Watch Fox's History Of Using Immigration Issues To Hype Fears Of Terrorism
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Fox News has continually tied immigration issues -- including the availability of student visas and municipal IDs -- to terror threats in a misleading campaign to hype fears over immigration reform.
A record number of unaccompanied children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border -- more than 47,000 have been apprehended in 2014 according to U.S. Customs & Border Protections. According to the LA Times, most of the children are from Central America, and the recent surge in the number of unaccompanied children detained by border patrol has prompted the opening of several temporary facilities and created an "urgent humanitarian situation."
The children crossing the border from Central America are the networks' latest targets as Fox contributors have suggested that some of them are terrorists and violent cartel members.