Donald Trump Asked Border Officials to Shoot Unarmed Migrants in Their Legs

Type: Violent RhetoricOct 01 2019 Severity:
Targeted: Immigration & CustomsAbout: Immigration
Donald Trump asked top officials at Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection to shoot unarmed migrants and asylum seekers in their legs to apparently "slow them down" as they were crossing the border. He raised the prospect in multiple meetings and, according to top officials, was informed that shooting unarmed asylum seekers is against national and international law.

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