“Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here and saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here.”
His immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist, xenophobic, enforcement-only and divisive (i.e., “us-versus-them”) political positions.
“So I will be following up, and my guess is, they’re not documented. So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.”
My name is Aura Hernández. I am originally from Guatemala, and I have been in sanctuary since March 1 of this year as a result of the harsh immigration policies of Mr. Donald Trump.
The letter expressed concern for the arrest of the Spanish-language Memphis-based journalist from El Salvador, but stopped short of calling for his immediate release.
“As organizations advocating for press freedom, immigrant rights and racial justice, we are outraged by Durán’s arrest and detainment, which are in direct violation of the First Amendment.”