By Erik Galicia Lingering chemicals burned Isaiah Akin’s eyes as he walked through the halls of the United States’ Capitol, observing the fallout of the building’s first breach since the War of 1812. He was unsure if the stinging residue was a result of tear gas used by police or of some of the weaponry
By Jonathan Ramirez “Public charge” is a term historically used in a veil of racism to justify the restraint of immigration based on race or ethnicity. 137 years later, in 2019, we still use it. The term “public charge” was created during the Immigration Act of 1882 in order to add categories for inadmissible aliens.
“I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” This is a statement taken from the manifesto of Patrick Crusius minutes before he killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso. It is a statement that mirrors President Donald Trump’s ongoing blatantly racist rhetoric. Trump has referred