One year of immigration under Trump

Source: The Intercept
by Maryam Saleh

“Donald Trump made his formal entry into politics with the racism and xenophobia that would become a hallmark of his lightning-rod candidacy and, ultimately, his first year in the Oval Office. ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,’ he said in his presidential announcement speech. ‘They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’ ‘It’s coming from more than Mexico,’ Trump continued. ‘It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably — probably — from the Middle East.’ Fast forward 2 1/2 years. Trump is wrapping up his first calendar year as president, and he’s failed to make policy progress on many of his campaign promises. But when it comes to immigration, the president has proven to be much more than just a big talker.” (12/31/17)