Congressman O’Rouke Gives Donald Trump a Dose of Reality on Social Media
Take that Donald!
Donald Trump has been in the news a lot lately, and our Congressman Beto O'Rouke just gave the businessman a hefty dose of reality. In Trump's presidential announcement speech, the candidate had this to say on immigrants from Mexico,
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Naturally, Tump received a lot of backlash and negativity from these remarks, and his businesses have now suffered. Celebrity chef José Andrés has pulled out of a deal to open a restaurant in his Washington D.C. hotel, NBCUniversal cut ties with the Trump's Miss Universe pageant, and the PGA has pulled a tournament from one of his golf courses. Miss Mexico has also pulled out of the Miss Universe pageant. The corporations Macy's and Serta mattress have also cut ties with the mogul.
Today, Congressman Beto O'Rouke wrote a response to Donald Trump and his comments,
TRUMP: "It’s worse now than it’s ever been. We don’t even have a border, people are just flowing through like water, there is no border right now.”
Katy Tur: "The murder rate in El Paso, Texas, which is right on the border, is the lowest murder rate for any of the big cities in the country.”
It's time Donald Trump gets the facts on El Paso and the border. You can help him and others who are in the dark by sharing this post with your friends and family so that they know that:
1. El Paso is ranked the safest city in the U.S. for the 4th year in a row, and San Diego is 2nd safest. These are the two biggest border cities.
2. Apprehensions at the border are the lowest in nearly 40 years.
Nationally the number of apprehensions per agent is down from 106 ten years ago to 23 today. In El Paso it is just over 4 apprehensions for the entire year per agent.
3. The Federal budget for immigration enforcement has grown from $1.2 billion in 1986 to $17.9 billion in 2012 (1,400% increase).
4. Net migration from Mexico last year was zero.
5. El Paso is the safest city in the country in large part BECAUSE of (not in spite of) the large number of immigrants who call our city home. They are here to take part in the American Dream, to work, to get ahead and to contribute to this great country.
Lastly -- if you know Donald Trump or anyone else who might be interested in seeing the border up close, please invite them to join me for the U.S.-Mexico 10k run on August 8th. It's a great way to see our beautiful, binational community. "