4th May 2018
Trump has said that the group of migrants who recently came from Central America to the United States symbolizes out-of-control immigration, lawlessness and violence towards the country. “Getting more dangerous. ‘Caravans’ coming,” he tweeted last month . This week, he continued: “The migrant ‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are.”
The facts are actually the opposite. Last year, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report, illegal cross-border migration was at its lowest level on record .
President Trump, of course, claims that this drop is the result of his policies. Consider this boast from a State of the Union address, that the administration had put “more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history” and had cut “illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years.” The problem with crediting Trump, however, is that this was the State of the Union delivered in February 2013 — and that the president making the speech was Barack Obama…
Via The Washington Post