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Right wing media foster a stereotype of our immigrants as a bunch of rapists and murderers. Angry, bitter, mostly old white men and women buy into that stereotype and are fear mongered into treating the immigrants as a mob of rapists and murderers.

In fact, undocumented immigrants have a lower rate of violent crime overall than citizens as evidenced by numerous studies conducted throughout the years. For a brief summary:

Right wing media and Trump combat the evidence by politicizing crimes by immigrants and fear mongering their base.

The result?

The real mob, Trump's base, is incented to pursue policies that cause great harm to large numbers of human beings who are fleeing violence in search of a better life in a country that was once associated with liberty and opportunity.

You can no longer reach the angry, bitter, mostly old white men and women who have been fear mongered into posting from the darkness of their basements, but you can shine the light of truth on their posts every now and then.
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