President Donald Trump's immigration policy is deliberately racist. Be it emotionally scaring migrant children, threatening to deport victims of violence back to the dangerous places they fled from, or sending people who are American in virtually every aspect, except legal status, to countries they have never met – Trump's immigration rhetoric is one of intimidation , violence and white nationalism. Its top advisers have shaped its anti-immigrant narrative – and one in particular has a history of going so far as to promote white nationalist views for the far-right media. Trump's pattern is simple: he creates a crisis to claim political victory. By defaming immigrants and asylum seekers, he hopes to galvanize his base.