Donald Trump and his enabler Republicans are trying to use the migrant caravan as the issue before American voters. Immigration is an issue that needs to be addressed by America, but not on falsehoods. The immigration issue should be focused on whether the caravan immigrants are “economic immigrants,” i.e. those looking to immigrate for economic reasons, or refugees, those fleeing violence or human rights violations. The distinction is important because different laws and national needs apply to the two different groups.
More important is that the migrant caravan is not a national threat to America, regardless of what conditions are applied to them. There is no proof that any of the immigrants in the caravan pose a terrorist threat to Americans and thus they are not a national threat.
But, for Trump and cohorts, the “national threat” label is important because fear mongering drives voters to the polls.
Unfortunately, the truth does not matter to the fear mongers.
The fact is that none of the mass murders or terror-based crime since 9/11 have been committed by undocumented immigrants or through the U.S.-México border.
As a matter of fact, last week was a very deadly week for Americans. In total, 14 Americans were murdered, two Blacks and the rest worshiping at a synagogue. Additionally, Americans across the nation, especially those vocally opposed to Donald Trump were terrorized with pipe-bombs. Two former presidents were among those that were terrorized. In total, 11 pipe-bombs were mailed to targets.
The important thing is that none of the three perpetrators in last week’s violence were from south of the border, or immigrants.
All were U.S. born and raised American citizens.
1. Cesar Sayoc, the pipe-bomber: born in Brooklyn, a registered Republican and a white supremacist. Starting on Monday, October 22, 2018 through his arrest on Friday, October 26, 2018, Sayoc sent 13 pipe bombs to prominent anti-Trump officials.
2. Gregory Bush on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, killed two Black individuals in Kroger store. The crime is being treated as a “hate crime” by officials.
3. Robert Bowers: On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Bowers allegedly killed 11 individuals worshiping in a synagogue. He was an active member of a white supremacist social media site and a fervent anti-immigrant. Bowers blamed his victims for the immigrant caravan making its way through México.
As you can clearly see, none of these individuals are from south of the border or immigrants.
Stop demonizing the immigrants in the caravan as a danger to America.
If you want to discuss, immigration, do so on facts and not on the lies of a threat to America.