90 Miles From Tyranny : Media, Judges Use ‘Growing Violence’ Myth to Push Mass Illegal Immigration

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Media, Judges Use ‘Growing Violence’ Myth to Push Mass Illegal Immigration

Many families allegedly fleeing Central American crime are placed by U.S. authorities in equally dangerous cities such as Baltimore and Newark

President Donald Trump’s latest setback in dealing with the ongoing surge of parent and minor aliens at our southern border shows the level of power and distortion wrought on the immigration debate by the New York-Washington media axis.

Los Angeles-based U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed the Justice Department’s request last week to alter the Flores consent decree, stopping, in effect, the Trump administration from regaining the ability to detain illegal-alien family units pending their removal hearings.

Without citing any data, Gee stated in her ruling that growing violence and a “fear of death” back home pushes family units to come to the U.S. illegally — not, as Department of Justice attorneys claimed, the loophole that releases them into U.S. communities, post-apprehension.

That this “growing violence” narrative could be used to justify a court ruling with wide implications for America’s security and sovereignty is indeed scary because, as a simple fact-check shows, that narrative is 100 percent, flat-out wrong.

Secretary Nielsen calls out 'fake news'

When apprehension rates of family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) hit surge levels in 2014, “fleeing violence” in Central America immediately became the go-to explanation for major media outlets.

Tellingly, the assertion was never accompanied by statistics showing increasing murder rates in the Central American countries in question: El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala (aka the Northern Triangle). The reason is obvious — it wasn’t increasing.

Actual Northern Triangle murder figures, taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, show rates dropping, not increasing, going into the...
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