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Leia 🇺🇸✨ @TheSWPrincess
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The Trump admin is using Central & South American #Immigrants as scapegoats to drum up fear & xenophobia in their base, which is primarily white, and terrified at the idea of white people no longer being the majority in the US. 1/7 #BorderWall
Since his campaign kickoff, Trump had demonized Latino immigrants as violent criminals.

This gives bigots and #whitesupremacists (public & closeted) incentive to vote GOP to MAGA, which is code for "make America white again". 2/7
It's legal to present yourself at a border crossing point to apply for #asylum, so Customs & Border Patrol make it difficult to do so.

#AsylumSeekers are forced to wait for weeks in squalid conditions. Desperation builds. 3/7
After a months long journey, lack of food, water, medical care, and waiting in awful conditions, desperation drives some to cross illegally. 4/7
The Trump admin's scapegoating & inhumane policies have created this border crisis.

Forcing migrants to stay in Mexico while their asylum applications are processed will make the situation worse and cause tension and problems with Mexico. 5/7
The extreme poverty, corruption & violence migrants are fleeing is a humanitarian crisis which requires a cooperative effort by nations in a position to help.

Forcing people into purgatory is not the answer.

Neither is firing teargas into Mexico. 6/7
Trump ran on a platform of hate - he can't win without it (or voter suppression, gerrymandering, and Russian interference).

It's crucial that the press and informed citizens stay on top of the facts and share them. #FreePress #TRUTHWINS
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