A walk to commemorate the Underground Railroad during Black History Month became an opportunity for refugee families to escape the United States.
An event to commemorate the Underground Railroad of the 1800’s showed how things haven’t changed much. As participants walked the routes taken by slaves as they escaped their American owners, they were joined by hundreds of refugees. The refugees who used the event and snowstorms as cover to cross the border were fearful of the anti-Muslim policies that President Trump and his supporters are implementing.
The refugees understand that the better times that Trump is bringing America back to is the 1800’s when white men were in complete control of the country. They are trying to get their families out while it is still safe for them.