Originally Posted by Ataturk
Is it really a conspiracy theory that Mexico and other countries encourage illegal immigration to the US to get rid of people they don't want?
That's a really vague statement, compared to what Trump actually alleged.
Passively encouraging poor or uneducated people to go to the US I could believe. Packing up criminals and dumping them in the US is quite a bit different. Is there any evidence that the Mexican government has ever released a rapist (to use Trump's crime of choice) and told them to go to the US?
And to the idea that Trump was taken out of context:
“Because I heard from five different sources. And if you speak to the border guards, who I’ve spoke to many of, if you speak to border guards, and these guys are terrific. They’re almost crying, they’ve almost got tears in their eyes when they explain that they’re not allowed to do their job.”
After he was asked by panelist Mark Halperin what these five sources were, Trump stated, “I’ll reveal my sources when you reveal your sources, Mark. I have a lot of information on it, and so does everyone else. And you probably do, too. And for some reason they don’t want to put out this information. Mexico — and if you remember, many years ago when Fidel Castro opened [his] prisons and sent the people over, and everybody knew it. We never sent them back. We took these — all of these prisoners. Mexico, in a far more sophisticated way, is doing something very similar. They’re sending tremendously — you look at the man that killed Kate. You look at Jamiel, Jamiel Shaw, you look at so many — thousands of instances where illegals are coming in, and it’s a crime wave. And, frankly, Mexico doesn’t care, from the standpoint that they don’t want to house these people for a long period of time in their prisons. They say, ‘Let the United States take care of them. Let the United States put them in their jails. Why should we pay for it?’ And believe me it’s happening, and it’s happening big league, and this country doesn’t know.”
Pretty overt statement.