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Hey, journalists covering the #migrantcaravan - Can you ask the migrants how they found out about the caravan? In 2018, right before the US midterm elections, many migrants were lured into participating by a fake Facebook account....…
After having seen half a dozen caravans come through Tijuana prior to 11/2018, I believe that caravan was, in part, orchestrated to affect the US elections and increase repression against migrants and the attorneys and others who offer assistance
Caravans prior to 11/2018 were much smaller and more focused on protecting the most vulnerable travelers (women & kids). 11/2018 was DIFFERENT. It was the first time I felt unsafe offering basic legal information to the migrants. They had been told that the lawyers were lying...
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Assuming we can count on the Trump administration, famously *very* concerned with corruption abroad to the point of withholding vital military aid, to stop paying #Honduras to illegally house #asylum seekers now that its government is letting this major anti-corruption law lapse
@ImagineTheGreen In the case of Honduras, the "creative thinking" referenced in this statement from @SecPompeo announcing more funds includes

--selling the government (including the President) to narcos

--harshly punishing #migrantcaravan organizers

--well-documented corruption at every level
@ImagineTheGreen @SecPompeo Anyway, it's good to know that our country is so committed to cautiously stewarding our taxpayer dollars and standing up to corruption wherever and whenever it is found

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1/ The Trump administration is about to achieve its longtime goal of setting up an #asylum firewall in Central America which will offshore our treaty obligations the worst possible places imaginable.

Let's look ahead to what this actually means in practice.
2/ Once Honduras inevitably signs, we'll have created a sort of buffer zone through which all asylum seekers coming from south of Mexico will have to seek asylum first. (Guatemalans will still be able to seek asylum at our border per current agreements.) Out of sight, out of mind
3/ Stephen Miller and other Trump #immigration policy minions have made it explicitly clear that there is only one purpose for all of this: to get these teeming masses yearning to breathe free as far from our golden door as possible, with no regard for their lives or the law
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Freelance multimedia reporter @brooklynmarie was stopped at least four times while re-entering the U.S. via the San Ysidro port of entry. Each time, both she and her car were searched, and she was questioned about her reporting :…
Binkowski was stopped twice in July 2018, and told the @uspresstracker that she was alarmed by the “security theater” taking place. During the second of these stops, a supervisory officer told her that her passport had been flagged :…
During @brooklynmarie’s third trip to secondary screening in Aug. 2018, she was held, questioned and searched for at least an hour, despite having been pre-approved for expedited clearance through CBP’s Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs :…
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You're on notice.

#nothingtoseehere #migrantcaravans
headed to a border near you



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"Clueless white guy goes to refugee camp determined to prove that #migrantcaravan actually has it pretty good" would make a pretty solid #SNL sketch, but it is also a thing that @CIS_org is paying @BensmanTodd to do. For as much as everyone involved sucks, this is still a new low
Just a few of the shitty things that @BensmanTodd has done in #PiedrasNegras:

--complained that refugees are receiving medical/dental care

--complained that kids get to play soccer & watch movies

--published a photo of a child w/o permission & implied that he is a gang member
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1/ THREAD: New details on the Trump #remaininmexico #asylum plan out now, and it's so much worse than I was expecting. This is an illegal, immoral, unconscionable human rights disaster in the making. Let's talk about what this is and how it's going to get people killed.
2/ Context: Asylum seekers in Tijuana and other border towns are being "metered" by an illegal system which requires them to take numbers on a list and wait their turn (sometimes months) to lawfully enter the US to seek asylum. This is already bad enough.…
3/ Even before Trump, the nativist right was obsessed with the idea of making #CentralAmerican asylum seekers wait outside the US for the many years that it can often take to get these cases to a final hearing. This administration was all too willing to give it a try.
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.@JoaquinCastrotx says they learned of “disturbing facts” of how Jakelin Caal was treated - and saw failures in the system - says young girl and her mother were thirty but there were no cups so @CBP could not provide them water to drink #JakelinCaal
.@RepAlGreen says facilities where asylum seekers are kept wouldn’t be fit for animals much less humans - says they should be shut down - calls the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis” to be blamed on @POTUS - says over 100 women/children packed inside #migrantcaravan
@JoaquinCastrotx says @CBP_McAleenan should step down in the wake of #JakelinCaal’s death + asks if his direct boss @SecNielsen knew about Caal’s death, why she didn’t report it to Congress #MigrantCaravan
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Last night, US Border Patrol confirmed that a 7yo Guatemalan girl died in one of their processing centers last week. She was with her dad who asked for help for his daughter who was vomiting...she didn’t receive medical attention until an hour and a half later. #MigrantCaravan
I think about all the children from the migrant caravan as they cross the border into the U.S. and into CBP custody.... #MigrantCaravan
...this could have been any one of them #MigrantCaravan
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.@cain_nate Please make a public pronouncement that you love your life, and there is no reason why you would ever do anything to harm yourself. Don't lift weights, drive, fly (for sure), swim, shoot, etc. Stay away from anything that could "Accidentially" harm you! #HRCBodyCount
.@cain_nate, just checking to make sure you are still there! Remember, don't fly, ask Ron Brown. Whoops, he's dead.

.@cain_nate, just checking to make sure you are still there! Remember, don't fly, ask Ron Brown. Whoops, he's dead.

#MigrantCaravan #Hillary #Honduras #MAGA #StopTheInvasion #BorderControl #StopTheCaravan #IllegalImmigration #Haiti #Caravan #Q #QAnon
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1) THREAD: #MigrantCaravan and Tear Gas

Under the Obama Administration, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border troops used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile—the official name for tear gas—at the U.S-Mexican border at least 79 times during Obama's..
2) presidency. Pepper spray, another substance commonly used to disperse crowds, was deployed by U.S. troops at the border at least 434 times when Obama was president. Another interesting thing to note is under the Obama administration, more undocumented Immigrants have been..
3) deported than any other President in the history of Presidents. Now, although CBP data does reveal how often these gases were used, that's about all it reveals. The circumstances under which the Obama administration deployed tear gas at the border are entirely unclear..
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This is Sara Ramos - she went to yesterday’s march b/c she was told it would be a peaceful one - but her and her sons were hit by tear gas and had to return back to the shelter. She says they won’t leave their tent again...”I won’t risk my children” #MigrantCaravan
And remember this now famous photo from Sunday as the tear gas was being deployed?
This is the Mom in that photo. Her name is Maria Mesa and she says she was scared for her life and the life of her children yesterday. Holding the tear gas canister, she said seeing the photo of her from yesterday makes her want to cry “I just grabbed my kids and ran”
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Update from Tijuana: federal authorities have surrounded Benito Juarez shelter (the largest shelter in Tijuana where the majority of the migrants from yesterday’s events are staying)
And surrounding schools have been shut down - all the kids have been sent home. This Mom saying when she went to drop her kids off they told her they’re shutting the school today for the children’s safety #MigrantCaravan
Meanwhile Mexico’s Interior Ministry says it will track down those involved in yesterday’s march to the US border and deport anyone who crossed illegally
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1. A 26-y/o Guatemalan woman's impaled onto rebar & concertina piercing her side & buttocks Fri while illegally scaling San Diego border fence w her kids, ages 3 & 5. Her treated injuries weren't life-threatening & kids were medically cleared.…
2. A a 31-year-old Honduran caravan member w several previous arrests in Florida & a previous deportation from the U.S. June 4, 2018 illegally entered US Friday night & assaulted #Yuma Sector agents.…
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Current Situation: Migrants broke through this wooden fence to try and cross into the US via the train tracks and are now being pushed back by riot police - the border crossing remains closed and the migrants have nowhere to go but to turn around and go back #MigrantCaravan
Residents + local business owners from #Tijuana begin to riot as federal police try to calm them - the border crossing has been shut for hrs - biz owners say they are losing valuable $ - some brought bats & sticks to beat up migrants w/ so they wouldn’t come back #MigrantCaravan
The San Ysidro border crossing - the busiest border crossing along the southern US border - is STILL shut down. Thousands of cars were turned away and hundreds of ppl are waiting to get through. #MigrantCaravan
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Migrants from the #MigrantCaravan trying to get to the US border - have left their shelter saying conditions are intolerable and they want to be admitted into the US to seek asylum and are being stopped by riot police
Over 1,000 migrants have stormed past riot police to get to the US border through the Tijuana River #MigrantCaravan
Migrants lining up to cross the Tijuana river it smells overwhelmingly of sewage trying to get to the US San Ysidro port of entry - about 4 helicopters flying above up
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Trump: Day 669
-160th Day at Trump Golf Club
-212th Day at Trump Property
-Says "Standing with Saudi Arabia"
-Declares Unwavering Loyalty 2 MbS
-Pressed DOJ 2 Prosecute Enemies
-Stock Market Plummets 551 Points
-Issues Lifetime Ban 2 Pot Investor
-Asylum Ban Blocked by Fed Judge
Day 774 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 625 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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What this stretch of border wall actually looks like....
The concertina wire only extends about 2 hundred feet. The hill and stretch to the ocean are still the same old fence. #MigrantCaravan
All of it directly behind the podium where Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen inspected the “fortifications” and staged her press conference.
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1. @MSNBC report that @DHSgov was monitoring the @WhatsApp communications of the migrants IMO is consistent with my reporting that @POTUS & @GOP were originally behind #MigrantCaravan. IMO DHS is now seeking to obfuscate the comms trails they left. @NSAGov @FBIWFO @FBISanDiego
2. Just like Russia helped Turkey amplify the small Gulenist conspiracy into a fake coup to then be used to wipe out all pro @NATO officers in Turkish armed forces. At least the story finally puts to bet the fantasy that @WhatsApp is private.
3. I started reporting @realDonaldTrump @GOP and possibly GRU were behind the #CaravanInvasion starting about October 17, 2018. Here is one of my early posts. Any political involvement is fraudulent use of US property & Hatch Act violation. @FBIWFO
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🚨San Diego!🚨

YOU can directly support the #MigrantCaravan & get people out of detention. By serving as a “custodian” for someone charged under the Trump admin’s “zero-tolerance” policy, you can ensure someone’s release & give them a fighting chance at asylum. Here’s how: /1
We’ve been posting bail for people charged w/ “illegal entry” in SD under #OperationStreamline. The court made it harder for us to post bail by requiring people have “custodians” in the community in order to be released, even if their bail's been paid. /2…
Here’s where we need you! We’re looking for community members, congregations, and organizations willing to serve as “third-party custodians.” This will mean the difference between freedom and detention. If you can volunteer, please fill out this form: /3
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UPDATE: The Presidential proclamation barring certain non-citizens from seeking #asylum after crossing the Southern border is out. How will they limit it to the #MigrantCaravan? How much more illegal can this thing get?

I haven't even read this, so let's get through ittogether
(This thread is going to be a sequel to yesterday's on the "final interim rule" rushed into effect in anticipation of this proclamation, so you might want to read that one first.)

These #s appear to be the entire justification for the proclamation, and they badly need context. They may sound scary if you're new to the issue, but check out the overall historical picture & tell me this is a natl. emergency worthy of suspending a 4,000 year-old legal right
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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


*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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As Americans headed to the polls yesterday - migrants waited in line outside this tent to get info about applying for #asylum in the US - most of the migrants in Mexico City initially set out from Central Am. To get to the US and still intend to do so #MigrantCaravan
Inside the tent, I met Anna Joseph, w/ the Institute 4 Women Migration. She says most migrants aren’t aware of the difficulties that lie ahead when applying for the asylum in the US or how the #Trump Admin has politicized their caravan of migrants seeking a better future
During presentations like this one, Ana shows photos of #Tornillo and soldiers at the border. Why? B/c she says they don’t believe the US is putting migrant kids in camps and soldiers at the border solely b/c of their caravan - they these are rumors. So they show photos...
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A report from Mexico City’s Palillo Stadium where thousands of migrants from the caravan have arrived and thousands more are expected - tired doesn’t even begin to describe it #CaravanaMigrante #MigrantCaravan
Three massive tents have been set up by Mexican authorities for people to sleep in like 4yo Ian - the tents are now full though, and many more people are expected in the coming hours #CaravanaMigrante
People are now pouring out of the tents and sleeping on the open air bleachers which are nearly full as well...and people continue to arrive - most from Honduras who say they’ve been traveling for about a month now #CaravanaMigrante
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