democrat to vote AGAINST the American people. Democrats CAN'T do a deal with the President because they are so captive to their radical #Resist base. They lose every time!!! #MAGA
As the #SchumerShutdown demonstrated last weekend, @realDonaldTrump set up the democrats, pulled their pants down and showed us their ugly wrinkled butts. They are once again being played by an apex predator and a master negotiator. #MAGA
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Let's talk about "Chain Migration" and what the WH is signalling
THREAD, won't number, will just mark when I'm done.
The term chain migration I only see used by people who are against #immigration. It seems to mean when any family members join an #immigrant
Wld that be a bad thing? Real economists (not ppl who took econ 101 &think they know something) show #immigration benefits receiving country
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Some have expressed outrage this week on how Democrats handled the sexual harassment charges against two of its leaders:
“Dems didn’t call for ousting quick enough!”
“Called for ousting too quickly!”
“It was a GOP hit job!”
“Oust the women, that ousted the man!” (Really?) /1
Some of you have gone as far as saying:
‘We’re going to join a 3rd party!” or “We need a 3rd Party to unite the Nation.” /2
So here is a thread about our Country’s history with 3rd Parties and why forming a 3rd Party to unite us wont help as much as demanding policy that dismantles inequality, institutionalized racism and misogyny /3
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Q: So you lost in #immigration court / #EOIR. Do you get to appeal? If so, how?
A: Depends!

THREAD 1/
Let's assume: 1st time in #immigration proceedings at all, you claimed relief like asylum &/or cancellation of removal. If not, may differ2/
You have 30 days to appeal to the BIA. Appeal must reach within 30 days. Like, for real. BIA = Board of Immigration Appeals. It's in DC. 3/
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The White House #immigration principles released last night r a White Supremacist wish list of anti-immigrant hate law. Low lights include:
Border Wall (no surprise there); Gutting the bipartisan laws w/protect unaccompanied kids so they can be deported back to horrific violence;
gutting the asylum law so that refugees can be sent back to persecution and torture; gutting due process to speed up deportation
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