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16 Dec, 7 tweets, 2 min read
🚨 While the election results have been a respite for many, in its final weeks the Trump Admin is still hell-bent on destroying the U.S. asylum system.

5 dangerous regulatory changes are set to go into effect on Jan 11, 2021.
The changes would, among other things, do the following: 🔽

1⃣Require all asylum apps be filed within 15 days of an asylum seeker’s first court hearing.
2⃣Assess a filing fee for all asylum apps, for the 1st time in U.S. history with no opportunity for a waiver of the fee.
3⃣Place onerous burdens on asylum seekers to ensure their apps are accepted by the immigration court, including permitting outright rejection of applications that do not conform to specific form-filling instructions and providing limited opportunity to remedy errors.
4⃣Change the role of the immigration judge from a neutral arbiter to one that can enter its own evidence into an asylum seeker’s case regardless of the parties’ position on that evidence, and permitting an immigration judge to deny asylum apps w/o considering any evidence.
5⃣Shift the burden from the gov't to the asylum seeker to prove certain elements of asylum applications, and to ensure evidence is admitted in court.

6⃣Narrow the definition of torture, and the scope of protection under the Convention Against Torture.
7⃣Limit the types of harms that can make one eligible for asylum, essentially prejudging claims, and ruling out claims based on domestic violence, LGBTQ persecution, and harms committed by transnational criminal organizations
We hope and expect for @JoeBiden to take bold executive action to rollback the impact of ALL of these regulations in the first days of his administration.

#DontLookAway. Not now. Not then.

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23 Nov
🚨 BREAKING: @AliMayorkas will be the new Secretary of @DHSgov.

Leading this department will be no easy task, but we hope that as the 1st Latinx & someone who has advocated for immigrant rights, he'll change the direction of DHS once and for all.
Mayorkas played a crucial role in the creation of #DACA as the Director of USCIS under the Obama Admin.

We look forward to the immediate expansion of the program AND the dismantling of the detention and deportation machine that was created under Obama and expanded by Trump.
@DHSgov is a department that was built in the wake of 9/11 to protect the U.S. from terrorists — only for it to now be used to terrorize immigrants.

The new Biden admin must recognize this and immediately change course.
Read 5 tweets
23 Oct
Can someone explain who is "very well" taken care of and where these "very clean" detention centers are?

We're confused. 👇🏽 #Debates2020

Read 5 tweets
21 Oct
Our advocacy chief @jacobsoboroff is live now with @jacobsoboroff discussing our new podcast "Homeland Insecurity"

Listen live now: instagram.com/jacobsoboroff/…
@jacobsoboroff "The podcast talks about the truth about DHS. Things are not as simple as they seem. People associate the deterioration of the immigration policy as just Trump, but the Democrats are not free of guilt too. You guys are not shy about talking about that."
You can listen to new episodes of the podcast here: homelandinsecuritypodcast.com
Read 16 tweets
12 Oct
If you were shocked by this video, if you shared it, if you learned something from it, even if you're only watching it for the first time now...

ICE is trying to deport 100+ African immigrants TONIGHT.
Sharing these injustices is not enough.

After using torture to force many of them to sign their own deportation orders, ICE is using fake documents to conduct a mass deportation of Black immigrants in the next 24 hours.

Most of them Cameroonian.

In case you didn't know: The violent conflict that erupted in the northwest & southwest regions of Cameroon in 2016 has killed thousands and displaced more than 679,000 so far.

Returning these folks in mass is a death sentence. Many will be killed by their own gov't upon return.
Read 11 tweets
26 Sep
We are extremely concerned about President Trump's nominee. Amy Coney Barrett is not good news for immigrants. She is publicly supported by the Center for Immigration Studies, a Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-immigrant hate group.

Keep reading 👇🏾
Judge Barrett was the only member of a 3 judge panel who voted to uphold the harmful “public charge rule” that prohibits many immigrants from accessing the benefits for which they are income eligible — even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This nomination sends a clear message that our government doesn’t care. It is up to us to continue RBG’s fight and protect her legacy and the future of this country.
Read 4 tweets
26 Sep
URGENT: More family separation happening at the border. This time our client, a vulnerable 15 yr old girl how came to the US as an infant, was taken by @CBP after arresting her aunt at a hospital. She was taken after surgery & tested positive for COVID-19.
The minor was taken to Edinburg hospital because of pain caused by a gallbladder stone. She was accompanied by her aunt. Someone notified CBP about them. They showed up at the hospital and took her aunt. The minor was then left alone.
Shortly after, she was transported in an ambulance to the San Antonio hospital with agents following them while the parents were not present. The hospital called the parents to say she was going to be transferred to San Antonio to have surgery.
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