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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is a writer based in New Haven. Her first book, Undocumented America, comes out in May.

On Being a Pest

I’ve spent a lot of time online trying to find out whether Stephen Miller, architect of this administration’s most inhumane immigration policies, has a dog. He’s likely behind the dehumanizing language Trump has used to describe undocumented immigrants—as animals—but to use “animal” as an insult reveals a lot about our species’ relationship to other living things—we maim, shoot, skin, and rape animals for our pleasure. I don’t know, I just kind of wanted to know if Stephen Miller had a dog.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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