Context: (n) the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
If it is similar, is it the same?
For instance, if I buy a coat and it is a similar color of blue to another coat I have, is it the same?
But if we are discussing Jim Crow and the segregation of the black race in America in the mid-twentieth century, then an assertion that approaching immigration with a concern only placed on our Southern border and not our Northern border with Canada, might be so similar that it’s the same.
It’s all a matter of context.
And to determine context, we must understand the mindset of the speaker, the beliefs of the preacher, the politics of the Congressman and the motivations of all.