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‘Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda’

This New York Times piece has, at times, a hostile tone, as you’d expect. But it is a good account of how the Trump administration found its footing and began to re-orient immigration policy. In my column last week about Trump’s successes, I noted a few areas were he’s probably been better than a more cautious, conventional Republican — this is another one of them.

(If Stephen Miller, the administration’s immigration-hawk in residence, ever writes a book, he should use as a blurb this quote from Dick Durbin about finding him at a dinner that was supposed to be about developing common ground on a Dreamer amnesty: “‘Stephen Miller’s presence made it a much different experience than I expected,’ Mr. Durbin said later.”)

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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