80% of C. American Illegals Raped on Trip to US, Still Dems Encourage Them to Come


President Donald Trump is once again being attacked by liberals for voicing concerns about mass illegal migration … but bizarrely, one of the left’s favorite media sources actually backs up his claims.

On Thursday, the president pointed out that the stream of Central American immigrants currently headed through Mexico toward Texas is the site of many sexual crimes.

“(T)his journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before,” Trump stated during remarks in West Virginia. “They don’t want to mention that,” he said, suggesting that liberals are glossing over the harm caused by Hispanic immigration.

Predictably, the left had a fit of the vapors over that remark.

“Rape isn’t a word you throw around, not without facts to back it up,” rebuked one left-leaning media outlet with over a million Facebook followers. “It happened yesterday in WV when Donald Trump claimed women were being raped in the caravan coming from Central America to the U.S.”

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“So disgusting and upsetting that Trump is ok with making these things up and fear mongering,” wrote another Twitter user named Devon Cone, a human rights advocate, exemplifying the left’s hand-wringing over the claim.

Was it fear mongering? It turns out that one of the most prominent left-leaning news outlets — The Huffington Post — reported the exact same thing as Trump several years ago.

Are liberals purposely downplaying the facts about illegal immigration?

HuffPo’s dramatic headline says it all: “80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S.”

“As the number of Central American women and girls crossing into the U.S. continues to spike, so is the staggering amount of sexual violence waged against these migrants,” the 2014 article reported.

“According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report,” the well-known news outlet continued.

Read that again: Those are statistics from Amnesty International, a liberal humanitarian group, showing that not only are women raped in shocking numbers during these immigration treks, the problem seems to be getting worse.

Let that sink in. Liberals are more outraged that Trump accurately pointed out a problem than the fact that women and girls are being sexually assaulted in Mexico as part of illegal immigration.

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“How dare he tie immigration to rape,” commentator Tucker Carlson satirized the liberal response to Trump’s words on Thursday. “That’s slander! Obviously, it’s racist. He’s not allowed to say that.”

Tucker then shifted tone, and pointed out that — as we’ve just seen — the facts are actually on Trump’s side.

“Immigration affects public safety, and anybody who denies that is ignorant or dishonest. And a lot of people do deny it,” he explained.

“Confront them with reality, and they call you names,” Tucker continued. “Facts are a threat to their fantasies.”

Here’s another point that nobody seems to be talking about: Despite that fact that sexual assault and rape along illegal immigration routes are off the charts, Democrats openly encourage Central American citizens to attempt the journey.

It’s not too far of a stretch to consider that the dangers of assault may not be so well known to women and girls in Guatemala or Honduras. They might not know what they’re getting into.

Yet liberal policies in places like California act as magnets, urging those same girls to attempt a treacherous journey through Central America and Mexico, during which it’s statistically likely that they’ll be raped.

The left must know this happens — after all, they read the Huffington Post and trust Amnesty International. Are they purposely trying to cover up the dangers involved in mass immigration, or do they simply not care?

It’s time to have a frank discussion on illegal immigration, using facts instead of emotions. Just because something is uncomfortable doesn’t make it untrue.

Even Democrats who want more immigration must acknowledge that there are serious problems happening, and liberals should think twice before blindly encouraging more people to enter the dangerous and unsustainable migrant stream.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.