Trump cherry-picks examples of violent illegal immigrants to stir up his base, but the statistics tell a different story

“He began his presidential campaign by referring to undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists” who bring drugs and crime into the country” writes John Haltiwanger for President Donald Trump has repeatedly portrayed undocumented immigrants as dangerous, violent criminals who must be kept out of the US at all costs, but crime data tells a different story.We need the wall, we need our immigration laws changed, we need our border laws changed.”. Beyond the fact that experts say a border wall would do little to stop undocumented immigration, Trump’s rhetoric on this issue has completely ignored statistics that show native-born Americans commit crimes at a higher rate than undocumented immigrants.

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