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doubling down on a cruel, lawless Trump program while proudly pointing to a memo which ensures that the federal government doesn't call the people we are condeming to deprivation & death "illegal aliens"…
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A thread on my sense of the immediate #policypriorities for @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris administration, to undo the most consequential damages wrought by the last 4 years. A journalist’s question forced me to think about #economicpolicy, so I thought I'd get your reactions. [1/9]
First, bring #COVID under control. There’s no lives vs livelihoods tradeoff. Economy will move only when the virus is contained. Rich people need to feel comfortable to go out, to spend money. They hold back due to fear of contracting COVID, not due to any #lockdown [2/9]
The strategies are simple: Lead by example to instill a sense of civic duty. Inspire citizens to wear masks and make small sacrifices to protect each other. Put the amazing US #publichealth talent in charge to develop robust testing, tracing [3/9]…
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Let me share a true 'horror story' of #academia titled #STEMOPT. Imagine being an #internationalstudent in a #globapandemic #COVID19 and finishing a #PhD while navigating this process. read on... Image
In layman terms OPT from #USCIS is required for all #internationalstudents in Masters' and PhD programs to legally work in the US after completing the degree. My application got approved last week amidst the possibility that new OPT approvals might be cancelled for the year. sigh Image
I had to a) give up a dream #postdoc @UTAustin and apologize for it. b) Survive 4 months without financial support waiting 2.5 months. c) Run a household of 2 (wife, a software engineer unable to work in US due to visa restrictions) and finish requirements for my #PhD.
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we are now

as of today

133 DAYS

from the beginning

of the

[say it with me now]


post TRUMP



that is "post"

as in AFTER
So yes: a lot of bad stuff is happening this week, especially in #immigrationpolicy.

Just here to remind you that this rollercoaster is about to come to a full & complete stop, & that there is no irreversible damage he can really do in his last few months.

Next: the real work!
It's mid-November. All of the votes are finally in and accounted for, and Trump has just been trounced in an absolutely historic landslide.

Will he act out? Sure. Will he try to do as much damage as possible? Probably.

Will anyone take him seriously? No.
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STEP 1: surprise announcement via dumbass tweet
STEP 2: 48 hrs of catchup through brutal palace civil war re: terms of order
STEP 3: release mostly-moot temp hold on limited visa categories
STEP 4: lie about having suspended "all immigration"
STEP 5: fresh chalice of puppy blood
lol what are words
"wE loVe iMmIgRantS, sO lOnG aS thEy dO it tHe rIghT wAy"
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We're a few minutes away from the start of our 2020 MWEG (virtual) conference! It's not too late to join! Be sure to follow along here, on Facebook, and on Instagram for thoughts from our presenters and members. Share yours using the hashtag #MWEGconf!
Kara North, #MWEGconf director: We hope you will find refuge and solace from some of the heartache you’re feeling. The work of MWEG and the work of the sisters w/in our organization & w/in our communities is needed & will be needed especially after this experience, going forward.
Our conference takes its theme from the famous line Laurel Thatcher Ulrich penned: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." We're thrilled to have this writer, scholar, teacher, quilter, sister, saint, and friend as our keynote speaker. #mwegconf
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L: 20th-century eugenicist & immigration policy obsessive Prescott Hall

R: 21st-century eugenicist & #immigrationpolicy obsessive #StephenMiller

I'm not saying Hall sold his mortal soul to push the devil's immigration policy for eternity...

But also not *not* saying that.
Hall founded the Immigration Restriction League, a predecessor of today's #TantonNetwork (FAIR, CIS, NumbersUSA). He was consumed w/advocating race-based imm. restrictions, often staying up into the early morning hours to research & write.

#StephenMiller is... Stephen Miller.
my theory does have its limits, however
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1/10 Trump’s breathtakingly cruel new #ImmigrationPolicy that excludes the neediest is essentially a codification of his personal inability to feel compassion or empathy. Thus, one man’s psychological deficits will become the law of the land...
2/10 In fact, many of Trump’s positions are best viewed through a psychological (vs. political/economic) lens. Ex. A: the hyperpatriotism he fell back on to reframe his racist “go back” sneers to four minority Congresswomen (
3/10 A social scientist quoted in that article: “As president, he now sees America as an avatar for himself – it must be great because he’s great. From this perspec, to allow that America has faults wd be to allow that Trump has them, something he has never been willing to do”...
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1} My Dear Friend Geri,

With all due respect to current #NonProfits serving Refugees & Immigrants - their Branding & Messaging are #Tragically #Weak.

#OurAmericanKids🇺🇸 are BEING #SCAPEGOATED & #WE, the Liberals of #OurCountry we call the United States of America...
2} ...get OUR #Truthful-#Propaganda #LUNCH handed to us - #EVERY #DAMNED #TIME there's a watershed political issue.

My opinion as a 25-year #Duke MBA-trained-#Strategist, is that "Dreamers" is a well-intentioned, but desperately INEFFECTIVE MONIKER for #OurAmericanKids. Scapegoats for American Fascists
3} My dog #Sadie is a very #Active #Dreamer. Hitler #Dreamed about ruling an #AryanPlanet.

Un-@realDonaldTrump dreams of building a wall "SO fucking HIGH," that planes can't #LAND in #Texas without traveling 100-miles North of our Southern Border - just to pull a #giant U-ey✈️ Hitler Dreamed of an Aryan Planet-Earth.U-Turn in the sky
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