For years, now, Democrats have been screeching about how Donald Trump is “killing immigrants” with his border policies. But, once again, we see that Democrats are liars. As it happens, border deaths have actually gone down during Trump’s years in the White House.
Liberals went off the deep end last month when a photo of a dead father and his little child started making the rounds on social media. The pair had drowned trying to sneak into the U.S. illegally and died on the Mexican side of the border.
Liberals used that photo to claim that Trump is killing untold numbers of “immigrants.”
First of all, it is every liberal who supports illegal immigration that is killing “immigrants” by encouraging to make the extremely dangerous journey to get here illegally.
(Further, they are NOT “immigrants.” Immigrants come here legally. These people are criminals.)
Anyway, all that aside, the left continues to claim that Trump is killing “immigrants.” But now we find this is also a lie. Like everything else they say and do.
According to Fox News:, “Mexico-U.S. border deaths have actually declined in the first two years of the current administration”:
According to statistics compiled by the United States Border Patrol, there were 298 border deaths in 2017 and 283 in 2018, making it an average of 291 per year. The average yearly deaths under President Obama stood at 372 and 382 under the Bush administration.
However, as an analysis by National Review highlighted, Trump also likely benefitted from a drop in overall illegal border crossings, a trend that was sparked during Bush’s second term.
“But the reality is that deaths at the U.S-Mexico border decreased after Donald Trump became president,” the analysis says. “The fact remains that the totals from 2017 (298) and 2018 (283) are two of the lowest since 1999 – and there was no mass outcry in earlier years with much higher numbers.”
Indeed, the tragedy of border deaths has been happening for several decades. The highest number of border deaths on record, official data shows, was in 2005 in which the trek claimed 492 lives, seconded by 2012 in which 471 deaths were recorded by Border Patrol.
Once again, we see that all the left does is lie.
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