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1/ One of the worst parts of the proposed new DHS "public charge" rule would resurrect a 400-yr-old idea, punish lower-income immigrants, AND deliver a massive new giveaway to Wall Street.

Not seeing much out there on this piece right now, so here's what you need to know:
2/ The idea of a "public charge bond" goes back to the earliest colonial days. If someone coming over from Europe didn't seem like they would be able to support themselves, the ship's captain would have to put up a given amount of money to keep them off the dole or take them back
3/ As part of the "Passenger Cases," SCOTUS struck down the city of Boston's attempt to collect public charge bonds from ship captains as unconstitutional in 1849, finding that only the federal government had this kind of power. But it didn't actually exercise it until 1882.
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[1]As an Iranian-American, I see #TravelBan on Iranian citizens inhumane, however sometimes you have to make hard decisions and this time is one of them. Islamic regime doesn't cooperate with US govt, terrorist govt of Iran doesn't provide any info of anyone to U.S. govt unlike..
[2]...any other country. Second point: Visa is NOT a right. Visa is a gift. U.S. govt technically could ban anyone or any country to make sure American citizens and United States are safe. Iran is NO exception. I mean just look at Iran after 1979 radical-Islamist.....
[3]... revolution, I was not part of it, I was born 19 years after stupidest ever revolution but I'm paying the price, if you look at last 40 years almost any Iranian regime official chanted "death to America and Israel" and I know we have bunch of radical Shia Islamist called...
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Hundreds of Yemeni-Americans denied visas and stranded under the travel ban now have to choose: wait with little hope for a visa or return to a warzone. Many have already returned to war in Yemen. My report from Djibouti:
#travelban #yemen
I interviewed 14 Yemeni-American families - more than 50 people including children - and spoke to immigration lawyers, advocates, and community leaders who know hundreds more. The same feelings of shock, betrayal, and despair were echoed in every story.
Sixteen-year-old Hazem Al-Shawbi, who journeyed alone 15 days through four countries for a visa interview and the chance to join his father in North Carolina, wondered why Trump wouldn’t allow a young kid looking for a brighter future into the United States.
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Former State Department Legal Adviser—Harold Koh (@YaleLawSch @Yale)—on the Supreme Court's #TravelBan opinion

"Trump v. Hawaii: Korematsu’s Ghost and National Security Masquerades"

cross-posted with our friends @SCOTUSblog…
"Korematsu was overruled in the court of public opinion—through concerted action on many fronts—decades before the Roberts court belatedly pronounced it dead. To finally inter Korematsu’s ghost we will all need to keep resisting these new national-security masquerades"
Harold Koh
After SCOTUS loss, "litigants will surely seek out international fora...European countries will need to think hard about whether giving assistance in implementing the ban through air travel to the United States runs up against their responsibilities to respect religious freedom."
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Fifteen out of Nineteen 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.

Know why Saudi Arabia isn’t included on Trump’s #MuslimBan? This isn’t about terrorism. Trump has businesses there.

This is why the #EmolumentsClause exists. He’s continuing to profit off the presidency. Unchecked
Reminder: Trump brokered a $350 Billion Weapons deal to Saudi Arabia in May 2017

During that same visit, Ivanka, in attendance in an official capacity, received $100 Million “gift to a fund" from Saudi Arabia.
August ‘17: Saudi Arabia moved to dismiss the lawsuit against them holding them accountable for the 9/11 attacks.

Oct 2017: Trump’s SIL & senior adviser Jared Kushner took an unannounced visit to SA - his third trip in 2017.
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#SCOTUS delivered a monumentally intelligent and juridically logical decision but that would’ve been completely different had the wrong justices been appointed. There is no such thing as absolute truth. Our brave republic could go topsy-turvy in the flash of an instance.
What used to be mainstream media is now dead. What
were conventional political parties are on life-support. Everything is changing and the #DS and #ShadowGovernment are panicking. Behold the power of civilian and citizen journalism and enjoy your front row seat to #revolution.
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Chief Justice Roberts bristled at Justice Sotomayor’s comparison of his #TravelBan decision to Korematsu. Why? Because the truth hurts.
And some ways, this decision is even more shameful:…
Korematsu is dead, long live the new Korematsu:…
3/ “if Kennedy retires, his mixed legacy on civil liberties will end on a shameful note, denying voting rights and ignoring evidence of bad-faith religious discrimination. The majority seemed genuinely concerned with anti-religious bias in Masterpiece Cakeshop, but...”
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#SCOTUS ruled 5-4 to uphold the #TravelBan.

Many use “threat of terrorism” as justification.

But let’s look at the numbers. /thread
Countries that are affected by the #TravelBan:
- Syria
- Libya
- Iran
- Yemen
- Somalia

With enhanced restrictions on:
- North Korea
- Venezuela
[disclaimer: I have conflicting sources saying if Venezuela was still included or not. This bad has been redone so many times, Venezuela may or may not be included]
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1) SCOTUS Decision on the #TravelBan; 5-4. WIN.

Chief Justice Roberts delivers the opinion; interestingly, Gorsuch does not write a concurring opinion. Dude had been writing up a storm. Kennedy and Thomas both write concurring, Breyer and Sotomayor both file dissenting opinions
3) Held: "The President has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him under §1182(f) to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States." BOOM.
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We will just add these tweets to the "Coincidence Thread"

I'm here to tell you that these are not a coincidence & this is a just warning to repent. Places like Hawaii, California, Florida & NY have all but kicked God out.
I don't say these things out of fear, there is no fear in love
Hurricane Preparedness Week
2018 Hurricane Names that stuck out to me:
HIM = #Harvey #Irma #Maria
Remember Maria & Jose? Both are Spanish derivatives of Mary & Joseph #FujiwaraEffect #Sept23 #HurricanePrep #HurricaneStrong
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If Donald had a brain & wasn't terribly Islamophobe, he would pick @realZalmayMK (R) as the Secretary of State. Mr. Khalilzad was George W Bush's ambassador to Afghanistan/Iraq/UN. Unlike many W folks, he's less of a war hawk & knows the region more than most other Republicans.
The other day, I was listening to a @INTLSpyCast interview with @MicheleRigAssad-- an ex-CIA operator who talked about sexism within @CIA that how CIA would pick clueless white men for the Middle East missions over her who speaks Arabic fluently & studied the region for years.
One funny anecdote: @MicheleRigAssad mentioned how her Arab mother-in-law had difficulties to get a US visa at the time that both the mother-in-law's son & his wife were serving the US gov at the CIA. #TravelBan
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Lawyers who are new to Twitter, here are some best practices on composing tweets... /1
Stick with 2 or less hashtags per tweet. Hashtags are like search terms... people will see your tweet if they do a search of the hashtag.

For example, we have tweets that have used #helpthelawyers or #travelban. /2
If you want someone to see your tweet, tag them by including their @ name in your tweet. This makes your tweet appear in their notifications. /3
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I keep hearing 7.1+ & seeing Oaxaca
Just putting this here^…
I seem to have missed this one:…
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