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A multi-tweet thread on Potus' Oval Office message: 1) Saying there is a national security crisis on the border does a huge disservice to how the US & #Mexico have worked together since 9/11 to ensure our border is not used by terrorists to undermine our common security. 1/7
2) Per Customs and Border Protection data: CBP encountered only 6 #immigrants at Ports of Entry along the US-MEX border in the first half of FY2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists. 2/7
3) Overall, 41 people on the Terrorist Screening Database were encountered at the border with #Mexico from October 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, BUT 35 of them were U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Six were classified as non-U.S. persons. 3/7
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#US @CBP lied about deploying #teargas because rocks were thrown and didn't deploy on those trying to cross border. @CBP on the top of the hill shooting rubber bullets at #migrants, medics and photographers and getting ready to throw #teargas. Filmed through whole in fence
You can see how far away @CBPSanDiego is from the wall and not even close to proximity of a hurled rock, which none were thrown. Shortly after they deployed #teargas on a group of photographers +100ft from the fence
@CBP deploying #teargas at #migrants at the #BorderWall. They put out a statement saying they didn't do so and they shot only at those throwing rocks. You don't see rocks thrown and can see they are way up high on a hill where rocks couldn't reach if they wanted. Fire starts
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A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in #BorderPatrol custody after crossing with her father & 161 other migrants in the #NewMexico Bootheel. @DHSgov officials just tried to explain to reporters how remote & dangerous the region is, but it's hard to convey if you haven't seen it.
I've been covering the #Bootheel for years. Central American #migrants have been arriving for years, but not in the numbers seen in the past three months. When the latest group arrived, 4 agents were there to meet them. FOUR. The group included 50 unaccompanied minors.
So, for those who don't know the #Bootheel, its three north-south mountain chains or its two north-south roads, the tiny #AntelopeWells port of entry or the #BorderPatrol forward operating base that is barely staffed, here are some stories by me & @rosalesquique
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On a night of political turmoil, it’s such a delight to switch off Brexit and celebrate the work of ⁦@BarHumanRights⁩ and wave farewell to our wonderful Chair ⁦@Kirsty_Brimelow⁩, in conversation with the marvellous Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. #ThankYouKirsty
Lovely words of encouragement and thanks from @Kirsty_Brimelow on behalf of @BarHumanRights to our many partners in the room, to our hardworking Drafting Committee and to our student members, future human rights lawyers to keep checking a cycle of backsliding in #humanrights.
International trial observations, which @BarHumanRights specialise in conducting, throw a spotlight on specific #humanrights issues. @Kirsty_Brimelow talks about our work in Turkey this year, and her own trial observation in Bahrain, & Colombia.
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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. cbs8.com/story/39532673…
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. cbp.gov/newsroom/local…
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❗️1/2 UPDATE 17.11.18 - #Migrants standoff on board VC #NIVIN - Public Prosecutor Office will issue shortly an order of removal for remaining 79 #migrants due to increasing hostility incl. towards aid agencies providing support.#TogetherForRescue #Humansmuggling #UNHCR #Refugees
2/2 - 3 ringleaders preventing others from leaving the vessel peacefully have been identified. #SAR #Migrantcrisis #migrants #TogetherForRescue #Frontex #Europol #Humansmuggling #SOSMEDITERRANE #Refugees #Seenotrettung #refugiados #migranti #UNHCR #flüchtlinge #EKD #NGO #Libya
1/2 - Last ditch effort for a peaceful resolution to #Migrants standoff on board VC #NIVIN who refuse to negotiate #SAR #Migrantcrisis #TogetherForRescue #Frontex #Europol #Humansmuggling #SOSMEDITERRANE #Refugees #Seenotrettung #refugiados #migranti #UNHCR #flüchtlinge #EKD #NGO
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Europe's border is not where you think it is. Here's why:
#humanrights #migration #refugees #IDS2018 see @visionscarto #map @CDB_77
1/5. From 2010 to 2014, the number of refugees and migrants coming to Europe increased from 60,000 to 280,000. The EU decided to crack down on migration by paying other countries to deal with migration for them.
2/5. The EU started making financial agreements with African strongmen and #dictators to ramp up #border security, technical aid and data collection. As a result, other countries are actually controlling the EU border, moving the border further south to #NorthAfrica.
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La crise politique qui se déroule en #Belgique sur le Pacte Mondial pour les Migrations est lamentable pour quatre raisons (au moins). #GCM #thread
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1. Si la #Belgique ne signait pas, ce serait un terrible reniement et une attaque frontale contre les Nations Unies, alors que la Belgique vient d'être élue au Conseil de Sécurité. Ce texte incarne la raison d'être des Nations Unies : gérer ensemble les grands enjeux du moment.
2. Ce texte contient des avancées significatives pour une meilleure gestion des #migrations. Il représente un progrès majeur pour la prise en compte des migrations environnementales, notamment. Il associe pays industrialisés, émergents et en développement.
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1) #Prediction: Most of the people in #MigrantCaravan currently looking to stage a #SorosFunded #Invasion at the #USBorder are going to die. But not in the way you think.
2) As they approach closer, #PresidentTrump has made it #CrystalClear that he will use the #Military to close the #USBorder to keep the embedded #ISIS #Terrorists out.
3) There is one group even more opposed to #ClosedBorders than the #Democrats, whom just want #IllegalVotes. One group who will stop at nothing to keep the #Borders as porous as possible.
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(⛔🚢BREAKING) NO WAY OUT. As fighting in #Tripoli rages on, this August just 1,300 #migrants left #Libya in an attempt to reach Europe by sea.

This is the LOWEST Summer figure since 2012.

#Libia
Migrants are trapped in #Libya, often in appalling conditions. Made even worse by the recent fighting in #Tripoli.
FOLLOW this crucial reporting by @sallyhayd. 👇

(⛔🚢BREAKING) Of the 742 that made it to Europe from #Libya this August, less than a third (234) disembarked in Italy. Of these, 190 were onboard an Italian Coast Guard ship during the "#Diciotti standoff".

Another 56% (416) disembarked in Malta.
12% (87) disembarked in Spain.
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For the last 24 hours I've been texting & calling with refugees in Libya. 500 are apparently stuck in a Tripoli prison w/o food & water after heavy fighting broke out two days ago. They say their guards ran away, leaving them alone.
These refugees are men, women & children. They tried to cross the Mediterranean earlier this year, but were found by Italian boats, who turned them over to the EU-backed Libyan coastguard, who put them in prison. The conditions were already terrible before the fighting started.
Oh the phone earlier I could hear children crying & what sounded like bombing in the distance. The refugees say everyone's incredibly frightened. "We hear machine guns, tanks, big bombs, last night from the roof it was all fire."
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@Futureworldxxl @WirtschaftDE @frazionetoskana @tbgstephen @crypt_ghost @ThomasGBauer @Thomas190163 @m_aus_s @Patriotenfrank @webaxvita @ReneTruninger @jaegermeisterl @SamanthaMller16 @sabine_m_b 1. On the #Gauland-interview: It's the role of the press to ask difficult questions (which #BerlinDirekt does with other candidates as well).

It is not the fault of the #ZDF when the #AfD still has NOT determined clear (or any) policies on #pensions & other social issues!
@Futureworldxxl @WirtschaftDE @frazionetoskana @tbgstephen @crypt_ghost @ThomasGBauer @Thomas190163 @m_aus_s @Patriotenfrank @webaxvita @ReneTruninger @jaegermeisterl @SamanthaMller16 @sabine_m_b 2. As I stated before: The #AfD can not win on the medium or long term with just #MerkelMussWeg & #RefugeesOut. Security and Law & Order (with anti-#EU) may be the main driver of growth, but the AfD needs to find answers to other issues as well! It had 5 years to do so!
@Futureworldxxl @WirtschaftDE @frazionetoskana @tbgstephen @crypt_ghost @ThomasGBauer @Thomas190163 @m_aus_s @Patriotenfrank @webaxvita @ReneTruninger @jaegermeisterl @SamanthaMller16 @sabine_m_b 3. It is also clear to me that the #AfD tries to avoid these topics. Why? Because #Gauland, #VonStorch & Co know that it could divide the #AfD - Von Storch & #Meuthen sound like a right #FDP (on social issues): This will not please blue collar voters & many protest voters!
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🚢⛵️🚤🤔With less NGOs at sea (#Aquarius @MSF_Sea, @openarms_fund), we have seen people being saved from sturdier boats, trawlers arriving directly to 🇮🇹 shores.
The question: do NGOs' search and rescue activities affect how #Libya smugglers send #migrants at sea?
First: TIMING.

Data shows that rubber dinghies were already the most used means of transport in 2015, when NGOs were small minority of rescuers.
It also shows shift to smaller vessels (dinghies + small boats), from 78% to 90%+. But these were already large majority in 2015.
Second: CORRELATION.

Using what yearly data we have available, is there any evidence that NGOs affected the prevalence of unseaworthy rubber dinghies, as compared to sturdier vessels? Well, NOPE. 👇
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(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. In July, 23% of #migrants departing from #Libya made it to Europe. This is the LOWEST share ever.

72% were caught and brought back.

5.2% died or went missing.
(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. Since July 16th, numbers paint an even starker (and somewhat different) picture.

99.5% of #migrants departing from #Libya were caught and brought back.

0.5% died or went missing (very few).

No one made it to Europe.
(🔴BREAKING) DEPARTURES FROM LIBYA ARE DOWN MARKEDLY. In June, about 6,900 migrants took to the sea from Libya's shores. This month, about 3,000 did: a 56% drop that is highly unusual during the Summer season.
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En 2016, 1 idée, en vogue à gauche du parti démocrate aux #EtatsUnis, était que #Trump ou #Clinton et les démocrates, c'était bonnet blanc et blanc bonnet. La crise nationale actuelle sur les enfants de #migrants montre le contraire. En voici 1 exemple très intéressant... #thread
2) En 2014, face à 1 très fort afflux de #migrants sans papiers avec mineurs, des chefs de la police aux frontières au ministère de la Sécurité Intérieure formalisèrent l'idée pour la 1ère fois de séparer les enfants des parents pour dissuader la migration.washingtonpost.com/world/national…
3) MAIS en 2014, la Maison Blanche d'#Obama et son ministre de la Sécurité Intérieur (DHS), Johnson, tranchèrent CONTRE le mémo Homan qui suggérait de séparer enfants et parents #migrants sans papiers à cause de l'inhumanité de la mesure...
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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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