The Trump administration on Wednesday was all about crime committed by undocumented immigrants.
President Donald Trump met at the White House with the victims of crimes perpetrated by undocumented immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security championed increased arrests, and the Department of Justice called for the passage of a law that would up the penalties for undocumented immigrants who attempt to reenter the country.
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The day’s events meshed well with Trump’s campaign rhetoric that illegal immigration was a public safety issue, with criminals “roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens,” as he put it in one campaign speech.
There’s one catch: There’s no evidence that undocumented immigrants commit more crime.
Trump has often drawn a connection between illegal immigration and violent crime. A handout provided by
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