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MSNBC Cuts Off Trump Immigration Event To Fact Check His Lies

immigrants. We will continue to monitor that for you. Of course their stories are indeed tragic. Losing a loved one is a horrible thing. The consistent narrative from that president is that many of the migrants crossing the border overall are dangerous criminals threatening the safety of America. And the U.S. Customs and border protections own statistics so that simply is not true. Let’s look at the real numbers. There were a total of 415,191 apprehensions fiscal year 2017. They were 7,531 criminal aliens arrested. Of those three — three, were convicted of homicide or man more than 4,000 were convicted for illegal entry or reentry. Mostly, that’s a misdemeanor. And to be completely clear, the cbp defines criminal aliens as aliens who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. Or abroad prior to interdiction by the U.S. Border patrol and does not include convictions for conduct that is not deemed criminal by the United States. There is more. Four academic studies also show that trump’s rhetoric suggesting that undocumented immigrants are more likely to break the law is flat out wrong. A crimologist at the university of Wisconsin mead son said increased undocumented immigration since 1990 has not increased violent crime over that same period a. 2015 study in Texas specifically found, quote, the homicide conviction rate for illegal immigrants was 25% below that of native born Americans in the state. For sexual assault, 11.5% below that. And for larsny, 79% below people born in this country. Now, we knew all of this before trump’s policy to separate parents from their children at the border, saying it was a matter of national security. Again, in no way are we minimizing the tragic stories of victims. Because it is truly horrible. But the president’s use of these stories to paint migrants overall as mostly dangerous murderers and rapists and to use them to defend his policy of


  1. Jesus F.
    Jesus F. June 22, 2018


  2. Francesca King
    Francesca King June 22, 2018

    Thank you for sharing the truth! ☺

  3. Jorn Navarre
    Jorn Navarre June 24, 2018

    Typical Trump lies that the deplorables gobble up like candy, Gawd damn that camera operator was drunk tho' !!

  4. Lola Bella
    Lola Bella June 24, 2018

    Excellent report. As an immigrant myself, I appreciate your diligent and professional journalism. Thank you in the name of truth, justice, and decency. God bless you all.

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