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La Raza CEO: Trump ‘Creating Division’

Janet Murguia, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza criticized Donald Trump for “creating division” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart.”

Murguia said, “Well, obviously, Donald Trump is being very divisive, inflammatory, and in many instances, using false information to talk about what is true, and that is a broken immigration system. We do all agree we need to fix a broken immigration system, but we do not agree with Donald Trump that when he characterizes the numbers of people coming across the border. This is not true. The Pew Center has stated, quite clearly, that we’re at a low when it comes to migration from Mexico to the US, it’s a net zero that we’ve seen in the last three to five years. So, for Donald Trump to be trying to stir emotions in a very negative way is not positive, it’s divisive, and it’s not going to create solutions. And all Americans, including Hispanic-Americans, want leadership, and they want solutions. And instead, he’s creating division, so for us, it is absolutely offensive to hear this kind of talk.”

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