Condemn Donald Trump for Offensive Remarks on Mexican Immigrants

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Target: Donald Trump

Goal: Condemn Trump for horrible statements on Mexican immigrants.

Donald Trump recently made several offensive and horrifying verbal attacks against illegal immigrants in an interview with CNN Tonight commentator Don Lemon. These comments include the idea that “rapists” and “killers” are coming into the United States via the southern border. He want on to say that if, “You look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics of rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!” Lemon replied that the article Trump was referring to are about women being raped, not about criminals coming across the border. In fact, it was about immigrant women being raped. Trump defended himself by saying, “Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?” Demand Trump apologize immediately for verbally attacking Mexican immigrants.

These comments come entirely from an ignorant and extremely subjective point of view devoid of facts and statistics. In fact, there are statistics according to Justice Quarterly that foreign-born individuals have extreme low involvement in crime across the course of their life. Furthermore, according to the Pew Research Center, the crime rate among first-generation immigrants is significantly lower than the overall crime rate. Since undocumented immigrants represent more than a quarter of the immigrant population, it is almost impossible that the overall-immigrant population could be so much lower if the undocumented-immigrant crime rate were significantly higher. There is essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime.

Trump’s comments are ignorant to the fact that the majority of Mexican people immigrating to the United States work hard to have a better life and respect the rules of society. Sign this petition to condemn the hateful, ignorant, and offensive comments Trump made that lumps hard-working people into one lump that mitigates all the good they do for the United States.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Donald Trump,

I am writing this petition letter to you to express my disapproval and sadness over the statements you recently made regarding people who have emigrated from Mexico. You stated that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best…They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re bringing rapists.”

I would like to argue that when Mexico “sends its people” to the United States, they are not bringing problems but hope and excitement for the future. I am appalled that someone could make such ignorant and cruel comments about a group of people who are extremely hard working and who just who want to have a better future in the United States. By grouping together an entire population, you are not only being extremely racist, you are minimizing the accomplishments of immigrants who have helped to shape American society into a more productive and inclusive environment. To allege that immigrants coming from the southern border are doing all of the “killing” and “raping” is extremely offensive and painful.

Not only were your statements full of hate, they were completely devoid of facts. The article that your referred to in your interview with CNN actually spoke of the rape of immigrant women. Data from the United States census among other studies have shown that incarceration rates amount young men are lowest for immigrants, even those are the least educated. It is important to note that holds true for Mexican, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan immigrants, who make up the majority of undocumented immigrants. Moreover, men born in the United States are incarcerated at a rate of over two-and-a-half times than men who are foreign born.

As a presidential candidate, you have lost constituents who have immigrant roots as well as those who are of a more progressive mindset than yours. Furthermore, by holding true to your comments, you send the message that not only do you have an ignorant mindset, but a stubborn one where you are unable to admit your mistakes. I suggest that the next time you attempt to slander a group that is already severely marginalized in society, you check your facts because false statements such as your own do nothing to elevate the consciousness of society on issues such as immigration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. Mireille Crist says:

    Donald Trump told the truth. Mexicans want to take over this country and destroy it. Mexico does not want its people or take care of them. They live her and rob and rape us.They assaulted me with a knife and rob elderly people. I don’t want them in my country. Educated ones-fie. Not the trash that sneaks into this country. Mexico wants our country to be the same broken trash country as Mexico. Donald has the strength to protect us.

    • like!!!!!!
      A million times LIKE!!
      Someone who tells the truth rather than worry about being PC. I’m in Arizona, Mexico is right on the border. EVERY DAMN DAY there’s a story in the paper about some immigrant raping and/or abusing a child, robbery, murder….you name it. They have nothing to lose because they have nothing to begin with. They breed like damn roaches! All the pple who should be having children are only having 2 or 3, while all the pple who shouldn’t have 5 or 7. Soon this country will go to crap just like it has in Mexico. The pple coming over ARE NOT GOOD PPLE!! They’re the shit of Mexico and they come here and take, take, take. They don’t pay taxes and aren’t held to the same standards as the rest of us. Just look at the numbers! They ARE rapists and criminals! Are we not supposed to talk about it because they’re apart of a certain race?

  2. Mireille Crist says:

    Even our Mexican judges protect rapist and murderers. They are well educated but emotionally feel women are inferior and rape is fine. This is now a horrendous sickness in this country and one by one we need to stop this mentality of abuse to women and children. White men are just as abusive, but the mass migration from Mexico and the good 0l’ boy system is destroying our Constitutional Rights in Courts because of the mentality of Mexican Judges. And then we have judges who protect mobsters and ignore the laws and statutes. The country is a mess and the judicial system in so many ways is against “we the people.”

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