Trump Administration Exaggerated Immigrant Threats to Justify Raids / by Timothy Bakken


It recently came to light that during a February immigration raid, the Department of Homeland Security did not only target those with serious criminal records or people who are otherwise threats to the U.S. Rather, then-DHS Secretary John Kelly worked hard to shape the narrative that would be told to the public to give the impression that only dangerous criminal immigrants were arrested when in fact the raid swept up mainly immigrants with no criminal records whatsoever. This example is only one of many similar raids during 2017, but it shows that the Trump administration is falsely labelling all undocumented immigrants as threats.

Timothy R. Bakken