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.
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.
“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.”
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
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...
@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.
Many people think that “illegal immigrants” are the scourge of this country, and are a very hot topic in the political world. Let’s dispel any myths and misunderstandings on this subject once and for all. #Immigration#ImmigrationReform
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The first item I’d like to point out, is that a better term we should use would be undocumented immigrant. “Illegal alien” creates and perpetuates the stigma that these people are inherently bad, or criminal. The reality is that they are just seeking a better life.
Probably the biggest misunderstanding is that everyone should simply just immigrate legally, when in reality there’s nothing simple about it. There are very specific and restrictive criteria one must meet in order to immigrate to the U.S. legally.
1/ THREAD: What doesn’t appear on #Hamilton68 is often as interesting as what does. Today, near silence on the Manafort verdict. Instead, the focus is largely on using the Mollie Tibbetts murder to spread divisive content on #immigration. This follows a familiar pattern.
2/ On Dec 1, 2017, accounts monitored on #Hamilton68 pounced on the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco.
3/ The dashboard’s findings on December 1, 2017 mirror data collected by Clemson Univ. researchers, who recently published more than 3 million tweets from IRA troll accounts. github.com/fivethirtyeigh…
Quick update on #AZSen. Using my AZSen data and cross referencing the @FiveThirtyEight confirmed Russian Bot data, here are your top #AZSen tweeters in the month of August, as well as how many times they were pushed by confirmed Russian Bots.
@bbusa617, who has tweeted a total of 107 #AZSen tweets this month so far, was pushed by confirmed Russian Bots a total of 169 times. Pretty unoriginal stuff here. Diminishing returns are probably getting pretty high. Guy loves @kelliwardaz and pushes fairly positive content.
@michaelbeatty3, who looks to be a #WWG1WGA#QAnon conspiracy pusher, has tweeted #AZSen content 26 times this month, and was pushed by confirmed Russian bots 140 times. Likely the crazy conspiracy crap. Normal Kelli Ward positive pusher.
As we wait for the @senjudiciary hearing to get started, see @immcouncil full statement for today's hearing on the Trump administration's separation of families →
@senjudiciary@immcouncil And we are underway with @ChuckGrassley making his opening statement, calls the family separations an "unintended consequence" of the "zero tolerenace" policy. Wow. That is just not true. Sessions when he announced the policy stated unapologetically that separations WOULD happen
.@ChuckGrassley says he is "disturbed" by the allegations that ICE officers coerced parents into signing away rights they did not understand, see more on this here
Today More in Common is releasing a groundbreaking study of #Italy's attitudes towards #populism, national identity and #immigration, undertaken with @IpsosItalia. Some surprising findings: Italians are pro-migrant and anti-immigration. Here's my key takeouts: /1
We found 7 population segments in Italy: 27% with 'open' values, 24% with 'closed' values, and 48% in one of the 'middle' groups. Similar to other countries - but with more segments and more diversity of opinion in every group moreincommon.com/italy-report1 /2
Italy's populist wave is driven more by a rejection of political elites than by migration. 73% say traditional politicians don't care about people like them. Only 18% think globalisation has been good for Italy. 57% agree Italy needs a strong leader willing to break the rules /3
1/Wonky but important. Yesterday @USCIS released a policy memo which, in effect, appears to target individuals, families & employers applying for #immigration benefits, including citizenship, green cards & visa petitions uscis.gov/sites/default/…
@USCIS 2/Buried on Page 6 is a section entitled "Denials Based on Lack of Sufficient Initial Evidence". There the memo highlights 2 types of cases that can be denied without giving the applicant a chance to submit more evidence...
@USCIS 3/First, Waiver Applications: Most such apps are based on a showing of "extreme hardship" to a US spouse, parent or child if the applicant is deported fr or not permitted to be in the US.
Headed up over the US/Mexico border with @CBP elite group of air agents who assist in apprehensions from the sky - so far this year air/marine agents have apprehended 13k undocumented immigrants @MSNBC@NBCLatino
One of dozens of helicopters used by @CBP to patrol the Rio Grande sector - the most heavily trafficked area for illegal immigrants (second most heavily trafficked area for drugs) #immigration@MSNBC@NBCLatino
Pilot says scouts from drug cartels and smugglers sit in this parking lot overlooking the air strip to inform his counterparts when @CBP aircraft is taking off and monitoring the area
Immigrants have guts. We're talking about people who pack up their lives and head to a completely new country. People who, the moment they step off the plane, know they have every pillar of security, whether welfare or mum's couch, knocked out from under them.
Immigrants have confidence. They know that, wherever they're going, they'll do well for themselves. Whatever job they're going to, they're going to knock it out of the park, whatever it might be. Because to an immigrant, their skill and ability is their security.
1) 💥BOMBSHELL: What was Barack Obama’s "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”, which established the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, all about? $$$ & Immigration. Pay attention... #ChildTrafficking#Immigration
2) So Obama created this stimulus package for physicians to buy this technology and make all health records electronic. But why? There was a big push for this. In fact, prominent venture capitalists jumped at this opportunity. #Immigration#SaveTheChildren#ChildTrafficking
These are not, as someone has complained: 'immigrats'flooding in, taking our benefits and driving down wages (sic). They work hard, have NEVER claimed a penny (tho lots of UK families in their street do...). They don't want to go home coz of the Hungarian Govt.
when you hear @sajidjavid going on about a 'compliant' attitude, etc, remember this. I am a pensioner, I earn little from my writing, but I BELIEVE children deserve to live in families. Not in cages. Not in deportation units.
"The 25 points of the NSDAP Program were composed by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler. They were publically presented on 24 February 1920 "to a crowd of almost 2K and every single point was accepted amid jubilant approval." (Mein Kampf, Volume II, Chapter I)
A beautiful woman who has sacrificed so much for this nation.
And yet I struggle to see how Jack or Bobby Kennedy would embrace immigration policies that didn’t insist on both compassion for illegals with a firm commitment to sending people home who broke our laws to get here.