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1/ As you may have read by now, the DOJ linked a hateful post on a well-known white supremacist website dedicated for decades almost entirely to xenophobia as recommended reading for 500+ US immigration judges.

How much does this suck? An investigation

2/ I've been checking in on VDare for years. It's about as openly hateful as openly neo-Nazi sites like Stormfront, the Daily Stormer, etc. No one who has spent any time in Immigrationland wouldn't know what it is & what it stands for. (Today's top headline for reference)
3/ DOJ's official explanation seems to infer that some outside contractor is responsible for getting these daily news briefs out based on keywords. OK. But why does this contractor's acceptable list of sources include at least one well-known hate site? And no human supervision?
4/ To be clear, any human literate in English who read this would immediately understand that it was not a legitimate news or opinion piece, and certainly not one IJs would want to read. Among other things, it's critical of IJs & uses "Lugenpresse"--one of Hitler's favorite words
5/ White supremacist VDare founder Peter Brimelow got his old pal David Frum to explain to us about how stupid we'd have to be to think "Kritarch"--a Hebrew word associated directly with Jewish judges--isn't a good word to use. Even just after the definitely-Nazi Lugenpresse"
6/ Remember that white supremacists are all about "hiding your power level"--a nerd-ass Dragon Ball Z reference for the anime Nazis--so as not to scare off the normies until they're ready to pull the mask off. Come for the race realism, stay for the Reich.
7/ An important part of this strategy is laughing at people who see what they're doing and gaslighting everyone else into believing that media are crying wolf. This tactic easily rewards foot soldiers happy to troll the libs while spreading the word & pulling in the curious
8/ The linked piece is white supremacist trash, I don't think that needs another tweet.

But it also hits another nerve: the #immigrationcourt union. DOJ is trying to decertify (or "desertify," per the master race types at VDare) and destroy it.

This is very, very bad.
9/ Immigration judges are lawyers employed by the DOJ in an administrative court, not judges in a judicial one. They are hired & fired at the whim of the Attorney General, & Jeff Sessions appointed a record number of them. What little independence they have is through their union
10/ Imagine getting an email from your employer suggesting you check out an extremist website's post about how much your union sucks and how it should be abolished.

This is exactly what every immigration judge in America received in their inbox today.
11/ This whole thing proves exactly *why* IJs need a union. They're already facing major impositions on their judicial independence & workload--including case quotas, something we're not talking about enough--from this admin. They shouldn't have to tolerate open racism too
CORRECTION: it's a Greek word, but one indelibly associated with Judaic history
12/ If you or I accidentally recommended a white nationalist hate post I think we'd want to swiftly condemn the site with an apology as quickl as possible. Not DOJ.

DOJ has no issue w/VDare, its message, or the post at issue. Couldn't be more obvious from this tepid statement
13/ If DOJ kills this union, we're going to start to see major turnover in the #immigrationcourts, even more fresh new Trump IJs, and less due process. They will become the one thing they should never be: the President's judges.

But what's the worst that could happen, right?
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