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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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THREAD: Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the US gov is legally responsible for the #MentalHealth trauma that Trump’s #FamilySeparation policy inflicted on thousands of migrant families at the US/Mexico border.… (1/9)
This groundbreaking ruling recognizes that the Trump Admin knowingly put families in danger & is obligated to provide a solution. #MentalHealth svcs are a step on the path to healing for kids & parents who were torn apart simply for seeking safety. #FamiliesBelongTogether (2/9)
It’s also critical that we don’t forget the millions of children--the vast majority of whom are US citizens--who are increasingly vulnerable to or have already been separated from their parents due to ICE enforcement in our own communities. #FamiliesBelongTogether #NoRaids (3/9)
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The *Happy Firday* #BadImmigrationDecision trend continues. This week it is courtesy of BIA with Matter of C-A-S-D

Although its a 209c & Matter of Jean decision, don't be fooled in thinking it is a limited scope, so no biggy.
1/ It is the BIA's first take on "Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship” and "Exercise of Discretion" in the context of an application for relief by a non-citizen with criminal record after AG Barr dropped Matter of Castillo-Perez ... and you guessed it it ain't pretty.
2/ The BIA analysis is sweeping so it will apply to EVERY 42B cancellation of removal application even where criminal record is not present. It basically eliminates eligibility for many cases in which medical hardship to qualifying relative is at issue & narrows Matter of Monreal
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The #PublicCharge rule was stayed (for now) & is huge relief but in nitty-gritty of immigration cases happening away from twitter-sphere, injunction is of little coseq. Last FRI I got email from OPLA atty on upcoming 42B merits w/ “I don’t see the credit reports 4 Respts?” WTF!?!
It has nothing to do with cancellation of removal eligibility or meeting the burden of proof to get #immigration relief requested. But you see, Credit Score was one of the things introduced into immigration adjudications by the #PublicCharge rule. 1/
A confession is in order. I my 19 yrs practicing immigr I have never submitted Credit Reports/Scores in cancellation cases bc those are often not pretty. It has very little to do w issues at bar but everything to do on how debt & debt collection affect vulnerable populations. 2/
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another Friday, another terrible Trump policy stopped by the only adult branch of government we have left

lol die mad
Congrats to @MaketheRoadNY @CCharitiesUSA and all of the many attorneys and advocates who made this happen, and my sincere thanks for giving me my weekend back
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Working late again thanks to two awful Trump #immigration policies: #PublicCharge rule (scheduled to kick in on Tues) & the end of #TPSElSalvador in Jan.

We'd already been trying to get as many #TPS holders to residency as possible, & this new deadline has us all scrambling.
#EastBoston, #Chelsea, & #Revere are home to one of the East Coast's largest Salvadoran populations. We know from our clients & weekly visits to the consulate that reality is starting to hit: Thousands of my neighbors will begin 2020 by losing the status they've held for 18+ yrs
We have been able to process many of them for advance parole, a special travel permit which will allow those with immediate relatives who are US citizens or relatives to re-enter lawfully and qualify for residency. It's getting to be too late for those who haven't.
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We knew this was coming, but there's nothing like seeing a bad idea go from a new regulation to the actual implementing forms to really make it real.

The courts just can't kill this #PublicCharge nonsense fast enough

This new form is 18 pages, and will in many cases require as much (or more) work than the rest of the package. I hate it so much
Not on the new #PublicCharge form, for some reason:

--# bankruptcies you've had
--how many loans you've arranged with the NYC mob
--names of contractors you've ripped off, with $$ amounts
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🚨🚨@MigrationPolicy has crunched the numbers: New Trump proclamation banning entry of would-be green card holders who can’t prove they’ll have health insurance coverage within 30 days could exclude 2/3 of future immigrants 1/5
34% of recent (<3 years in US) adults with green cards lack health insurance
Another 31% have publicly funded or subsidized insurance that wouldn't meet Trump proclamation test: Medicaid, or insurance purchased through an ACA exchange eligible for subsidies or tax credits 2/5
The share of intending immigrants who'll struggle to prove they can get insurance within 30 days could be even higher than our estimate that 65% wouldn’t surmount hurdle, since it can take time for people to identify a health insurance plan or find a job offering insurance 3/5
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Statue of Liberty. A thread.

Legal immigrants who are applying for permanent residency do not qualify for or use public assistance programs such as TANF, SNAP or Section 8 Housing.

This is a ploy to rile up right-wing voters and mislead them to believe they do. Let me explain.
The proposed #PublicChargeRule that is about go into effect can be found here:…

It applies to people seeking adjustment of status from a visa status such as a work visa (for example like H1B). To adjust status you have to have a sponsor is most cases.
The most common forms of status from which you would apply for permanent residency are as follows:

A.Sponsorship by a family member such as a Permanent Resident or US Citizen spouse or adult US Citizen Child, or an adult US Citizen sibling.
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My new report showing how the #PublicCharge rule will negatively impact undocumented immigrants and their families… 1\
Before diving into the data, much attention has been paid to how the #PublicCharge rule will affect future flows into the U.S. Less attention has been paid to how the rule will affect undocumented immigrants who want to adjust their immigration status 2\
DHS wrote a section about #PublicCharge and undocumented immigrants who wanted to legalize under IRCA in 1986. If #PublicCharge is a backdoor to decreasing legal immigration, it is also a barrier to undocumented immigrants attempting to adjust their status 3\
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The Trump Administration's new #PublicCharge rule is cruel, immoral, and mean-spirited. It prevents hardworking, low-income taxpayers who are here legally from using or even applying for programs that they qualify for.
This will have a devastating impact on thousands of families in #Massachusetts. Let's be clear here: there is already a public charge rule on the books. The only goal of this dramatic expansion is to tell families they're not welcome unless they are wealthy and white.
Think about this: Trump's own @DHSgov said this change could result in “worse outcomes, including increased prevalence of obesity and malnutrition, especially for pregnant or breastfeeding women”, and “increased rates of poverty and housing instability.”
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This #publiccharge policy is going to hurt millions of the most vulnerable people in the country. That is, of course, the entire point. From the perspective of the work I do as a scholar--and from a personal standpoint--it's a dismal development (1/n).…
Public charge is a bit "in the weeds" for people who don't spend a ton of time thinking about what social policy looks like for the most marginalized, so here is a quick summary from the article linked above (2/n):
This is a devastating direction for social policy for more reasons than I have time to list. Chief among the risks is a "chilling effect." If even the appearance of material need is a basis for denying status, then the safest course of action is to avoid asking for anything (3/n)
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The #PublicCharge rule out today may:
🔸Cause immigrants & their US-born kids to withdraw in big numbers from public benefit programs for which they are eligible
🔸Dramatically change future legal immigration flows
🔸Shift policy on access to benefits…
Among other things, the rule gives the administration enormous discretion to deny admission to intending immigrants with incomes or financial assets below 250 percent of the poverty line (about $62,000 for a family of four)
This could significantly reshape immigration from Asia, Latin America & Africa.

We took a look at recent immigrants to see the shares with incomes below 250% of federal poverty ⬇️
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BREAKING: Days after mass shooting, inspired by anti-immigrant hate speech & white supremacy, Trump admin finalizes #publiccharge anti-immigrant rule - historically used to enforce white supremacy.

Rule will go into effect in 60 days from now.

The Trump public charge rule on its face is an elitist push to tell immigrants that they must achieve the American dream somewhere else before they can come here.

It favors wealth over family in determining who can come and stay here.
It punishes immigrants for the low-wages their employers pay & is license to discriminate against ppl w/disabilities/health conditions.

This is VAST departure from status quo. Public charge currently means institutionalization at gov's expense or subsisting on public cash assist
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#BREAKING: new #publiccharge rule is out from #Trump admin.

SNAP, Medicaid and housing vouchers will now be taken into consideration.

Here’s that graph👇…
The new rule "redefines the term 'public charge' to mean an alien who receives one or more designated public benefits for more than 12 months in the aggregate within any 36-month period (such that, for instance, receipt of two benefits in one month counts as two months)."
New definition of “public benefit” to include:

-cash benefits for income maintenance
-most forms of Medicaid
-Sec 8 Housing Assistance (Housing Choice Voucher)
-Sec 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
-certain other forms of subsidized housing
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It’s official. Trump has published his radical #publiccharge rule in the federal register.

Now it’s up to to us to generate thousands and thousands of comments to #protectfamilies

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.@amprog statement…
The public charge rule is nothing more than an elitist and discriminatory wealth test that will hurt people regardless of their immigration status.
As @inclusionist has detailed, DHS acknowledges IN THE 400+ PAGE PROPOSED RULE that its policy would increase poverty and housing insecurity, reduce educational attainment, and have negative effects on businesses and charities.
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🛎RED ALERT🛎Trump just unilaterally expanded his powers to attack immigrants & working families w/new #publiccharge rule

This is Trump at his worst:
❌ Rigging system for the rich
❌Emboldening white supremacists
❌Separating families
❌Cutting kids healthcare

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What is public charge? For a summary, read this thread: ), but basically, it's an arcane policy from 1892 (originally designed to keep out Irish Catholics), Today, the rule excludes immigrants likely to rely on govt for subsistence. 2/
What does Trump’s rule do?

It RADICALLY expands the existing rule to essentially make being (or being related to) a working-class immigrant a reason to fear for yourself and your family.

You can read all 447 hate-filled pages here:… 3/
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