No, I hadn't.
Bad people come in all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and legal status, yet Fox News shines a spotlight on every crime, great or small, committed by an illegal immigrant as though they were engaged in a crime spree.
Thanks to that policy, and the conspiracy theories, like "Pizza-gate", we have white nationalists committing mass murder with assault rifles.
That said, we do need comprehensive immigration reform, but the debate can't be driven by the immigrant hysteria created by the GOP, and politically motivated websites and commentators.
We have a whole lot of problems to resolve, but immigrants, illegal or otherwise, aren't to blame for those problems. Lawmakers who aren't addressing and finding solutions for those problems are to blame.
When incompetent leaders need someone to blame, they often target immigrants because they're one of the groups that are least able to defend themselves, and because humans have a natural propensity to fear anything, or anyone, that they perceive as being different than themselves.
It's an old and effective tactic that's been used by incompetent and corrupt leaders since the beginning of civilization.
In my opinion, the Country needs honest and competent leaders, not scapegoats.
That's a path to ruin.
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