- Marielena Hincapie: Trump's proposals depict immigrants as criminals
- She says data show immigrants are less likely to commit crime than US natives
- Hincapie: Trump would create a virtual police state for the immigrant population
Marielena Hincapié is executive director of the National Immigration Law Center Immigrant Justice Fund, which is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants in the U.S. She supports Hillary Clinton for president. the opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)This week Donald Trump painted an ugly picture of our present: In his view, the United States is a mess. Terror lurks around every corner. Those of us who were born elsewhere have been transformed from friends and neighbors who add to this country's strength to threatening people who should be deported. It's a wonder any of us gather the strength to leave our houses each day.