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Adam Isacson
I run 's Defense Oversight Program. Security, defense, borders, and conflict resolution. Tweets are mine—not necessarily WOLA's consensus view.
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Adam Isacson Mar 24
Replying to @CNN
Great now you’ve ruined “golden light” for me forever, thanks
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Adam Isacson Mar 24
Many events happening in Washington this week. You might want to clone yourself on Tuesday.
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Adam Isacson Mar 23
This chart always takes my breath away. Numbers are down lately, though, in part because the number of migrants _who want to avoid capture_ is still at "historic lows."
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Adam Isacson Mar 23
Replying to @adam_wola
Another view of the asylum-seeker data. Mexico had nearly as many requests in the first 2 months of 2019 as in all of 2016. We're hearing about similar rates of increase (though smaller overall, and more Nicaraguans) in Costa Rica and Panama. It's not just the U.S.
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Adam Isacson Mar 23
Stunning. Please share this with anyone who says the flood of families at the border is "scammers" exploiting a "loophole" to get into the US. —a country that's never had mass immigration—is seeing a similarly vertiginous rise in asylum-seekers. The exodus is generalized.
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Adam Isacson Mar 22
No resolution of “Remain in Mexico” after hearing today. Useful thread here:
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Adam Isacson Mar 22
Looking forward to hosting Oxford U.'s here at WOLA for an April 1 discussion of 's borderlands—the subject of her new book based on >600 field interviews.
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Adam Isacson Mar 22
Don't know whether to be shocked, or just relieved, that this "readout" of the DHS secretary's Texas trip doesn't mention the thousands of asylum-seeking families arriving in Texas.
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Adam Isacson Mar 22
An unsustainable situation. We know how to fix this in the medium/long term: port of entry capacity, family case monitoring, reform immigration courts, help Central America. In the short term: manage it without cruelty/deterrence, which don't work anyway.
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Adam Isacson Mar 22
Will 's Congress reject President Duque's partial veto of the peace accords' transitional justice system? attempts a vote count. The big swing vote is the Cambio Radical party, which tends to side with the highest bidder. Link:
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Adam Isacson Mar 21
Because of “unplanned/unbudgeted” costs like Trump's border deployment, "Marines will not participate in planned training exercises in Indonesia, Scotland and Mongolia, and will reduce participation in joint exercises with Australia and South Korea."
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Jo-Marie Burt Mar 21
Thanks for taking time to talk with me about efforts by sectors of the economic, political & military elite to restore impunity for war crimes in — the same folks who sought to shut down , prevent from running for president, etc.
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Adam Isacson Mar 21
You can't fence off the "no-man's lands" between wall and border. And that means you can't fence off two-thirds-plus of today's undocumented migrants: kids/parents waiting to get apprehended.
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Adam Isacson Mar 21
Another great podcast: this time on the madness in , with
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Adam Isacson Mar 20
"Late on December 23, 2018, my wife and I were wrapping Christmas gifts when I received a text message that ICE was dumping dozens of migrant families in downtown El Paso. It couldn't be." From this report's great introduction:
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Adam Isacson Mar 20
Replying to @J_Morgenstein
I guess the best answer is “it’s 2019.”
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Adam Isacson Mar 20
Should give pause to those pushing to renew spraying of "Round Up Ultra" in coca-growing zones. "The case was only the second of some 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to go to trial in the United States."
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Adam Isacson Mar 20
150,000: the estimate that 2 former deputy assistant secretaries of defense have now given for the # of troops a US intervention in Venezuela would require: * testimony last week: * column yesterday:
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Adam Isacson Mar 19
Replying to @pboogaard
Hard to say. It's going to be a heavy spring, hard to predict after that. The two countries have different dynamics. (Guatemalan migrants, for instance, tend to be more rural.) El Salvador meanwhile has fallen off dramatically. (Some say it's a more "mature" migration flow.)
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Adam Isacson Mar 19
* Population of and : 26,170,000 * Guatemalan and Honduran parents and children apprehended at the US-Mexico border October-February: 137,411 That's one out of every 190 citizens of those two countries, in 5 months.
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