Anti-immigrant rhetoric has heated up considerably during the current primary election race, particularly as a result of Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Common right-wing themes around undocumented immigration include framing immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants, as violent criminals, as well as making hare-brained economic arguments surrounding the "taking" of jobs and the "drain" on the country's economy.
Most of these notions are false. On The David Pakman Show, we went through each bogus argument, piece by piece. Take a look:
Let's not fall for the xenophobic and nativist dog whistles that have become the calling card of the right. Know the facts.