A number of TV networks have put a ban on a campaign ad telling the truth about the criminal “migrant caravans” headed toward the U.S. including the formerly conservative Fox News.
The ad has been deemed “racist” by the liberal establishment.
The video features Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers. In the video Bracamontes laughs about killing the cops and says that when he gets out he will kill more.
The video actually aired during Saturday Night Football last weekend.
Here is the ad, you can make up your own mind:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
But as Breitbart News noted:
In an official statement, the Department of Homeland confirmed the basic premise of the ad — which is that there are dangerous individuals in the caravan. Nearly 300 migrants in the caravan are known convicts and gang members, including child sex abusers, Breitbart News’ Bob Price wrote over the weekend.
DHS’ full statement on the migrant caravan:
We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route. In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership. Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female. Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan. We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be prepared to defend our border and enforce our laws to protect the citizens of our country.
Breitbart News added:
Homeland Security, citing Mexican ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez has said some of the migrants marching toward the U.S. border with Mexico are “very violent.” “Unfortunately, some of the people in the caravan have been very violent against authority, even though they have offered the possibility of entering in compliance with immigration law and refugee status,” ambassador Gutierrez told National Public Radio last month.
Further, Mexico’s Interior Minister Navarrete Prida stated in a recent radio interview that criminal elements, including gang members, have infiltrated the caravan. “I have videos from Guatemala that show men dressed in identical clothing, sporting the same haircuts, handing out money to women to persuade them to move to the front of the caravan,” Prida told the interviewer. “We know, for a fact, that some members of the caravan threatened [Mexican] Migration Institute personnel and we have images showing many of them preparing Molotov cocktails.”
There is nothing either “racist” or untrue about the ad.
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