President Trump’s Administration leaves behind the legacy of increased and strict immigration policies that affected the Latino/x community. Throughout his four-year term serving as president, the primary news and social media postings surrounding the Latino/x community included but were not limited to the exponential influx of children in cages with foil blankets, stories of sterilization and hysterectomies, deprivation of asylum hearings despite eligibility, systematic separation of families, detention center overcrowding, unjust and protracted solitary confinement. Recently, there have been a variety of class-action lawsuits which seek to hold ICE and the detention centers which have committed certain mishandlings accountable for their poor humanitarian actions and treatment. Joe Biden’s winning campaign publicized his intentions to halt and overturn the problematic humanitarian treatment and overall policy that was carried out during the Trump administration.

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Nicole-Antoinette Urbina-Ruiz
Nicole-Antoinette is Wafi Media's Editor in Chief and a senior at McDaniel College. She will be graduating this Spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science specializing in International Studies. She also works at the McDaniel College Writing Center as an Associate Peer Tutor. Outside of her work with Wafi and college life, Nicole-Antoinette is an avid singer, runner and outspoken advocate for the Latine and immigrant community. Nicole-Antoinette is passionate about issues relating to immigration, human rights, social justice, and latino culture. She hopes to attend and earn a JD at law school in order to serve the immigrant community through her practice of law.