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Source: Twitter

Twitter Comedian Points Out Unintended Flaw In Incendiary Breitbart News Headline

By Aimee Lutkin

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the imminent end of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program, or DACA, which protects people who were brought to the United States illegally as children, before they had a say in the matter. 800,000 people are part of DACA, all pay taxes as well as a high fee to be a part of the program, and all are extensively vetted. That didn't stop our administration from starting the process to kick them out.

Ultra-conservative website Breitbart, which is run by white nationalist Steve Bannon, formerly of Trump's cabinet, immediately published an article alleging that more than 2,000 of those DACA recipients are accused or convicted of a crime. Twitter comedian Krang T. Nelson screenshot the claim and hit back with their own statistics. 

One in three US citizens has a criminal record. Even if 2,000 DACA recipients do, that makes their number one in 400.