NBC’s Chuck Todd: We Are Seeing a ‘Refugee Crisis More Than an Immigration Crisis’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd attempted to change the narrative on immigration by casting the current surge of border crossings as a “refugee crisis more than an immigration crisis.”

Todd said, “As I mentioned earlier, what we are seeing on the border is really a bit of a refugee crisis more than an immigration crisis. People from Central America, places like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are coming here less to find work in the United States than to escape the desperation of life at home.”

He continued, “Gang violence is so prevalence in Honduras and El Salvador that according to the United Nations, those two countries have the highest homicide rates in the world, those two countries, highest homicide rates in the world and you wonder why people are fleeing.”

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