In the Nov. 4 Tribune, Pat Bagley's cartoon seeks to scorn those concerned about violent crime by illegal immigrants. His visual argument relies on a false premise that those wanting safe borders view potential violent immigrants as "typical immigrants."

Any fair-minded person knows the primary concern is about ruthless gangs, such as MS13, other criminals and terrorists mixing in with those simply seeking a better life.

Bagley has demonstrated that a false premise is a clever way to create a misleading impression, regardless of the truth. Or, to use his own words, an accusation he lodges against others, it's a “cheap propaganda trick.”

Alex Bennett, Salt Lake City