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This article was originally published in OtherWords on April 07, 2021. You can access the original article here: https://otherwords.org/stop-calling-it-a-border-crisis/.

Rachel Pak, Tahirih Media Relations Associate, in an op-ed argues that calling what is happening at the southern border a ‘crisis’ is harmful rhetoric that dehumanizes immigrants and distracts from necessary policy solutions.

Pak states,

“We have an opportunity to improve our policies and better secure access to safety for immigrant survivors. But to get there, our approach must shift to one of compassion, reflecting humanity of people approaching the border.”

Read the full op-ed here on OtherWords