Trump’s Comments Serve as a Reminder That White Supremacy Fuels Dangerous Anti-Immigrant Policies and Violence

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Washington, D.C. – While in Iowa, Donald Trump doubled down on his anti-immigrant and xenophobic comments, drawing comparisons to deadly rhetoric used by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. 

Trump has consistently platformed white nationalist rhetoric and conspiracy theories, advocating for anti-immigrant hate and policies that harm immigrant communities across the country. This isn’t the first instance of him using dehumanizing language linked to extreme right-wing ideologies against immigrants. This pattern has raised concerns among experts on fascism, who characterize this rhetoric as “textbook” Nazi ideology.

Bruna Sollod, Senior Communications and Political Director of United We Dream Action, said:

“Immigrants are not political pawns for a white supremacist agenda or to grow the right-wing base. We cannot forget the destruction that four years of a Trump presidency had on our country, and we cannot let his legacy live on through the far right’s continued attacks on immigrants, our families and our communities. With the supplemental debate continuing, Democrats must stop aligning themselves with these policies and act like the pro-immigrant champions they promised our communities they’d be.

We have seen Trump’s white supremacist  rhetoric lead to deadly attacks on Black and Brown communities in El Paso, Texas and Buffalo, New York. We have also seen it in the making of harmful xenophobic laws in states like Texas and Florida, where immigrant families are separated, racially profiled, harassed, and inhumanely detained, putting our families and loved ones at risk.

When Trump and other right-wing politicians spew anti-immigrant lies to rile up their base, this dangerous rhetoric leads to deadly violence and laws that harm and dehumanize immigrants around the country. We must fight towards a future where our immigration policies are rooted in people’s humanity and our collective freedom to move, to stay in our homes and to thrive.” 


United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.