Trump stokes fear on immigration to drum up Republican votes

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Opinion

November 6, 2018 - 3:48 PM

We’re not sure why, but President Donald Trump has worked this election cycle to see that Americans should feel very afraid of immigrants.

From coast to coast, Mr. Trump has been casting immigrants as our biggest threat by saying, despite proof to the contrary, that those without documentation commit a preponderance of crimes once they make their way here. The truth, however, is that native-born Americans overwhelmingly commit the bulk of crimes, according to recent studies by the Cato Institute and another by Michael Light and Arthur Miller published in the periodical Criminology.

But Mr. Trump isn’t keen on facts.

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