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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.”
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The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German #president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
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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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I’m seeing a lot of mixed thoughts about the #SyriaStrikes. Most of them are incoherent and not very level-headed. Here is my humble attempt at the opposite.

War and bombs are not part of God’s vision for the Kingdom, but we live in the “already, not yet” /1
so there has to be a place for military might to be used appropriately. I believe that a military intervention in #Syria could bring stability back to the country, ending the killing of innocents and allowing refugees to return home to rebuild. /2
But, of course, real life is always more complicated than that. The struggling factions in Syria (ISIS, Assad, & rebels) have all used civilians as pawns or shields at one time or another. A successful western military intervention that ends the civil war and /3
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THREAD: Fact vs. Fiction: 10 things you need to know about the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions from @worldrelief Here are the facts. (See this thread for Fiction vs Fact 5 and 6) #RefugeesWelcome #Refugees
FICTION 5: The aim of U.S. refugee policy is for refugees to return home.

FACT 5: Of 22.5 million refugees, less than 1% have access to resettlement. In 2018, 1.2 million face extreme vulnerabilities or family reunification needs for which they are in need of resettlement.
FACT 5 (cont): Fewer than 200,000 resettlement slots are available annually. Refugee resettlement of a few is necessary for the successful local integration or return of the majority of refugees. Refugee resettlement relieves pressure on host communities and brings stability.
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🆘️#Minnesota AG Lori Swanson is suing the fed govt over a single❓on the 2020 census, a❓she argues will skew MN population #'s & cost #MNDFL everything from a seat in Congress 2 its share of fed💰Let that sink in❗
#CaravanOfIllegalls #Sharia #Somalis strib.mn/2Gv2KDQ
🆘️Not to mention #WeThePeople #taxpayer funded frivolous lawsuits #Minnesota #DeepStateHag continues to level against the fed govt😏 #DeepStatePanic #NoSharia #Disease #Drugs #Crime #CaravanOfIllegals=Caravan of #MNDFL voters for #Welfare #DL #VoterID👊
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Hello @ICEgov @CBPSanDiego @CBP there are 1500+ families, marching towards the border hopefully you are aware they plan on taking over, they think in large numbers they can’t be refused #BuildTheWall
The event is very well planned and funded sounds a bit like #sorosarmy though they have harmlessly named it a caravan #SanctuaryState #Takebackcalifornia
Call it whatever you want this is an invasion and they are headed right towards good old #SanctuaryState of California who is funding them? Do @AGBecerra @MayorOfLA @JerryBrownGov intend on letting all of them enter while our homeless crisis grows? @latimes
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Went to Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan today. Official population at 53,967, according to @UNHCR as of February 2018. All Syrian #refugees.

In many ways it was not what I expected.
First thing you notice is how remote the location is — some 100 kms east of Amman; 20 kms from Azraq town; 75 kms to Saudi Arabia; 255 kms to Iraq; and 90 kms to the Syrian border — from which its inhabitants fled.
At the same time, the harshness of the setting — a hardscrabble, sprawling 15 square km patch, scratched, etched and stretched out of endless rolling desert.

The perimeter was equally formidable, with security fencing, official patrols, check points and razor wire.
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: "while the Nkurunziza government has accused regional actors (aka #Rwanda) of meddling to fuel conflict in the country, these allegations have remained largely false."

It is now (very) safe to ignore @issafrica from credible knowledge sources on #Burundi
Let's recall this:
#Burundi has showed 35 pieces of evidence to the @_icglr accusing #Rwanda of fueling #BurundiCrisis,
The @_icglr is the same organ which investigated on #Rwanda's accusations against #Burundi, of hosting Interhamwe (No proof found)
However, #Rwanda conveniently refused to allow @_icglr to investigate #Burundi's claims (which, again, are already backed by 35 pieces of evidences.)
Apparently, this is enough for @priyal_singh & @issafrica to conclude that the claims are false.
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The UNHCR are offering shelter to refugees across the world. Most of those crisis are forgotten emergencies. 236,000 Congolese refugees have fled in Uganda so far. With @Refugees I visited a settlement there, got to meet some of them, and they all had stories to tell. #refugee
Sammy : now blind after he has been persecuted and tortured in Congo. Now lives in a small house in Rwamwanja (the refugee settlement) with his wife. Speaks with a soft voice. Told me he likes to take walks at dusk, because there's less stridence.
Ashaka : young, promising dancer. He told me that there's a sense of violent interruption when you have to flee - your life's suddenly shattered, and then all you can do is wait. He often meets with other teenagers at Rwamwanja's Youth Center for music workshops.
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