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07/22/2016 10:08 am ET

Latinos Call Out Donald Trump For His Fear-Mongering Speech

The Twitter community was on fire during his RNC speech last night.

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign came full circle on Thursday night, as the businessman and reality star officially accepted the Republican nomination at the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland with a speech filled with anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The comments were highly reminiscent of statements he made when launching his campaign last June, which painted Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals.” In his speech, Trump assured followers that he would “build a great border wall” as the crowd chanted back “build a wall.”

“Nearly 180,000 people with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens,” Trump said during his speech Thursday night. “The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year only exceed the entire total from 2015. They are being released by the tens of thousands into our community with no regard for the impact of public safety and resources.”

But facts seem to be against the Donald, as reports have actually shown a steep decline in Mexican migration since 2009. A 2015 Pew Research Center report even found that more Mexicans were leaving than coming to the United States since then. Plus, studies have also shown that undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native born citizens. 

So, Trump’s fear-mongering claims de-humanizing illegal immigrants and portraying them as dangerous received plenty of fact checking and reactions on Twitter by immigration advocacy groups and Latinos. 

Check out some of the best Latino reactions to Trump’s entire RNC speech below: 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.

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