2014: Hightower: It’s the Immigration Fearmongers We Should Be Worried About, Not Their Ebola Hype

Trying to spread panic about immigrants and their risks is highly damaging to society. One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb, by gollies, he will double-down on dumb. For example, in his current re-run for the GOP presidential nomination, the “Oops” governor has repositioned himself as an expert on border security. As such, he milked a lot of political PR out of this summer’s surge of migrant children crossing our southern border illegally. Never mind that they were desperate to escape the abject poverty, rapes, murders and gang cultures that confronted them every day in their Central American homelands, Perry used their plight as a chance to foment fear and pose as a superhero “seal the border” candidate. Perry was on Fox News howling for federal troops, declaring that, “This […] Read More