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Immigrant Rights

A Salvadoran writer busts the Trump myth of the tattooed immigrant threat

UCLA professor and LPPI expert Leisy J. Abrego says, “In media depictions we’re [immigrants] either victims or criminals, and we don’t have any agency of our own. That’s why books like Lovato’s are so important, because they start to capture the full humanity, the imperfections, but also the strategy, the agency, the collective work to change things. And the anger.”