Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, March 17, 2017

President Trump has wasted no time in cracking down on immigration. He pledged to build a wall, hire 15,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol agents and speedily deport millions of undocumented immigrants. He justified these actions by claiming that immigrants regularly flout the "rule of law and pose a threat." In his first speech to Congress, he directed the Department of Homeland Security to create a new office -- Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or Voice -- dedicated to helping victims of crimes perpetrated by "removable aliens."

I am an immigrant and an American citizen, and, as a philanthropist, have supported migrants all over the world for more than 30 years. Based on my experience and the facts, the president's approach to immigrants is just wrong -- and a new round of court injunctions against Mr. Trump's latest proposed travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries suggests many in the federal judiciary agree.

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It does nothing to make America safer, while whipping up emotions against immigrants that have translated into an alarming surge in hate incidents all across our nation. My heart goes out to the victims of violence, whatever the source. But in the name of protecting the population from a relatively minor source of concern, he is branding all immigrants as criminals.

Contrary to Mr. Trump's claims, immigrants commit significantly less crime than native-born citizens. This has been borne out in study after study, using a wide range of methodologies, dating back decades. According to the nonpartisan American Immigration Council, the percentage of the population that is foreign-born grew to 13.1 percent from 7.9 percent between 1990 and 2013. F.B.I. data shows that the violent crime rate dropped 48 percent during that time and today remains near historic lows. A recent study by the Journal on Ethnicity in Criminal Justice shows that immigrants actually drive down crime rates in the neighborhoods where they live.

But targeting immigrants and minorities with false and prejudicial rhetoric, as Mr. Trump has done during the campaign and in the early weeks of his presidency, has spurred a surge in hate acts against them.

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If right wing Trump supporters cared about America and true American values one tenth as much as George Soros they would be ashamed at the hatred spewing from the White House. But they are not.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-17 12:06 PM | Reply

Soros is a far better human that little d, but I don't think factual arguments will work against the weaponized hate of the right.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-17 12:11 PM | Reply

Bored: I agree with you. But I think that is part of the point. Factual arguments are useless with Trump supporters. They don't care about facts. They don't care about truth. Really all they know is that they don't like Mexicans and Muslims and Trump says he will do something about it.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-17 12:15 PM | Reply

"They don't care about truth. Really all they know is that they don't like Mexicans and Muslims and Trump says he will do something about it."

And most of them don't even know any Muslims or Mexicans. I don't see them with signs like "deport my maid," or "deport my gardener."

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-17 12:34 PM | Reply

Soros conveniently omits that he bankrolls any number of organizations who go on window breaking and car burning sprees.

Remember that Soros makes his money by manipulating currency. He bets for or against a currency and then spends less money than he plans on earning trying to alter the value of the currency he's betting on. The man is not an altruist. His "philanthropy" is money he is spending trying to influence the value of the US Dollar.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-17 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

#5

How do any of your numerous deflections lessen Soros's message?

It doesn't.

You're a sad shill.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#6 and you're a sucker for believing he is saying without an ulterior motive. Barnum was right.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-17 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

His "ulterior motive" is most likely attempting to get Donnie impeached.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 01:05 PM | Reply

Remember that Trump makes his money by manipulating fools.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-17 01:24 PM | Reply

#9

Yea. But. Donnie is a Republican. He gets a pass.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 01:27 PM | Reply

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Soros conveniently omits that he bankrolls any number of organizations who go on window breaking and car burning sprees.

Remember that Soros makes his money by manipulating currency. He bets for or against a currency and then spends less money than he plans on earning trying to alter the value of the currency he's betting on. The man is not an altruist. His "philanthropy" is money he is spending trying to influence the value of the US Dollar.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-17 12:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

They are only pretending to believe that an admitted, unrepetentant Nazi collaborator is the only person in history to become a billionaire by being a nice guy.

They aren't dupes, they are hacks. Once you realize that they don't actually care if the crap they are slinging at you has any basis in reality or not, their behavior actually makes more sense.

#11 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-17 01:40 PM | Reply

Soros is a rich scumbag manipulator who feeds off of others misfortune - Panama Papers reveal George Soros' deep money ties to secretive weapons, intel investment firm

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-17 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

hey, look! it's a bird! it's a plane! its "left of chomsky man"! lol

#13 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-17 02:35 PM | Reply

-an admitted, unrepetentant Nazi collaborator

Same lie, different thread.

www.drudge.com

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-17 02:44 PM | Reply

Same lie, different thread.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-17 02:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

So stop lying, Fool.

Anyone can Google it. He admitted to working for the Nazis and feeling no guilt about it now. Any decent person who worked as a Nazi lackey for any amount of time under any circumstances would regret it later. He does not. Because like you, he's not a decent person.

#15 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-17 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Same lie, different thread.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-17 03:32 PM | Reply

I am (shockingly) with Corky on this, if Soros' birth certificate is correct he was 9 when WWII started and 14 when it ended in the European Theatre, just by age alone at best he was "corroborating" by pretending he wasn't Jewish.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-17 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sorry, phone autocorrect error, should be "collaborating".

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-17 04:01 PM | Reply

And let's pretend it is true. It was 60+ years ago. Do we really brand a person for life for actions taken when they were children?

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-17 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I thought Soros was raised by a man that helped the Nazi's confiscate Jewish property and Soros (Swartz) helped him in that task.

#20 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-03-17 06:00 PM | Reply

Soros is a convicted felon POS

#21 | Posted by blake914 at 2017-03-18 10:05 AM | Reply

- pretending he wasn't Jewish.

Is collaborating with Nazis?

That's ludicrous.

Remind me never to hire you.

#22 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-18 02:09 PM | Reply

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