"There is nothing new about Trump’s claims: Since before the 2016 election, he has blamed the United States’ supposedly “open borders” for the deaths of innocent Americans. That’s why we must build his border wall, he says, and deport them all. But Trump’s threatening words, with their thinly veiled racism, only draw attention to this administration’s rapid erosion of civil rights. They are meant to instill fear in the public, while advancing a false narrative about immigration and what it means to be American."
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