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Sep 27 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Ahead of tonight's #GOPDebate, advocates and experts raise concerns about the dangers of normalizing rhetoric associated with the great replacement conspiracy theory, like describing migrants and asylum seekers as an “invasion.” bit.ly/3RCMJ1Q
"The media has an obligation not only to avoid normalizing this dangerous rhetoric, but to actively call it out for what it is: anti-immigrant, antisemitic, and racist lies that have fueled a cycle of extremist violence." @amyspitalnick @theJCPA
Jul 18 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
Pushing children back into the Rio Grande? Horrific details of relentless dehumanization of immigrants
"My state, through direct orders from Texas DPS, is now pushing small children and nursing babies back into the Rio Grande, where deployed razor wire and buoys have already increased the likelihood of drownings." - @_mariocarrillo_
May 23 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
HAPPENING NOW: Florida experts and advocates highlight the implications of Gov. Ron DeSantis’s agenda for Florida communities, the economy and the rest of the nation.
Follow along for updates 🧵⬇️
.@tomaskenn starts things off by saying that Florida legislation no longer functions as its own body, but works for Gov. DeSantis
May 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The death of 8-year-old Ana is a tragic reminder why children do not belong in detention
“It is atrocious that yet another family has to mourn their child because of our collective inability to fix our broken immigration system. Our hearts are with her family, and tens of thousands of other families whose pursuit of a better life ends in tragedy." - @vcardenasDC
Mar 10 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
Why @POTUS approach to “downplay or defuse” on immigration is wrong for the U.S. economy and his 2024 re-election: bit.ly/3mKtuWy
"Creating a modern immigration system that works for America and the American economy is a strength to be embraced, not an issue to ‘downplay or defuse’." - @douglasrivlin
Mar 9 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
The fierce blowback to the Biden administration’s potential reinstatement of family detention - fresh off the condemnation and analysis of their recently announced asylum ban - raises questions about their larger vision, motivations, and assessments.
"America has always been a magnet for immigrants from all over the world throughout our history, not just the last two years, but for hundreds of years. Immigration has made our country what it is today." - @vcardenasDC
Mar 8 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Today, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee held another immigration and border-focused hearing, the 6th in the first 6 weeks of the GOP’s majority - and Republicans are STILL refusing to condemn white nationalist conspiracies.
"Denouncing white supremacy should not be a difficult task for our elected leaders. Blatantly refusing to do so is a searing indictment of where the Republican Party is at." - @ZacharyAMueller
Mar 8 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Leading Democrats, experts, and advocates have been universal in condemning the news that the Biden Administration is considering reinstating family detention.
"Detention of families with children is not a plan, it is a loathsome tactic that won’t modernize our immigration system or help manage people seeking safety through our asylum system." - @douglasrivlin
Mar 8 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Today, the Republican House majority will hold its 6th congressional hearing in 6 weeks, ostensibly about the border, but instead of talking about real solutions and needed immigration reforms, some Rs will likely use the hearing to amplify white nationalist conspiracies.
.@RepRaskin & @OversightDems asked Republicans to sign a bipartisan letter condemning white nationalism in all its forms, including the Great Replacement Theory.
The GOP escalates attack against inclusive, multiracial democracy in America
"The GOP’s relentless, scorched earth nativism is a core part of this story - from their ongoing efforts to end asylum & America’s proud commitment as a beacon of liberty to their reliance on white nativist conspiracies, such as ‘invasion’ & ‘replacement theory’." - @vcardenasDC
May 5, 2022 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
This week's leaked Supreme Court decision to overturn #RoeVWade underscores a reality that extends beyond abortion rights: Republicans are increasingly relying on the judiciary to advance an extreme, counter-majoritarian agenda on immigration
"We are moving quickly down a very slippery slope. As I’ve said before, the anti-immigrant judicial pipeline has been constructed by a very radical minority in the GOP to literally bypass the will of the majority of the American people." - @DavidLeopold
Feb 10, 2022 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
"Jim Lamon’s ad is not funny, it’s dangerous. Lamon’s ad has the Arizona Republican candidate for Senator firing a gun at characters depicting President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Mark Kelly." - @FrankSharry
"The ad depicts violence against elected leaders and should be taken down immediately. It should be denounced by one and all, especially by his fellow Republicans." - @FrankSharry
Feb 10, 2022 • 7 tweets • 6 min read
HAPPENING NOW: Impacted Cameroonians and advocates will gather on a call to highlight the serious harm and human rights abuses experienced by Cameroonians denied asylum and deported by the United States.
Florida Republican’s immigration bill crashes into an extreme anti-immigrant GOP
"Every few years, Republicans from purple districts introduce immigration bills that are designed for politics and optics, not as a good faith effort to broker a bipartisan breakthrough." - @vcardenasDC
Feb 8, 2022 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
"Forgive us for not jumping up and down at this 'news'." - @vcardenasDC in response to South Florida Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar's introduction of “The Dignity Act"
"Two problems: First, her bill is full of bad ideas based on Republican messaging: like build-the-wall, gut asylum and more border patrol." - @vcardenasDC
Feb 8, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Why a modern immigration policy is good for the economy and the country: bit.ly/3oBHCzB
"America needs a modern immigration policy that welcomes new immigrants and legalizes undocumented workers." - @douglasrivlin
Oct 26, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Immigration reform is back in the news. The demand for legislative action this year continues to grow. It’s up to Democrats to use their majority to deliver for people who are Americans in all but paperwork. bit.ly/3jDazsD
"Undocumented immigrants strengthen our communities, have risked their lives to keep us safe and fed during the pandemic, and are our friends, family and neighbors. But our outdated and dysfunctional immigration system hasn’t been updated in 35 years." - @FrankSharry
Oct 25, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The deadly consequences of normalizing the racist “Replacement” theory: bit.ly/3b5xSql
"Conservative media figures and a growing number of Republican elected officials are normalizing and advancing a radical and racist conspiracy theory that has motivated unhinged followers to kill innocent people." - @FrankSharry
Jun 3, 2021 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
HAPPENING NOW: Press Call with Immigrant Advocates and Potential TPS Holders Call on Administration for Central America TPS Designations
.@oachacon61, Executive Director of @ALIANZAAMERICAS will be moderating the press call to urge the Biden administration to act swiftly on TPS designations for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
Jun 2, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
PSA: @JohnCornyn is infamous within the immigration policy world for always talking a good game about passing immigration reform even though he has spent the last decade blocking any meaningful legislation. #CornynCon
Read more: bit.ly/3igiw70
Cornyn is a key player in the continued failure to pass immigration reform because of his repeated history of voting against many legislative attempts, such as the 2010 Dream Act.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is playing political games with vulnerable kids bit.ly/3pfKNfF
"Our priority must be to ensure the safety of every child that is seeking asylum or refuge. Gov. Abbott’s priority is his own political career. Clearly, Abbott doesn’t care about the well-being of asylum-seeking children." - @_mariocarrillo_