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The article “Why Do We Hate Immigrants?” by Kevin Powell mentions the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting in Texas and the detention of immigrants in the US. 

The 2019 El Paso mass shooting (ll. 32-34) refers to a gunman who killed 23 people and injured 23 others in a supermarket in Texas, US. The gunman was a white supremacist with declared anti-immigrant views. He wrote an anti-Hispanic manifesto, which he posted online before the shooting (l. 34). His manifesto claims that the increasing number of Hispanic immigrants would lead to a cultural replacement and to a Democrat-controlled America. Some argued that the extremist ideas expressed in the gunman’s manifesto were similar to US President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. This ...

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