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As the immigrant population of California has increased, the incidence of crime has dropped

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President Trump doesn’t care much for facts, but they are real, and his idea that immigration causes crime is contrary to facts and—since the facts are readily available—also stupid (unless he is using immigrants as an “enemy” (as he uses Muslims) to frighten those who are ignorant of the facts so that they will regard him as a savior).

Here’s a chart Kevin Drum made, and here’s his explanation:

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I think it’s a danger to the nation that the president operates on false information and, in the case of his economic forecast, deliberately creates false information. The US is headed in a very bad direction: once reality is ignored, as the GOP has long ignored it (cf. climate change), things are off track.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 February 2017 at 12:26 pm

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