Please Note: I originally wrote this in November of 2018 As people bemoan the abhorrent views of the Trump administration towards refugees and migrants, liberal democracies have always had abhorrent contradictions within them when it comes to refugees (and immigrants). On Sunday November 25th the United States— in an attempt to deny Central American migrants their legal right to claim asylum on its border—shut down the San Isidro port of entry for migrants, between San Diego and Tijuana. Migrants that still attempted to reach the U.S. border in order to lay their claims for asylum, were met with tear gas by heavily armed U.S. troops that were sent to act as an accompanying police force for U.S. border patrol. Not only was the tear…