With the rapid spread of communication tools enabling a free-form flow of ideas and opinions, the American public is perhaps more vocal now than at any other time in history. When these public opinions are parlayed into political discourse, the rhetoric can feel emotionally charged and heated. The latest long-running issue reaching this precipitous slope of loud, often-times incomplete and mechanistic outrage is immigration reform, or in this case, a general lack thereof. Over 321 protests took place over the July 19 weekend, with protesters citing that an estimated 55,000 children have entered the United States illegally since the spring. According to protest organizers, this is “the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government’s failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders.”

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