The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
Study after study shows that undocumented immigrants are far less violent than those born in the United States.
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On Monday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to attack the caravan of migrants traveling towards the U.S.-Mexico border. In his post, he used an all-too-common fear tactic—linking immigrants with criminal activity.
“Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border,” Trump wrote. “Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!”