Immigration and the anti-immigrant sentiment that the Trump administration has brought is hurting not only the core of american values, but it is encouraging violence against minority groups. No one, no one can separate shouts to “punch him in the mouth,” “grab them …,” “throw them out,” “lock her up,” they are rapists,” from the violent actions against fellow Americans. Worse the constant attacks on the media have also made it a target of violence. This is absolutely against what this country was founded upon. Finally, it is inescapable that Trump’s rhetoric has allowed for fringe groups to be validated and their message of violence, once appropriately seen as lunacy, given a foothold within the ignorant and susceptible members of our society. Lets be clear, immigrants are not to blame for the violence here and this course must be changed by those who are the backbone of this country – decent Americans who exercise their right to vote diligently (remember in number they were 3 million more in the last election).