The Immigration Pincer Squeezes Trump from the Left and the Right

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Calexico, Calif., April 5, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Immigration problems helped Trump win in 2016. They could defeat him in 2020.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D onald Trump has a problem heading toward his reelection campaign: immigration. He is being pressured on this issue from two sides. From the right, his signature campaign promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico amounts to his largest broken promise. If his presidency ended today, Trump’s legacy on immigration would be a massive increase in illegal entrants and a humanitarian crisis on the border itself. The mostly symbolic series of executive orders on immigration, through which Trump has tried to satisfy restrictionists, have failed to reduce illegal immigration or change the composition of immigration in the

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