Uvalde shooter Salvador Ramos was NOT an illegal immigrant: Racist claims slammed online

The 18-year-old gunman killed 19 school students and two school staff after opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas


                            Uvalde shooter Salvador Ramos was NOT an illegal immigrant: Racist claims slammed online
The death toll at present has risen to 22, with at least 19 children killed (Robb Elementary/Facebook and (salv8dor_/Instagram)
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UVALDE, TEXAS: A tweet suggesting that Salvador Ramos was an illegal immigrant has been slammed online. Ramos was an 18-year-old person who was responsible for opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, that took the lives of 19 students, a teacher, and a school employee.

The teenager had first murdered his grandmother before heading to the school around 11.32 am while carrying two assault rifles. However, responding officers eventually shot him down. After the horrifying incident, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement that read: “Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School.”

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The tragedy has attracted worldwide attention with many taking to Twitter to express their thoughts and concerns. One such Twitter account – Code of Vets ™ – shared that “Pray for the victims, families and community. The killer was Salvador Ramos 18 years old. Did he cross the border illegally? Our nation has a serious national security crisis evolving. God help us🙏🏽.” The post seemed to hint that Ramos was not US-born and had entered the country unlawfully.

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But the tweet received a lot of backlash for making such baseless claims with a user saying, “Because of his last name you think he came illegally please 🙄 so that’s what my fellow Vets think of me then.” The second user shared a list of earlier mass shootings in the US between 1982-2022 while writing: “Yeah ok.” “Is this the first thing that came to your mind?  How can you advocate for POC veterans and say something like this?  That is so unChristian-like,” the third one noted.

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Opinion writer Skylar Baker-Jordan tweeted: “Siri, show me a racist tweet.” A person said, “You know…you can have a Latino name and still be born in the U.S.” Another person stated: “As one vet to another, I think it's inappropriate for you to make statements that can be construed as political from your non-profit account.” “You’re more worried about people crossing the border than children and teachers dying somewhere where they should be safe. 🤦🏾‍♂️” a tweet read.

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Another tweet firing at Code of Vets ™ said, “I'm sorry but the thought of how he got to this country, should not matter. I came to this country illegally, I became a resident and then enlisted. I went to Afghanistan and fought for this country and became a citizen. So am I a bad guy because of how I got here?” “Dear god, please pray for whoever thinks that this is an immigration issue when it CLEARLY is a mass shooting issue. Did the shooter die because he wasn’t white? How easily did he get the weapon? Our nation has several issues. God help us all. In Jebus name we pray,” another tweet added.

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