About Me: Olivia Verni

immigration-reform-rally-in-los-angeles_5_1.jpgHi! My name is Olivia, and I am a sophomore Government and Politics and Public Relations double major, minoring in Spanish. I am interested in learning about how government and social media overlap, and how citizens are socialized by the media they consume.There is not doubt that social media, specifically Twitter, has played a large role in this past election cycle. It seems that now, more than ever, there are more politically polarized accounts on social media sites, which has sparked quite a few feuds in the online world.

Donald Trump’s recent immigration ban is not only an attack on the basic principles of freedom and equality that America was built on, but also turns it’s back on everything engraved at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of hope and light for immigrants. America is a nation built on immigrants, but we as a society somehow forget that and look past the fact that had it not been for immigrants, most of us would not be here.

To me, the above picture is a perfect response to people that are against open boarders. Without immigrants from earlier eras, we would not have so many things that we have today. Immigrants and people from different cultures help us to learn, grow, and think about how the other side lives, and deserve the chance at a life outside of war torn and corrupt countries.

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