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1. A crucial piece by @JessLee_DC on how anti-China rhetoric fuels violence against Asian-Americans.

In this thread, I add some of my own thoughts based on the Iranian-American experience.…
2. First of all, Jess is right in the sense that the heated anti-China not only doesn't advance US interest, it also pits Americans against each other here at home. It's a lose-lose.
3. Jess rightly argues that Biden’s condemnation of the murders in GA misses the mark because it fails to acknowledge that Washington’s over-the-top rhetoric on China fuels an atmosphere of fear and anxiety, which boomerangs in the form of violence against Asian Americans.
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BREAKING: Ok #Noban tweeps, DOS has completed the review of the processes affected by the revocation of the #MuslimBan (PP9645 & 9983). Here is the half-a*s path forward
1/ If your immigrant visa (IV) was refused on or after 20 Jan '20 due #MuslimBan *YOU MAY* seek re-adjudication without resubmitting DS260 or paying any additional fees, provided the underlying visa petitions remain valid. You'll get priority adjudication. AWSOME news!
2/ If you IV was denied on account of #MuslimBan *before* 20 Jam '20 may you can request a reconsideration of the 212f refusal but you
-- must submit new application
-- pay a new application fee.

Absolutely unconscionable!
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So, lots of immigration policy news tonight, and unlike the bad days of the Trump administration, these announcements are worthy of a nuanced look. Here’s my two cents
🪙🪙 1/9:
First, it’s clear that the Biden team has smart, thoughtful people with deep expertise working on immigration policy. They understand that #immigration is not just a @DHSgov thing, and they’re willing to look at all facets of the issue in every agency 2/9.
Second, though folks like to say that Trump built an invisible wall, it was really more of an obstacle course. The goal, of course, was to make it impossible for anyone to come & stay here. Read Sarah Stillman’s excellent @newyorker piece for more 3/9:…
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I don’t know who needs to hear this but Trump officials shouldn't be able to rehabilitate their reputations just bc they resigned two weeks before his term is over or put out a milquetoast statement.

The media has a responsibility to name them as the violent enablers they are.
Mick Mulvaney was the architect of some of the worst parts of the Trump administration, including its willfully negligent #COVID19 response, and has been using his ties to Trump to raise money for his hedge fund.
John Kelly was the DHS Sec who first enforced Trump’s #MuslimBan and is on the board of a company that runs for-profit immigrant detention centers. All of a sudden he wants to decry Trump’s conduct toward “women and minorities”? Opportunism at its lowest.
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Joe Biden didn't beat Trump. It was grassroots resistance from anti-fascists, anarchists, abolitionists, and—above all—courageous members of targeted communities that stopped Trump.

Permit us to make our case in this thread—one small step towards a history of the Trump era.
When Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, it wasn’t Biden that blockaded the parade route and left a burning limousine as an emergency flare summoning people to action.
When Richard Spencer showed up at Trump’s inauguration to do media interviews—as if he was accepting power on behalf of the white supremacist movement in the US—it wasn’t Biden who made it absolutely clear that people wouldn't stand for it.…
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Someday someone’s going to write a well-received book that compiles the public statements top lawyers in this regime made and weighs them against the statements made when subject to Rule 11 in court pleadings and tell the story of the constant delta between those statements.
Im talking about political appointees who are also lawyers, defending the policies and saying things out of court, on the one hand, versus DOJ lawyers signing pleadings and lawyer who sign declarations, on the other.
You could spend an entire chapter on the lies federal courts have caught DHS in and documented and threatened to sanction them for. Judge Hatter. Hamama. The Massachusetts covid litigation. The Mesa Verde covid litigation. Fraihat. DACA. Ms. L.

So. Many. Habeas. Cases.
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Insultes, scandales, faux pas...

Le "worst of" de quatre ans de @realDonaldTrump à la Maison-Blanche, c'est #àdérouler

(on vous prévient, c'est long) ⤵️
En 2016, @realDonaldTrump devenait le 45ème président des États-Unis 🇺🇸

Parfois vulgaire, souvent anti-"politiquement correct", il compte depuis des dérapages à foison.
Florilège ⤵️…

#ElectionDay #Election2020
Il y a eu la tentaculaire affaire russe, ou #Russiagate 🇷🇺, ces soupçons de collusion avec la Russie pour perturber (et remporter) l’élection présidentielle 🇺🇸 de 2016 ⤵️…
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The #GOP has FAILED #America under #DonaldTrump. It all started with the #MuslimBan within DAYS of becoming #POTUS. Dismissing people outright based on their religion alone!? He denied it and in the same day called it a Muslim Ban on TV. How can we forget when he called all
Mexicans "rapists and murderers"? How can we forget that he called their desperate situation thay forced them to come here an "invasion"? How can we forget that a man heard those words spoken in El Paso, drove to El Paso, and shot up a @Walmart in El Paso by "coincidence". How
can we forget the fact that #COVID19 started infecting and killing the ENTIRE WORLD and #DonaldTrump called it a hoax. Be preferred to sit around coming up with racist names for the virus while it crept into the country. When he finally acknowledged it, he PUBLICLY asked Pence
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"In January 2017, President Trump issued the first Muslim Ban, a xenophobic policy that has inflicted irreparable harm on Muslims here at home and around the world, a policy that says to Muslims that they are not to be trusted. This is ... deeply untrue."
~ @RepJayapal

.@RepJerryNadler notes that because of the #MuslimBan, "our country's reputation as a beacon of hope has been forever tarnished" and says the #NOBANAct "will repeal these shameful bans and stop executive overreach"

"Disrespect and chaos is what this #MuslimBan is all about"
~ @RepJudyChu

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THREAD: Congress is voting on the #NoBanAct today in a chance to finally repeal the Muslim Ban. This is a historic moment - the first time a Muslim civil rights bill is being voted on.
"Today is historic, as the #NoBanAct is the first bill to pass the house that directly addresses Muslim civil rights. And we would not be here today without the courage of Muslims and allies across the country." @RepJayapal
From @RepJerryNadler of NY: “When the Trump administration introduced the first version of the [#MuslimBan], it was immediately apparent that it was unconstitutional, discriminatory, and morally reprehensive.”
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#DACA survives. Here's what everyone needs to know. (Thread)


The revocation of DACA was unlawful. But to be clear: this was *not* a decision upholding the constitutionality of DACA. And that underscores the 1st takeaway: Celebrate, but this is NOT over.
What was illegal about it? Bluntly: they screwed up. Trump, Miller, then-Secy Elaine Duke, then-AG Jeff Sessions, and later then-Secy Nielsen all thought they could simply cancel DACA and not have to show their math. The Supreme Court did not let them get away with it.
If a government agency puts forth a rule, it has to show its math.

Imagine a rule that all cars have to have either airbags or automatic seat belts as a secondary form of safety. Then the agency, showing its math, decides that automatic seat belts (remember those?) don't work.
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The US has the highest number of #COVID19 cases globally.

So instead of:

ℹ️Providing accurate information to the public.
😷Ensuring frontline workers have access to PPE.
🏥Mass producing ventilators.
🔬Scaling up testing.

The president announced an #ImmigrationBan

Because when the administration mishandles a crisis, immigrants become the scapegoat.

Racism, xenophobia & misinformation are used to enact anti-immigrant policies.

The impact? Immigrants disappear from their communities, families get separated & ppl die in detention centers.
All while the real crisis is left unaddressed.

There is 0 public health rationale for an #ImmigrationBan—especially b/c immigrants are crucial to the nation’s response to the pandemic.

Immigrants are disproportionately in frontline jobs at hospitals, grocery stores & farms.
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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Trump doesn't want people of color to become Americans. 🇺🇸 Connect the dots:
🗣️ Trump: "shithole countries"
💼 WH senior advisor Stephen Miller's explicit white nationalism
🚫 Muslim / African Ban
😢 Kids in cages
💰 Wealth test for immigrants
🗣️Trump: 'Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? We should have more people from places like Norway."…
🗣️Trump calls for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”…
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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@_SJPeace_ How do you feel about #tRump’s #MuslimBan that has put hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees at risk of return to #Syria, which has happened. I have friends in Lebanon who have a baby & toddler who have experienced terrible discrimination have lost their tiny, mouldy home.
@_SJPeace_ The husband was fired from his job 3 months ago along w/all other Syrians. They were 3 months $800 behind in rent & have been waiting for 6 years on @Refugees list. They are now out of their place, have no $$ to feed their children & are begging me to help them. 💔What do I say?
@_SJPeace_ @Refugees You have a voice that reaches a lot of people. They will listen to you. Would you consider being a voice a voice for displaced Syrians & #SyrianRefugees? I’ve followed you for a long time but don’t remember you discussing #Syria. #IdlibUnderFire
Syrian children are dying. 💔
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Thread. Unpacking the new expanded #travelban targeting most #immigrants from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Burma and Nigeria & nationals from Sudan and Tanzania seeking admission under the DV Lottery. 1/
#Immigrant is a term of art that applies to people seeking admission permanently. #Family is the primary way can qualify for an IV but only some relationships qualify (i.e., spouse of a US citizen). A person can also be sponsored by a US employer for an IV to fill labor needs. 2/
The #diversitylottery is a smaller but crucial #immigrant visa category to encourage immigration from low admission countries and enhance #diversity. Congress allocated 50K visas annually for this group. The new #travelban wipes out this option for nationals of all 6 countries. 3
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Here’s how the #TrumpAdministration likes to “celebrate" anniversaries and global days of recognition. A thread.
Last year on #WorldRefugeeDay, 6/20/19, a day internationally observed and dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world, CBP announced that they were at capacity + zero asylum seekers were processed at the San Ysidro POE.
This year on the one year anniversary of the human rights dumpster fire that is #MPP, @DHSgov decided to “celebrate” by proudly announcing that it was extending the class to include Brazilians. #MPP originally meant for Spanishing-speaking Central Americans has resulted in . .
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Trump administration just announced new immigration restrictions, just about 3 years after the #MuslimBan. It applies to: Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Eritrea, Sudan. Lots to unpack here, so keep reading.
4 out of 6 of these countries are in Africa. Trump has never wanted immigration from Africa, remember this remark about "shithole countries"? 4 of them are also majority Muslim, so there's def a pattern here.
The bulk of the restrictions apply to immigrant visas -- ppl from Nigeria, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan & Eritrea who would mostly be coming to unite w family in the U.S. can't do that anymore. As we've said before, these bans operate as #familyseparation policies.…
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White nationalists mourn the passing of their godfather, architect of the anti-immigrant movement, the guy who might as well have told Stephen Miller how to make America white again.

I've been fighting to unseal the #TantonPapers for 3 years. What don't they want us to see?
But there is some good news. Because Tanton died in July - the quarterly hate rag he launched called "The Social Contract" comes to an end.

That's one less white nationalist mouthpiece out there. Of course, one could argue it accomplished its purpose.
That being the creation of anti-immigrant language that Tanton Network people could use to push policies like the #MuslimBan, ramped up #ICERaids, criminalization of immigrants, #MPP, and the rest of the Hate Torrent spewing out of the White House.

Tanton Network infested it.
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Today was roller coaster.

Lost an asylum claim. Tried to help a mentally ill and sick client whose visa was denied. Then the 5th Circuit ACA ruling drops. Then elected officials parade around an authoritarian responsible for everything that happened since 9 AM.
But we kept pushing, preparing a new citizenship application, another 2 asylum cases (Nicaragua and Venezuela), a media opportunity, interviewing new and motivated interns.

The #Impeached president heading to a useless show trial parallels my day.

How do you keep on keeping on?
When the #MuslimBan was upheld, I found myself thinking about my grandfather. I wrote about him, and today I think I need to, again:
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#BREAKING @splcenter drops another bombshell report on Stephen Miller and his *extensive* connections with white nationalist hate group @CIS_org.

Why is this so important? Of course Stephen Miller is a white nationalist, right?…
Ramped up #ICERaids.
#TPS loss.
#DACA revocation.
#RemainInMexico protocols.
The #MuslimBan

Miller is often credited as architect of 45's immigration policies, but these policies didn't just appear in his mind overnight. He had lots of help, going back a long way.
The Center for Immigration Studies was founded by white nationalist/eugenicist John Tanton. If you follow me, you know I've been seeking to unseal the private #TantonPapers for 3 years.…
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1.Hindutva politicians incite mobs to destroy a place of worship belonging to a minority community
2. Hindutva politicians win elections on the back of spreading hate towards same minority
3. Senior Judges rubber stamp the original actions of the Hindutva Mobs

The worlds largest democracy has today exposed the dangerous faultlines with the whole concept of democracy. Thus, when dangerous demagogues exploit fear & prejudices of the majority voters, the lives and freedoms of minority communities are easily sacrificed
As we have witnessed with Trump's America, Brexit Britain, France, Italy, Austria etc etc, once a mob is incited, the supposedly decent elements of the majority communities become powerless.
#BabriMasjid #Brexit #Trump
#MuslimBan #Prevent #hijab #schedule7 #citizenship #GE2019
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EVERYONE needs to see this.

A wire map of white supremacy in the Trump administration on immigration.

Check out the link here:
If you've ever wondered, "Where do all these horrible policies come from?" like #KidsInCages, #MuslimBan, ramped up #ICERaids, #DACA revocation, etc - you might think the evil mind of Stephen Miller.

But Miller's no immigration guru. He's had a LOT of help.
Hover over the names. Read about the connections and you'll see: we're not fighting Trump or Miller.

We're fighting a *movement.* A defined, purposeful movement that thrives on a diet of white nationalism, deplorables, and bigotry.

And we're about 40 years behind them.
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