Camouflaged white nationalists Exhibit 843: @JoeGuzzardi19. This guy writes for @PFIRorg (yeah: Progressives for Immigration Reform) a Tanton-Network front group.

The usual drivel: "Haitians are coming, and Afghans too, what will we do? Remember in '22!"…
What's funny - or sad - is this article came with this Bible verse: Image
What about these commandments, Joe?

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19:34
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2

You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 10:19
Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
Deuteronomy 27:19

Love does no wrong to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:10
"...Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.
Hebrews 13:1-3
You see, @PFIRorg is a group founded by John Tanton, a white nationalist, eugenicist, and puppeteer of the anti-immigrant movement.

He created a sophisticated web of lies, pandering to fear of the stranger while weaponizing religion against them.
Which is the opposite of what most religions teach: to show compassion. Yet it doesn't stop these racists from using religion just like the KKK did.

See this creepy "Immigration Reformer's Prayer" pleading with God to close the floodgates by one of Tanton's peons, Otis Graham: ImageImage
I'm saying this on #IndigenousPeoplesDay because I find it disgustingly hypocritical for these pretenders to cry about the "damage that massive immigration brings to 'our' society" when that society was built on the genocide of those already here and the enslavement of others.

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10 Oct
The anti-immigrant movement should really be called the deportation movement. that's what they're really about.

Think about how different the discourse would be if we were arguing about how to let people in instead of how to keep - and kick - them out.
Nearly seventy years ago, the Supreme Court described deportation as "a drastic punishment, and at times equivalent to banishment or exile." Finding the stakes to be high, it refused to read laws resulting in deportation broadly.
Since then, Congress has passed increasingly broad deportation laws. Long-term immigrants are deported for minor infractions to countries they never knew. Others who flee persecution are deported to their deaths. The machine sweeps up even some US citizens and immigrant veterans.
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3 Oct
We immigration lawyers have become desensitized to the struggles of our clients.

This is not to say we don't feel for them. We do. But it doesn't shock us.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of people still ask questions like, "Why can't they come legally?"
So here are some things our clients commonly face that most people may not realize.

Remember, these aren't isolated examples.

These are the rules, not the exceptions.
"My mom is dying of cancer and I can't go home to be with her."

Why? The 10 year bar to reentry, introduced by the most Draconian immigration legislation from 1996: IIRIRA.
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30 Sep

Just won another major milestone in the quest to unseal the #TantonPapers. If you're just getting here, some background:…
After our win in the Michigan Supreme Court and remand back to the Court of Claims, the University filed a motion to dismiss. This morning, it was denied.

The University's principal argument since the beginning was that the gift agreement between Tanton and UM served to insulate the sealed papers from FOIA.

Today, they lost that argument.
Read 10 tweets
10 Sep
Who is the anti-immigrant movement?

It's time to pull off their masks. My colleague @MarkPotok with @C4ARR put together profiles of key players in this network.

They're the reason we're in this mess.
1. Dan Stein

President of Tanton flagship @FAIRImmigration and faithful acolyte of John Tanton, racist architect of the movement.

Wants to bring back racial quotas into immigration.
Thinks Latinos and Muslims are a threat to American identity.
2. Mark Krikorian

ED of @CIS_org, the Tanton "think tank."

Virulent Islamophobe and white nationalist sympathizer.
Pushes racist agenda under academic guise.
Thinks immigrant children should be sent to Guantánamo.

Read 10 tweets
1 Sep
I've seen a lot of ink over the last two weeks attempting to explain the Taliban's lightning takeover of this beautiful country. Biden botched the withdrawal. Afghans are tribal. The Taliban wouldn't have been able to if they weren't popular. Pakistan enabled them.
I won't opine on the accuracy of these statements. People a lot smarter than I can duke it out. My calling is to help the traumatized and voiceless and take their stories to lawmakers to give them a voice. Same I did in Tijuana and Texas and at Dulles during the Muslim Ban.
I went to Dulles again on Sunday night when I found out a young Afghan had been detained there for nearly 3 days. No lawyer, no info. We dutifully filed our G-28's even though they're routinely ignored by CBP. (I've seen this movie before. A lot.)
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26 Aug
I spent the morning today visiting the processing center for Afghan evacuees outside Dulles Airport.

Several agencies were there: USAID, FEMA, the Army, and of course the State Department.
2000 more are expected today. More are coming.

Most are paroled into the US, with very unofficial documents clearly hastily created.

There are some US citizens, green card holders, and those with approved immigrant visas and Special Immigrant Visas (given to translators/allies)
And a lot of mixed status families.

There is very tight security (I only got in because I was connected to one of the other volunteer orgs.)

I'm told that once they leave, they're given the choice to go to a military base where there is legal support.
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