DHS Spokesperson Heather Swift responded:
After a New York Times op-ed writer said President Donald Trump’s stories about immigrant crime were “bogus,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security provided him with examples.
David Brooks, an opinion writer for The New York Times, appeared on PBS NewsHour on Feb. 7 to discuss a slate of political topics, such as the president’s recent acquittal, the Democratic presidential election and Trump’s latest State of the Union address. While speaking about the address, Brooks referred to the president’s mention of immigrant-related crime as “bogus stories.”
“Yes, I actually thought it was his most effective speech as president,” Brooks said of the address. “He had some of the stuff he has always had, which is these bogus stories of crimes that immigrants have committed.”
“But if you go back to his campaign in 2016, it was an American carnage campaign. It was all crime,” he continued. “It was all fear. It was all division.”
From your own paper, the story @POTUS shared in the SOTU. A 92 year old woman was savagely raped and murdered by an illegal alien NYC refused to turn him over to @ICEgov after he was arrested for assault. https://t.co/EOHhQW5f72— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) February 10, 2020
Here's a video of a mother whos teenage son was murdered by an illegal alien, begging for stronger enforcement of immigration laws nationwide. https://t.co/Snf7B3Lcxk— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) February 10, 2020
Trump focused on the dangers of sanctuary cities and his attorney general has announced a new and stronger approach to sanctuary cities.
An illegal immigrant targeted a woman he previously raped once he was released from custody in Oklahoma after authorities failed to honor an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer https://t.co/e99dr4vAFp— Heather Swift, DHS spokesperson (@SpoxDHS) February 10, 2020