Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests – Media Matters for America

Fox News pushes misleading DOJ statistics about non-citizen arrests - Media Matters for America nevin manimala

Fox News figures and Trump officials are using the report to give the administration further rhetorical ammunition to overturn the 1997 Flores court agreement, which placed time limits on family migrant detention.

This effort to advance  these mass immigration arrests as an illustration of noncitizens launching a supposed crime wave in America is like the classic tale of the man who murders his parents and then pleads for the court’s mercy — on the grounds that he is an orphan.

On the August 22 edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, host Lou Dobbs claimed that the report “highlights the rise of crimes by non-U.S. citizens in this country.”

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