The scary ideology behind Trump's immigration instincts - 2018-01-18
President Donald Trump's closing argument in the 2018 midterms was to vote Republican to save America from foreigners — an idea rooted in a fringe theory that whites are under siege, or "white genocide."
"It's like an invasion," Trump said last week, talking about Central American migrants walking north through Mexico. "They have violently overrun the Mexican border. You saw that two days ago. These are tough people, in many cases. A lot of young men, strong men. And a lot of men that maybe we don't want in our country."
In the midst of the debate over family separation earlier this year, Trump implied that his justification for his restrictionist ideology for even legal immigrants is to prevent the United States from enduring what's happening in Europe. There, he claims falsely, immigrants are bringing with them a wave of violence that's driving up the crime rate.