Even Border Patrol Agents Don’t Want to Be Associated With Trump

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Less than a week later, Donald Trump is keeping his promise to not return to Mexico, though he’s cutting it close. Today Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, so he’s not staying too far away from the country he insulted and basically called his mortal enemy. The trip started off poorly, with border patrol agents following in the footsteps of the many companies distancing themselves from Trump. “After careful consideration of all of the factors involved in this event … it has been decided by Local 2455 to pull out of all events involving Donald Trump,” the union representing the agents said in a statement. “Make no mistake, our border with Mexico is not secure and there’s no doubt that we need to have an honest discussion about that with the American people.”

While he was in Laredo, Trump was asked if he had any proof that Mexico was sending the U.S. its criminals. He said that he would offer up proof soon, NBC reports. Demographers from the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of New Hampshire may have just proved that Trump is full of shit. They found that the number of total people emigrating to the U.S. from Mexico has dropped. A lot. From 2008 to 2012, there were 819,000 people who migrated from Mexico to the U.S., which is 57 percent fewer than the 1.9 million who migrated between 2003 to 2007. Aaaand the Mexican immigrants who are arriving to the U.S. often have more money, are educated, speak English, and are older.

Either way, Trump still believes it’s going to come down to him and Hillary Clinton for president.