Immigration Backlash: Violence Engulfs Latinos

The FBI released its latest national hate crime statistics last week, and while these numbers are shaky they do indicate hate crimes directed at undocumented immigrants — and Latinos in general — are up 35% over the last four years. In light of this chilling trend, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report has compiled a frightening sampling of the more egregious anti-Latino hate crimes of recent years — crimes that mirror the rising verbal violence of the national immigration debate.