"Tear Down This Wall"

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If you seek peace,
if you seek prosperity...
if you seek liberalization:
Come here to this gate! ...
Open this gate!...
Tear down this wall!
    -Ronald Reagan

Tuesday's a pretty busy day for me, so I won't be able to write too much, today.  Still, I wanted to draw people's attention to the winners of the Reform Institute's "Design Your Portion of the Border Fence Campaign".  Except for maybe the person who won the "Passion Prize" and a paid internship at the Reform Institute, all of the winners put forth what I interpret to be pro-migrant messages.  I have to say I was especially please with the first place winner, who played on concepts very familiar to the pro-migrant community.

I don't know how I felt about the contest. I had heard about it before. I felt like contributing would have acknowledged or legitimized the construction of a border wall along the southern U.S. border.

I think it would make more sense support the strong grassroots activism against the construction of the wall. For example, Latina Lista is reporting that Texas residents may have found a law that predates U.S. / Mexico border that could stop the construction. Marisa has been doing some excellent reporting on this.

Either way the pro-migrant messages of this contest can be considered an important online victory where anti-migrant forces are usually so strong.  That's all I got for today.

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