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SPLC statement on migrants struck with tear gas at the border

U.S. authorities fired tear gas at migrants who were seeking asylum at the border from Mexico over the weekend, leaving children screaming and coughing.

The current crisis at the border is largely the creation of the Trump administration. They knowingly and willfully manufactured this crisis by implementing practices and policies that effectively ended our nation’s asylum program for many vulnerable individuals.

The horrific scenes from the past few days will only grow worse unless action is taken to bring common sense and humanity back to our approach to this situation.

Photo by Todd Bigelow