What Happened to Dealing with Illegal Immigration?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations David Marin and ICE’s Fugitive Operations team arrest a Mexican national at a home in Paramount, Calif., March 1, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Chasing actual lawbreakers around? That’s work.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I   am not very much worried about President Donald Trump’s tweet-bombing the U.S. immigration system, even though it could conceivably affect my family. (Nefarious . . . Canadians!) I am pretty sure I have seen this movie before.

Here is how it goes: President Trump finds himself mired in something that he isn’t very good at (governing, administration, being president, etc.) and as he gets bored and begins to lose the political fight, he makes some kind of dramatic proposal, invariably via Twitter, and the politico-media world is, for a day or two or three, convulsed. Trump’s team convenes and tries to

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