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Only Criminal Aliens: How Trump’s Attempts to Deport Religious Leaders Says Differently

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Last month, I saw a tweet by Trump (2019), which said, “The Democrats do not want us to detain, or send back, criminal aliens! This is a brand new demand. Crazy!”
My face felt hot and the pit of my stomach clenched. Before I realized it, I typed a reply, trying my hardest to remain calm and comprehensible. I mustered up as much levelheadedness as I could and responded:
I’m going to say 1 thing. There’s a pastor in my denomination on a work visa, trying to support his daughter who has a disability, being deported. Not a dangerous criminal. Here legally. No warning. Just a letter giving him 30 days. Don’t say it’s criminals-It’s discrimination. (Rivera, 2019).
I followed up with another tweet once the story hit the media:
Please tell me again how @realDonaldTrump only wants to deport dangerous criminals. I know Pastor Mallqui personally. He’s more an asset to this country than many U.S. Citizens and government officials I know. And his health challen…