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Shameful Manipulation of a Painful Issue

Leftists have outrageously compared the separation of children at the border to Nazi policies. But the Nazis separated children to murder them while Americans separate them to protect them while their parents are detained and their cases processed.

It’s also deeply misleading when some conservatives cite a “crisis” at the Southern border: illegal entries have dropped more than 80% since 2000, from 1.6 million to 300,000. There’s also NO connection between illegal immigration and rising crime—crime’s gone down almost everywhere and statistics show the undocumented less likely to commit violence, not more so.

Big cities with the highest murder rates—St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit—have few illegals while those with the lowest murder rates—El Paso, San Diego, San Jose—have huge populations of the undocumented. We can’t make progress on immigration policy when both sides promote distortions.

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  • Michael Medved specializes in talking about pop culture and politics on a daily basis. Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

Michael Medved specializes in talking about pop culture and politics on a daily basis. Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

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