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Did you know #Turkey has a #BorderWall of 764-kilometer or (475-mile) among its border with #Syria? The project was finished in June 2018. It is made from Concrete and barb wire @charliekirk11 Build bridges not walls....
Some more pictures of the #BorderWall from #Turkey with #Syria.
This is the 3.1 billion euros of money what Europe gave to #Turkey back in the summer of 2015, to help and keep the #Refugees in Turkey. Meanwhile they keep living in plastic tents and mobile homes instead of building real homes with that money Europe gave them.
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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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1. My Predictions For 2019:
- #Macron will find it more & more difficult to hold onto power.
- #Merkel won't last until 2021 & her power will further decrease this year quarter by quarter.
- I expect that the #Brexit-Exit-date will be moved (most likely by 12 months).
2. My Predictions For 2019:
- The issues of mass-#migration (few real #refugees) will continue to haunt #Europe, especially #Germany & continue to put pressure on the GER #Groko-government (#CDU/#CSU & #SPD).
#Predictions2019 #Year2019
3. My Predictions For 2019:
- The trend of right parties gaining more power (2018: #Italy, #Austria, #Brazil) will continue: In #France #LePen (#FN) will benefit from #Macron losing power, in #Germany the #AfD will gain further support in Eastern Germany (tbc).
#Predictions2019
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I recently met with a desperate #Venezuela family about to overstay tourist visa. Dad (professional), mom (professional) and kid. Staying w/ relatives & desperate to find a way not to return to political threats, hunger, utter lack of services, including medical care...
Why me? I have #HumanRights background, a university job & #LatinAmerica experience. Basically bupkus in the terrordome politics of desperate people in Trumpland. But I bought them coffee (and a snowman cookie for a young 'un) and listened...
What separates me from them? Increasingly little. They were upper middle class and now scrounge for off the books manual labor. Would they be killed if they returned? Not immediately -- but slowly: no work, no food, no medicine, no hope. They've become #Refugees ...
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Earlier today, we were peacefully demonstrating at #BoxingDayTest, MCG to raise awareness about indefinite arbitrary detention of refugees by Australia and to support RISE's eX-detainees' campaign #SanctionAustralia. Victoria Police detained and banned us for 'disturbing peace'.
They took our IDs, and issued a ban to all of us.We question their motives for disrupted our snap action when we support eX-detainees' call for the complete shutdown of all detention centres run by Australia. #BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylumseekers #NY2019 #Chrismas2018
What made us 'disrupt the peace' when they are the ones disruptive to our peaceful demonstration in solidarity with refugees who are survivors of the abuses they face in Australian-run detention centre.

#BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylum #NY2019 #Christmas2018
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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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❗️1/2 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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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

ME:

*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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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame—
#TheNewColossus
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
#Refugees #AsylumSeekers
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips.
#AmericasPromise
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The Reichstag Warning ⚠️⚠️⚠️

By @TimothyDSnyder
THREAD ✔
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began.
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#Hitler, who had just been named head of a #government that was legally formed after the democratic #elections of the previous November, seized the opportunity to change the system. “There will be no mercy now,” he exulted. “Anyone standing in our way will be cut down.”
2/
The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German #president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
3/
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2. MORE RECENT: "Her catastrophic handling of her mutinous spy chief Hans-Georg #Maaßen — first promoting him, then reversing that decision — suggests she has lost a sense of perspective." #Merkel #EndTimes
3. "Days later, her own party, the conservative #CDU, turned against her. In a secret ballot on Wednesday, the #CDU’s lawmakers ousted #Merkel’s longtime ally Volker #Kauder and picked the lesser-known Ralph #Brinkhaus to lead the party’s parliamentary group." #EndTimes
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1/ What I saw in #Lesvos today was truly shocking. As another winter approaches, the situation for thousands of #refugees trapped in a dangerous and desperate limbo on the island is totally unsustainable
2/ Conditions in #Moria camp are appalling - a stain on the conscience of Europe. Almost 7,500 people are jammed into a camp with an official capacity of 3,100. There is a lack of sanitation, insufficient clean drinking water, streams of raw sewage and infestations of mice & rats
3/ Fatime, a woman who fled Afghanistan, told me that she does not feel safe in #Moria camp. “We spend twelve hours queuing for food. We came here to find protection and send our children to school. We didn’t come here to live in a jungle,” she said
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This should grieve us. It is a historic low for the US. We must hope that the ceiling of 30k could be reached, though doubtful w/this POTUS. Through this weekend just under 22,000 #refugees had arrived in US(only 2 weeks remain in 2018 fiscal year)
apnews.com/db40014c014b45…
Christians, this # is pathetic,while a call to resettle #refugees isn't biblically commanded a call to rescue & serve them is. A Lifeway survey shows only 12% of evangelicals' views on immigrants & refugees are shaped by scripture. Read this & change that bit.ly/BiblicalMandate
Proverbs 24:11-12, “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,...... #Refugees
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1/102-My story begins in 2016, when @realDonaldTrump's speech on Globalism, woke me to the corruption in our government:

PLS WATCH:

It's no longer Left vs Right, it's:

WEALTHY CRIMINALS = #Globalists #DeepState #NWO

VS

#WeThePeople = Patriots & @POTUS
2/102-I'm no expert on the #NWO & I don't expect you to take my word for this corruption. I'm simply a patriotic American, who's been wondering WTH is happening to our nation?

Which is why, as I listened to Trump's speech, it resonated w/me & I became curious enough to research.
3/102-In this thread, I'll share MY #RedPill journey... the questions I asked, answers I found & conclusions I've drawn. I'm not arrogant enough to think I know everything or that all my theories are correct. So I look forward to learning more from YOUR comments & links. #MAGA 🤓
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Anyone who missed the piece earlier on @BBCr4today about #refugees on #lesbos please know there are many thousands of people crammed in appalling conditions into a camp intended for 2000, violence, little sanitation, NGOs reporting conditions to authorities but nothing changes.
In Cox's Bazaar #refugee camp in Bangladesh for #Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar there are nearly a million people living in 26 Sq. Km. reliefweb.int/report/banglad…
One in four of the population of Lebanon is a Syrian #refugee. They are not in camps but living in limbo. 6 million people inside #Syria are Internally Displaced People (IDPs), forced to flee because of the conflict. 6 million more Syrians are refugees outside Syria
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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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🚨PLS WATCH & RETWEET🚨

This is the #WillieDillie video w/captions. 💔

Our laws will NOT keep us safe, if Is*lamists fill our streets. Their religion allows them to abuse non-believers. They are foot-soldiers for the Globalists. I'm adding more videos in the comments. #WalkAway
Globalist shills are working to hide what's happening in the EU, but they will NOT be silenced:

16yo German Girl Shares Her Fear:

Danish Woman Speaks About Park Attack:

Being Gay In The "New" Sweden:
Sha*ria Patrols in London:

Welfare = Jiz*ya or Ji*had Seekers Allowance:

French Girl Warns Us:

#ExMuslim Warns Us:

Is*lamists who want Sha*ria in UK:
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1st- So we can actually say the home office is not fit for its purpose!

2nd-Well v hav been saying this since a long time now!
Time to do something actually about it!
Why is everyone lying & misleading everyone!
#homeoffice
#TuesdayThoughts
#humanrights
#HostileEnvironment
HM #Inspectorate of #prisons -
found immigrants were being restrained for up to 17 hours.

#HostileEnvironment doesn't stop! Why can't we stop all this!
#BREAKING
#Immigrants are #human too.
independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
Around 20 #NHS staff in a letter told - Theresa May of their “great sorrow and shame” that “hostile environment” immigration policies which she initiated are leading to needless suffering and early death.

amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul…
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Hat eigentlich irgendjemand diesen historischen Augenblick bemerkt? Der Text des "#GlobalCompact for Save, Orderly and Regular Migration" ist fertig un.org/pga/72/wp-cont… ! 🎉
Er formuliert 23 Ziele für geregelte #Migration, und stellt die Menschen in den Mittelpunkt.
@UNHCR_de
Diese Ziele des #GlobalCompact für Flucht und Migration sollten ab sofort der Leitfaden für unsere Politiker sein!
Es geht um Menschenrechte und geregelte "gemischte Wanderungen" mit verlässlichen Regeln.
#SafePassage w/o #Pushback 23 Ziele aus dem Globalen Pakt für Flucht und Migration auf Seite 5 des PDF. Link weiter oben im Thread.
Für Familien, die fliehen mussten
- Bildung
- Sicherheit
- Arbeit
das soll der #GlobalCompact sicherstellen.
Die #WithRefugees Petition unterstützt diesen Prozess bis zur Ratifizierung im Dezember.
Noch nicht unterschrieben?
Hier geht's lang:
unhcr.org/withrefugees/d…
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#BREAKING Boat carrying migrants capsizes off northern Cyprus coast. 16 dead bodies recovered, 30 still missing. 101 rescued. Search for survivors ongoing near town of Yeni Erenköy / Yialusa off Karpasia peninsula #Refugees #Mediterranean
Turkish Cypriot Transport Minister Tolga Atakan says boat carrying up to 160 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean sea around 16 miles off the coast of northern Cyprus. Survivors rescued by the Turkish Cypriot emergency response teams taken to Turkey
Local sources say 105 people have been resued and 26 are still missing after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of northern Cyprus. At least 16 confirmed dead. Boat may have been carrying up to 160 Syrian refugees
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Let's discuss yesterday's polls and begin our discussion on youth entrepreneurship with #GEMChats

This is a thread.
In a summary report of an OECD and the European
Commission seminar in 2014 , two things were key points:

1. #unemployment was at 10.9% in 2013 and double for #youth : 23.4%

2. 45% of youth prefer self-employment to
#employment, whereas 37% of adults prefer self-employment.
In Malaysia, MIDF reports find youth unemployment to be high - hitting a record 10.8% last year, attributed to a skills mismatch.

This is a significant 40.5% of total unemployment in #Malaysia.

So what can be done?
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Asylum-seekers in Texas are currently being stopped by border patrol before they can ask for asylum. This policy, as well as the separation of asylum-seeking kids from parents, is a VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. From @TexasMonthly: texasmonthly.com/politics/immig… (h/t @_karenjgonzalez)
I've had several people ask, so here's an in-depth thread about how this new policy violates international law: In 1948, after World War II, the US and several other countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. un.org/en/universal-d…
After WWII, we as a country (including my grandfather, a WWII vet) felt we could never allow human rights to be violated as they had been under Hitler; they were concerned about the thousands of refugees in Europe as well as the millions of people slaughtered in the Holocaust.
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If you're following: #WhereAreTheChildren (children being LOST by ICE/DHS/HHS) and #KeepFamiliesTogether/#EndFamilySeparation (ICE/DHS separating families seeking asylum), it's a LOT of info to keep up with.

Here are some helpful articles/threads. Adding more as I find them.
👇
#WhereAreTheChildren
#KeepFamiliesTogether
#EndFamilySeparation
#WhereAreTheChildren
#KeepFamiliesTogether
#EndFamilySeparation
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