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Denounce Racist Attacks

RECEIVED Thu., July 18, 2019

Dear Editor,
    “Send her back!” 
    At Trump’s recent rally, his supporters relished in chanting that Rep. Ilhan Omar – the first Somali-American legislator in the United States and a naturalized citizen – should go back to her home country. The racist chant, which ignores the dedication of the immigrant community and so many naturalized citizens, shows the divide Mr. Trump hopes to create within our country. 
    “Send her back!”
    The chants are effective. They’re small clock-ticks that strike just often enough to make sure that the listener stays on political schedule. 
    “Send her back!” 
    The public understands the message you hope to send with your chant, Mr. Trump. But we need not accept it. Now more than ever, we need to denounce these attacks aimed at our colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family members. By celebrating diversity in our communities, we can make sure that our schools, neighborhoods, and businesses continue to thrive. 
Natalie Holzaepfel
CEO & Founder of Aliro Immigration
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