This is my edited response just now to a friend request from a person who is a Facebook friend of an amazing individual I know.
When I checked her page, I found that she chose to highlight a single murder by an undocumented person, a case which was shamelessly exploited by the terrible man who currently sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I’m sharing this here as my own way of setting boundaries on Facebook when dealing with political issues that, to me, are beyond what is acceptable.
This approach is not for everyone, but this is what my conscience allows me to do.
I just thought I would share this, not to show off in any way, but maybe it will help someone respond to such a person. I hope so. Here it is:
“God bless you and I wish you only good things, but I long ago decided that I need to do everything possible to protect my spirit by not arguing or interacting at all when possible with persons who target undocumented people.”
“So as a result, and seeing your decision to post, and therefore highlight in 2016 the tragic murder in California by an undocumented person above all other murders in our country, at a time, 2016, when we were about to elect a truly evil man to the presidency who was highlighting this very case at that very time – for this reason alone, I respectfully would prefer not to confirm your friend request.”
“I have absolutely nothing against you personally, but I insist on positivity in my life for myself and my many, MANY cherished friends and loved ones who are not documented.”
“I wish you nothing but the best in your life. Take care and stay safe.”