15:42 GMT12 August 2020
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    About ten days prior to tweeting about the fundraiser to help Samaniego, the actress slammed a crowdfunding campaign looking to help build a wall along the United States’ southern border; the fundraiser was launched by a triple amputee air Force veteran.

    Hollywood celebrity Alyssa Milano has recently found herself on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism on social media after she attempted to promote a fundraiser for Eduardo Samaniego, an undocumented migrant and immigration rights activist who is currently being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

    The situation was further exacerbated by the fact that less than two weeks earlier, Milano slammed a fundraiser looking to help cover the cost of Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. 

    “Oh, yes! Let's #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool,” she tweeted, even though the man who launched the campaign, Brian Kolfage, is a triple amputee and a US Air Force (USAF) veteran – a fact which did not escape the attention of many.

    Others took a dim view of Milano’s attempts to aid Samaniego.

    A number of people also were quick to remind Milano of another fundraising campaign she apparently overlooked: a memorial fund for Ronil Singh, a police officer who was shot dead by an “illegal immigrant”.


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