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Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

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Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as “criminals.” He has called them “rapists,” drug dealers, “animals” and “bad hombres” who “infest our country.”

Mary Bauer, Southern Poverty Law Center

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May 17, 2019 | He has claimed that immigrant gang members “take a young, beautiful girl, 16, 15 and others and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before they die.” 
Along the border, he has claimed without any evidence at all, that “[w]omen are tied up, with duct tape on their faces, put in the backs of vans.”

Trump deploys this dehumanizing language to justify his inhumane policies of caging children, shredding the asylum system in violation of the law, shattering families across America, incarcerating tens of thousands of law-abiding people in inhumane prisons, and more. 

But he is wrong.

https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/styles/splc_person_circle_small/public/leg_mary-bauer_07-23-18_mleland_01bw_web_0.jpg?itok=sJfwPfD8 / Mary Bauer: Deputy Legal Director, Immigrant Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

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Related:

12 Ways to Make Sense of the Complex Humanitarian Crisis Happening on the US-Mexico Border, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Tomgram: William deBuys, 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess
  • How to make a difficult situation awful.
  • Part 2: What's happening on U.S.-Mexico border is a complex humanitarian crisis
  • And, no, a 'big, beautiful wall' isn't going to solve the problem. 
  • Related: Special Report | US Immigration Policy: Cruel, Racist, In Decay

Related:

To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon, Jacinta Gonzalez, Truthout

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  • More than a decade has passed since the giant immigration rights protests of May Day, 2006, and activists now face the most toxic political climate yet faced by our generation. We need coordinated strategies that target the technologies created by companies like Microsoft and Amazon that are supporting Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) targeted attacks against our community.
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

 

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